Washington County Fair

 

2018

Washington County Fair

Flower Show

September 3-6, 2018

Robyn Tullius-Director in charge

Judging time: 1pm Saturday, September 2

Merchants Hall, Lower Level

 

GENERAL RULES

1.     All listings in this section of rules are declared to be Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

2.     All persons exhibiting shall purchase a Washington County Fair Membership Ticket, either individually or through a group.

3.     Classes are open to all public individuals with the exceptions of 816 and 875

a.     816- the Exhibit Garden display are provided by a group or organization

b.     875- an Artistic Floral Design is by formal invitation

4.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibitors name

b.     Class number

c.     Membership ticket number

Note:

Additional information, as required, may be added to tag before judging begins.

Exhibitors may make changes to their Artistic Designs until 12pm noon on Saturday.

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

5.     Exhibit delivery time and day to the Hall are as follows:

a.     Potted Plants-Between 7am and 1pm Friday.(review more detailed guidelines under Horticulture, section 1)

b.     Gardens-All day Thursday, must be completed by Friday. (review more detailed guidelines under Horticulture, section 2)

c.     Specimen Flowers-Between 7am and 9am Saturday (review more detailed guidelines under Horticulture, section 3)

d.     Floral Design- Between 7am and 9:30am Saturday (review more detailed guidelines under Artistic)

Note-Access to the Fairgrounds on Saturday may be extremely difficult due to parade traffic from 10am-2pm.

6.     Exhibits in all sections are to be positioned by the Staging Committee.

7.     The rules of standard flower show practices as stated by The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc. in the Exhibitors and Judges Handbook shall govern this show and should be referenced by Exhibitors when preparing exhibits. Handbooks are available through The Washington County Library and one will be at the Flower Show in the Merchants Hall on Thursday until the end of the fair.

8.     Exhibits should be of show quality.

9.     Judging begins at 1pm, Saturday.

10.  Exhibit removal time: 8pm, Tuesday. Any Exhibitor removing their exhibit before 8pm is subject to premium forfeiture unless they have contacted a Fair Board member for permission.

11.  The Exhibit Gardens area should be swept and returned to its original condition on Tuesday night.

12.  Paper coverings will be removed on Wednesday morning.

13.  Neither The Fair Board nor volunteer organizations that manage the show are responsible for any exhibit left in the Flower Show in the Merchants Hall after 10pm, Tuesday. An effort will be made to take left or forgotten exhibits to the Fair Board Office.

14.  The Staging Committee reserves the right to disqualify any exhibit that does not meet the guidelines set forth in these rules.

 

 

HORTICULTURE

Section 1

Potted Plants

1.     Premiums- 1st $3.00; 2nd $2.50; 3rd $2.00; 4th $1.50

2.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibitors name

b.     Class number

c.     Membership ticket number

d.     Plant name(s)-Variety or cultivar

Note:

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

Preprinted address labels work well for the Exhibitors name.

3.     Potted Plants are to be delivered to the Hall between 7am and 1pm Friday

4.     Size limitations and specifications: Limitations are set to foster fairness in competition.

a.     Single plant exhibits-An approximate area of 12”x12” will be provided for display. Pots should not exceed more than 10” across the top.

b.     Dish Gardens-An approximate area of 14”x14” will be provided for display. Dish Gardens should not exceed more than 12” at its greatest measurement across the top of the container.   

c.     Fairy Gardens-will be allowed an 18” wide space for display.

5.     Extremely heavy pots or overgrown/unruly plants are subject to rejection by The Staging Committee.

6.     Due to the difficulty of staging and judging The Staging Committee will NOT hang any exhibit.

7.     The Staging Committee may add, subdivide, or combine classes as exhibits warrant.

8.     Potted plant exhibits must have been owned and grown by Exhibitor for 90 days.

9.     An Exhibitor may enter more than one exhibit in the same class providing they are not the same variety or cultivar.

10.  Pot exteriors should be free of dirt. No foil or plastic pot covers.

11.  Plants should be clean and well groomed. No oil or polish is permitted.

12.  Special considerations:

a.     Classes 800-813, Single plant, accessories are only permitted when used as support.

b.     Class 814- Dish Gardens must have at least 3 different types, varieties, or cultivars of plants.  All plants used in a dish garden should have the same environmental needs such as water, sun or shade.  Accessories are permitted.

c.     Class 815- Fairy Gardens must have at least 3 different types, varieties, or cultivars of plants and accessories.

13.  The Staging Committee reserves the right to disqualify any exhibit that does not meet the guidelines set forth in these rules.

