DEPARTMENT 9 — COOSA VALLEY FAIR
FALL FLOWER SHOW
Richard Dixon, Director
Fall Flower Show Advisors:
Mary Louise Dixon
*Subject to change. Please check back for any schedule and program changes.
Sunday, OCT. 1, 2017
Entry of Horticultural Exhibits: 1 to 4 p.m.
******** NOTE: Maximum length of specimens is 30”. *********
Section A — Trees
Section B — Shrubs
Section C — Annuals
Section D — Perennials
Section E — Begonias, container grown
Section F — African Violets, container grown
Section G — Ferns, container grown
Section H — Herbs, cut and container grown
Section I — Cacti/Succulents, container grown
Section J — Container plants grown for foliage
Section K — Container plants grown for bloom
Section L — Hanging containers
Entry of Agriculture Exhibits: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
ENTRIES IN ALL SECTIONS MUST BE ENTERED ON THE DAYS INDICATED WITHIN THE STATED HOURS.
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017: Entry in Horticulture, Section M Only,
Roses: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee for Judges: 9:30 a.m. -10 a.m.
Judging of Show: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Judges Luncheon: 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017: Open to Public: 5 – 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017: Open to Public: 5 – 10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017: Open to Public: 3 -10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017: Open to Public: 5 -10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017: Open to Public: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017: Exhibits are to be removed from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
JUDGING AND AWARDS
1. The National Council Standard System of Awarding will be used. Point-scoring scales in the HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS (2007) will be used for judging. The DECISION of the judges will be final. Judges may withhold awards if entries do not merit an award.
2. Ribbons in The Flower Show will be eligible for cash awards to the exhibitors, with the exception of Garden Club Members, in which case a donation of equal value will be given to the Garden Club of which the exhibitor is a member.
3. The Coosa Valley Fair Association will give the following awards:
Blue Ribbon – $2
Red Ribbon – $1.50
Yellow Ribbon – $1
White Ribbon – Ribbon only
Best in Horticulture – $20
Best in Junior Horticulture – $20
Best in Agriculture – $20
Best Begonia – $20
Best Hanging Container – $20
Best Cut Specimen other than roses, trees and shrubs – $20
Best Fern – $20
Best Rose – $20
Best Arboreal Specimen, (Trees) – $20
Best Container Grown plant – $20
Best Pumpkin – $10
Best Tomato – $10
4. Premiums may be obtained at the Fair Office on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Coosa Valley Fair Association will compile all Garden Club exhibitors’ awards and one donation will be given to each Garden Club.
ALL PREMIUMS NOT OBTAINED BY 3 P.M.,THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2017 WILL BE CONSIDERED FORFEITED.
5. An award of $75 will be made to the Garden Club that has the most Blue Ribbons.
6. If any exhibitor believes that he or she has not received pay for an award or ribbon, the Show Chairman must be notified within 30 days, or no correction in payment will be made.
GENERAL RULES FOR HORTICULTURE:
1. Entries in Sections A through L will be on Sunday, OCT. 1, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Entry in Section M (Roses) will be on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. All exhibits will remain in the show until Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.
EXHIBITS MAY BE PICKED UP FROM 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. ON SUNDAY, Oct. 8, 2017. Exhibits not picked up at these hours will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.
2. ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO AMATEURS ONLY. ANY PERSON WHO SELLS PLANTS OR CUT FLOWERS IS CONSIDERED A PROFESSIONAL AND IS INELIGIBLE TO ENTER. The Youth Horticulture Division will be divided into two groupings. The junior group will be for youngsters through the 6th grade. The high school group will include persons in grades 7 through 12.
3. Entries of non-garden club members will be designated and judged separately and all exhibits are eligible for Fair Association Awards.
4. An exhibitor may make only one entry of a variety per class and no more than 10 entries per class.
5. All entries should be correctly named and points may be deducted by judges if this is not done. Botanical names are required for top awards.
6. All entries must have been grown by exhibitor, who must be an amateur.
7. All container-grown plants must have been grown in the container in which they are exhibited for points on cultural perfection and have been in possession of the exhibitor for three months.
8. Cut Specimens will be staged in soft drink bottles. Entries that cannot be staged in soft drink bottles cannot be entered in the show.STAGING OF ENTRIES WILL BE DONE BY FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY. Any entries placed by entrants will be disqualified.
9. All horticulture will be judged according to the scale of points given in the latest Handbook for Flower Shows (2007).
10. Entries incorrectly classified may be properly reclassified by the show committee.
11. Both sections of entry tag (top and bottom) must be completed or no premium will be awarded.
12. CUT SPECIMENS WILL BE DISCARDED AS THEY DETERIORATE.
13. Horticulture will be subdivided at the discretion of show committee. Judges may ask chairmen to further subdivide, if warranted.
14. The Coosa Valley Fair Association, the Exchange Club of Rome and flower show committee cannot be responsible for any exhibit, but reasonable care will be taken of each exhibit.