 

CLASSES

800 BONSAI (Special Class)

801 AFRICAN VIOLETS

802 COLEUS

803 EVERBLOOMING BEGONIAS (Semperflorens)

804 OTHER BEGONIAS

805 FERNS, no large Boston Ferns

Asparagus Ferns and Sperengeri should be entered in Class 809.

806 CACTI

807 SUCCULENTS

808PAINTED LEAF CALADIUMS

809 FOLIAGE PLANTS not listed elsewhere

810 BLOOMING PLANTS

811 PHILODENDRON and POTHOS

812 OTHER VINES non-blooming

813 BLOOMING VINES

814 DISH GARDENS

815 FAIRY GARDENS

 

 

Section 2

Exhibit Gardens

CLASS

816

 

1.     Premium- $100

2.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibiting Organizations name

b.     Class number

c.     Membership ticket number

NOTE:

Exhibitor/groups names should be concealed during judging.

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

3.     Gardens must have a title or theme.

4.     Gardens should be practical, so that they may be reproduced in a home garden.  The gardens should convince the viewer that he/she might apply the ideas in their own garden.

5.     Work on Gardens can be started on Thursday and must be completed by Friday.

6.     List of all plant names, varieties or cultivars, used and their location in Garden.

7.     Space of approximately 10’x13’ will be provided.

8.     Organizations are to provide all plant material and accessories.

9.     Premiums are awarded to commendable displays that incorporate good design, scale, proportion, suitability, and quality of plant material. Gardens should include one or more floriculture ideas for the home gardener.

 

 

Section 3

Specimen Flowers

1.     Premiums- 1st $3.00; 2nd $2.50; 3rd $2.00; 4th $1.50

2.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibitors name

b.     Class number

c.     Membership ticket number

d.     Flower name(s)-Variety or cultivar

Note:

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

3.     Specimen exhibits are to be delivered to the Hall between 7am and 9am Saturday.

Note:

Access to the Fairgrounds prior to and during the parade is blocked, participating

Exhibitors must take this into consideration when deciding their arrival time.

4.     Specimen exhibits specifications:

a.     Must have been grown by Exhibitor.

b.     Should be in clean, clear, and plain glass containers proportionally sized and large enough to provide adequate stability.

c.     Should be ready to display by The Staging Committee by having been properly groomed, and a completed tag affixed to the container.

d.     Disbudding is considered a standard practice unless otherwise indicated in the list of classes.

e.     Other specifications, such as size of blooms, number of single bloom stems, mixed or single colors, not disbudded, etc., will follow each class number in this section.

f.      Unclassified classes- limit of 4 exhibits per Exhibitor

Note:

Tags can be fastened to the containers by tape or slipped under a rubber band that has been placed around the container.

Clear bottles can be used as containers; a good source is from the Marietta recycling center.

5.     The Staging Committee may add, subdivide, or combine classes as exhibits warrant.

6.     Roses should be classified according to The American Rose Society’s Buyer’s Guide (current issue)

7.     The Staging Committee reserves the right to disqualify any exhibit that does not meet the guidelines set forth in these rules.

 

 

CLASSES

820 ROSES, Knock Out, 1 stem, not disbudded

821 ROSES, any other variety, 1 bloom

823 ROSES, Floribunda, any named variety, 1 stem, not disbudded

824 ROSES, Grandiflora, 1 stem, not disbudded

825 ROSES, Miniature, 1 stem, not disbudded

827 CELOSIA, crested

828 CELOSIA, any plumed variety, large flower, 1 bloom, not disbudded

829 DAHLIA, large, 8” and over, 1 bloom

830 DAHLIA, 4” to 8”, 1 bloom

831 DAHLIA, 2” to under 4”, 3 blooms, 1 variety

832 DAHLIA, under 2”, 3 blooms, 1 variety

833 MARIGOLD small, French type, 1 stem/spray, not disbudded

834 MARIGOLD large, African type, 1 bloom, orange

835 MARIGOLD, large, African type, 1 bloom, yellow

836 SEDUMS, 1 stem, any variety

837 ZINNIA, large, 3” and over, 1 bloom, any variety

838 ZINNIA, medium, under 3”, cactus flowering, ruffled, curled, etc., 3 blooms

839 ZINNIA, medium, under 3” single or mixed colors, 3 bloom/stems, any variety

840 ZINNIA, small, under 2” single color, 3 bloom/stems, any variety

841 ZINNIA, small, under 2” mixed colors, 3 bloom/stems, any variety

842 SUNFLOWER, 1 bloom

843 GRASSES, 1 stalk

844 FOLIAGE (Special Class) - 1 large leaf or 1 stem or spray, not disbudded but, with no open blooms

845 GLADIOLUS, 1 spike

846 UNCLASSIFIED, ANNUAL, 1-6” long stem or spray, limit of 4 exhibits per Exhibitor

847 UNCLASSIFIED, PERENNIAL, 1-6” long stem or spray, limit of 4 exhibits per Exhibitor

848 UNCLASSIFIED, SHRUB, 1-6” long stem or spray, limit of 4 exhibits per Exhibitor

 

ARTISTIC

Floral Design

1.     Premiums- 1st $5.00; 2nd $4.00; 3rd $3.00; 4th $2.00

2.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibitors name

b.     Class number

c.     Membership ticket number

d.     Materials used in Design

Note:

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

Return address labels work well.

3.      Artistic Floral Design exhibits are to be delivered to the Hall between the hours of 7am and 9:30am, Saturday.

Note:

The parade begins at 10am and may not end until after 1pm, when judging begins, access to the Fairground is blocked until the end of the parade.

Participating Exhibitors must take this into consideration when deciding their arrival time.

4.     In Artistic Floral Design Section:

a.     The work must be done by Exhibitor listed on the entry tag.

b.     An Exhibitor can only have one exhibit per class.

c.     Exhibitor does not need to have grown the materials used in the Design.

d.     Dried materials can be painted.

e.     Fresh/live materials CANNOT be painted or dyed.

f.      NO artificial (silk or plastic) representations of flowers/plants are allowed.

g.     An approximate maximum height of 40” is suggested for all Floral Design exhibits in non-miniature classes.

h.     Multiple container Designs should be on trays for easy relocation by The Staging Committee.

5.     SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

a.     Artistic competitors may provide an indication of their intent to exhibit a Floral Design by anchoring or affixing an entry tag in the Artistic Design staging area of the Hall with the minimum information of:

                                                   i.     Exhibitors name

                                                  ii.     Class number

                                                 iii.     Membership ticket number

                                                 iv.     Cell phone number (if available)

b.     It is the Exhibitors responsibility to inform a Staging Committee member of the existence of their tag.

c.     Additional information, as required, is to be added to the entry tag and all Artistic Designs are to be ready for judging by 12pm (noon), Saturday.

d.     After judging begins, if necessary, repairs can be made to Designs if the Judge is not in the immediate area.

6.     Exception:Class 875, is by formal invitation only:

a.     A special location in the hall is dedicated to this class.

b.     Each Design will be given an approximate area of 20”deep x 30”wide.

c.     An approximate maximum height of 40” is suggested

d.     There must be a 4”x6” card with a brief interpretation of this Design.

7.     The Staging Committee may subdivide classes as exhibits warrant.

8.     The Staging Committee reserves the right to disqualify any exhibit that does not meet the guidelines set forth in these rules.

  

Celebrating the Holidays

Sweetest Day (Stretch Design)

850 Creative 

Presidents Day-National Park Legacy (incorporating wood)         

851 Traditional

852 Creative             

St. Patrick’s Day-Luck of the Irish (stressing green)

853 Traditional

854 Creative 

Easter- A Beautiful Renewal (religious)

855 Arranger choice 

Mother’s Day-Tea with Mom (miniature size 5”-8” in any dimension)

856 Traditional

857 Creative

858 Dried 

Father’s Day- A Day with Dad (miniature size 3”-5” in any dimension)

859 Traditional

860 Creative

861 Dried 

Fourth of July– Exploding Fireworks – (tall, using metal)

861 Creative 

Halloween- Frost on the Pumpkin – (using dried material)

862 Traditional

863 Creative 

Thanksgiving-Bountiful Harvest (fruits and/or vegetables)

864 Traditional

865 Creative 

Christmas- Joy to the World (must include elements of red)

866 Arrangers choice 

New Year’s Day- A New Start (exhibiters who have won fewer than 10 blue ribbons)

867 Arrangers choice

  Invitational (Special Class) 

Valentine’s Day- A Romantic Dinner (place setting design)

875 Creative (provide a describe on an index card)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

v Best of Show

o Horticulture-Potted Plants

o  Horticulture-Specimen

o Artistic-Traditional

o Artistic-Creative

o Artistic-Junior Division

v Most Creative

v Award of Distinction

v Lilliput Award 


JUNIOR DIVISION

Washington County Fair

Flower Show

September 3-6, 2018

Robyn Tullius-Director in charge

Judging time: 1pm Saturday, September 2

Merchants Hall, Lower Level

 