15. CONTAINER SIZE WILL BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER ACROSS THE TOP OF THE CONTAINER.
16. Container grown plants may not exceed 48 inches in height from bottom of pot.
17. Container grown plants will be checked daily and watered as necessary.
SECTION A. Trees
May be subdivided according to genus and/or variety.
Maximum length 30 inches from bottom of container, maximum width is 12”.
PLANTS WITH POINTED LEAVES SUCH AS HOLLIES AND MAHONIAS ARE INELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED.
1. Broadleaf Evergreens
2. Needled Evergreens
3. Fruited or Flowering Branches
4. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION B: Shrubs
5. Broadleaf Evergreens
6. Needled Evergreens
7. Fruited or Flowering Branches
8. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION C: Annuals
9. Amaranthacea, Celosia
10. Compositae, Marigold
12. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION D: Perennials
IVIES AND VINES ARE INELIGIBLE.
13. Amaranthaceae, Joseph’s Coat
14. Compositae, Chrysanthemum
15. Compositae, Rudbeckia
16. Compositae, Ageratum
17. Compositae, Aster
18. Any other named specimen
SECTION E: Begonias, container grown
19. Cane-like (Angel Wing, etc.)
20. Semperflorens (Wax)
22. Rex Cultorum
24. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION F: African Violets, container grown
25. Standard (single crown, exception trailers)
(1) Single bloom,
(2) Double bloom
26. Variegated foliage, any bloom
30. Other Gesneriads
SECTION G: Ferns, container grown.
Exhibitor must furnish stand if specimen cascades below container.
31. Adiantum (Maidenhair, etc.)
32. Asplenium (Bird’s Nest, etc.)
33. Dryopteris (Leatherleaf, Wood Ferns, etc.)
34. Davallia, Polypodium (Footed Ferns, etc.)
35. Nephrolepis (Boston, etc.)
36. Platycerium (Staghorn, etc.)
37. Pellaea (Button)
38. Any other worthy named specimen
39. Fern-like plants
SECTION H: Herbs
40. Cut specimen, culinary
41. Cut specimen, medicinal
42. Container grown, culinary
43. Container grown, medicinal
SECTION I: Container-grown Cacti/Succulent
44. Cacti, non blooming
45. Cacti, blooming
47. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION J: Container, grown for foliage
48. Chinese Evergreen
51. Combination plantings
a. dish garden
Maximum diameter, 15 inches; maximum length 15 inches and
width is 9 inches. (For Class 51 only)
SECTION K: Container, grown for bloom
56. Mixed plantings
57. Combination plantings
a. dish garden
Maximum diameter, 15 inches; maximum length 15 inches and
width is 9 inches. (Terrariums only)
58. Any other worthy named specimen
SECTION L: Hanging Containers
59. One variety per container, non-blooming
60. One variety per container, blooming
62. Mixed plantings
SECTION M: Roses, one stem
63. Hybrid tea — grown disbudded
b. Decorative, full blown
Classes for Youth Horticulture exhibits will be numbered the same as for Adult Horticulture. Exhibits will be entered on yellow tags.
(Rules for growing, exhibits, judging and premiums in Division I apply to Division II).
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ENTERED ON SUNDAY, OCT. 1, 2017, between 1 to 4 p.m.
a. Crabapples, 10
b. Dried apples, 5 slices
c. Red apples, 3
d. Yellow apples, 3
a. Butterbeans, 10 pods
b. Green beans, 10 pods
c. Ornamental beans, 3 pods
d. Soybeans, 1 stalk
e. Wax beans, 10 pods
3. Cantaloupe, 1
4. Carrots, 3
5. Chestnuts, 3
6. Citron, 1
7. Corn, 3 ears
8. Cotton, 1 stalk
9. Cucumbers, 3
10. Eggplant, 1
11. Figs, 5
12. Garlic, 1 clove
13. Gourds, 1
14. Grain sorghum, 1 head
a. Red, 10
b. White, 10
16. Honey with comb
17. Luffa, 1
18. Okra, 5 pods
19. Onions, 3
20. Peaches, 3
21. Peanuts, 12 pods
22. Pecans, 10 nuts
23. Peas, fresh, 10 pods
24. Pears, 3
a. Banana, 3
b. Bell, 3
c. Hot, 3
d. Pimiento, 3
e. Sweet, 3
26. Persimmons, 3
27. Pomegranate, 3
a. Irish, 3
b. Sweet, 3
29. Pumpkin, 1
a. Acorn, 1
b. Banana, 3
c. Butternut, 1
d. Summer, 3
e. Turban, 1
31. Sunflower, 1
32. Syrup, Sorghum, 1 quart
a. Cherry, 5
b. Standard, 3
c. Italian, 3
34. Watermelon, 1
Classes will be added for any other entries in Agriculture.
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