GENERAL RULES

1.     All listings in this section of rules are declared to be Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

2.     All persons exhibiting in the Junior Division of the flower shall be under the age of 18 and purchase a Washington County Junior Fair Ticket

3.     Premiums-participation of $2.00 per exhibit, limit of 10 exhibits per Exhibitor

4.     All exhibits must have an entry tag that lists:

a.     Exhibitors name

b.     Class number

c.     Name of plant(s) or specimen or materials used where applicable

d.     Membership ticket number

e.      Age of Exhibitor

Note:

Additional information, as required, may be added to tag before judging begins.

Exhibitors may make changes to their Artistic Designs until 12pm noon, Saturday.

Print information clearly so it can be easily read by the Judges.

5.     Exhibit delivery time and day to the Hall are as follows:

f.      Potted Plant-Between 7am Thursday and 4pm Friday.

g.     Specimen Flowers-Between 4pm Thursday and 9am Saturday.

h.     Floral Design- Between 4pm Thursday and 9:30am Saturday.

Note-Access to the Fairgrounds on Saturday may be extremely difficult due to parade traffic from 10am-2pm.

1.     Exhibits in all sections are to be arranged by the Staging Committee. Size limitations and specifications: Limitations are set to foster fairness in competition.

2.     Potted plant section size limitations and specifications:

a.      Single plant exhibits- An approximate area of 12”x12” will be provided for display. Pots should not exceed more than 10” across the top. Accessories are only permitted when used as support.

b.     Dish Gardens- An approximate area of 14”x14” will be provided for display. Dish Gardens should not exceed more than 12” at its greatest measurement across the top of the container. Must have at least 3 different types, varieties, or cultivars of plants. Accessories are permitted.

c.     Fairy Gardens will be allowed an 18” wide space for display. Must have at least 3 different types, varieties, or cultivars of plants and accessories.

3.     Specimen (cut flower) section specifications:

a.     Must have been grown by Exhibitor.

b.     Should be in clean, clear, and plain glass containers proportionally sized and large enough to provide adequate stability.

c.      Should be ready to display by The Staging Committee by having been properly groomed, and a completed tag affixed to the container.

d.     Disbudding is considered a standard practice unless otherwise indicated in the list of classes.

e.     Other specifications, such as size of blooms, number of single bloom stems, mixed or single colors, not disbudded, etc., will follow each class number in this section.

Note:  Tags can be fastened to the containers by tape or slipped under a rubber band that has been placed around the container.  Clear bottles can be used as containers; a good source is from the Marietta recycling center.

4.     Artistic-Floral Design specifications:

a.     The work must be done by Exhibitor listed on the entry tag.

b.     An Exhibitor can only have one exhibit per class.

c.     Exhibitor does not need to have grown the materials used in the Design.

d.     Dried materials can be painted.

e.     Fresh/live materials CANNOT be painted or dyed.

f.      NO artificial (silk or plastic) representations of flowers/plants are allowed.

5.     Exhibits should be of show quality.

6.     The rules of standard flower show practices as stated by The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc. in the Exhibitors and Judges Handbook shall govern this show and should be referenced by Exhibitors when preparing exhibits. Handbooks are available through The Washington County Library and one will be at the Merchants hall on Thursday until the end of the fair.

7.     The Staging Committee may add, subdivide, or combine classes as exhibits warrant.

8.     The Staging Committee reserves the right to disqualify any exhibit that does not meet the guidelines set forth in these rules.

 

HORTICULTURE

Section 1

Potted Plants

 

CLASSES

890 BLOOMING PLANT

891 FOLIAGE PLANT

892 DISH GARDEN

893 FAIRY GARDENS (Special Class)

 

HORTICULTURE

Section 2

Specimen Flowers

 

CLASSES

894 MARIGOLD small, French type, 1 stem, not disbudded

895 MARIGOLD large, American/African type, 1 bloom

896 ZINNIA large, 3” and over, 1 bloom, any variety

897 ZINNIA medium, under 3”, single or mixed colors, 3 blooms

898 CELOSIA plumed or crested not disbudded

899 UNCLASSIFIED 1 stem or spray, not disbudded

 

ARTISTIC

Floral Design

 

Field Day-Let the Games Begin

900 Arrangers choice 

Labor Day-Back to School

901 Arrangers choice

 

 

 

 

   

 

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