Fall Flower Show

DEPARTMENT 9 — COOSA VALLEY FAIR
FALL FLOWER SHOW

richarddixon Richard Dixon, Director

 


 

*Subject to change. Please check back for any schedule and program changes.

DIVISION I

Sunday, OCT. 1, 2017

Entry of Horticultural Exhibits: 1 to 4 p.m.

******** NOTE: Maximum length of specimens is 30”. *********

Section A — Trees OCTOBER 01 - 02, 2012 FAIR 030

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

 

DIVISION II

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:

 

First Place:
Blue Ribbon – $2


Second Place:
Red Ribbon – $1.50


Third Place:
Yellow Ribbon – $1


Fourth Place:
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.

 

DIVISION I:

HORTICULTURE

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.


Classes:

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

11. Zinnia

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)

21. Rhizomatus

22. Rex Cultorum

23. Tuberous

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

27. Miniatures

28. Trailers

29. Novelty

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

46. Succulents

47. Any other worthy named specimen

 

SECTION J: Container, grown for foliage

48. Chinese Evergreen

49. Philodendrons

50. Sansarveria

51. Combination plantings

a. dish garden

b. planter

c. terrarium
Maximum diameter, 15 inches; maximum length 15 inches and
width is 9 inches. (For Class 51 only)


SECTION K: Container, grown for bloom

53. Geraniums

54. Orchids

55. Begonia

56. Mixed plantings

57. Combination plantings

a. dish garden

b. planter

c. terrarium
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

61. Ferns

62. Mixed plantings


SECTION M: Roses, one stem

63. Hybrid tea — grown disbudded
a. Exhibition
b. Decorative, full blown

64. Floribunda

65. Grandiflora

66. Miniature

67. Climbing

68. Shrub

 

Youth Horticulture

Classes for Youth Horticulture exhibits will be numbered the same as for Adult Horticulture. Exhibits will be entered on yellow tags.

 

DIVISION II:

AGRICULTURE

(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.


CLASS:

1. Apples

a. Crabapples, 10

b. Dried apples, 5 slices

c. Red apples, 3

d. Yellow apples, 3

2. Beans

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

a. Indian

b. Ornamental

c. Popcorn

d. White

e. Yellow

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

15, Grapes

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

25. Pepper

a. Banana, 3

b. Bell, 3

c. Hot, 3

d. Pimiento, 3

e. Sweet, 3

26. Persimmons, 3

27. Pomegranate, 3

28. Potatoes

a. Irish, 3

b. Sweet, 3

29. Pumpkin, 1

30. Squash

a. Acorn, 1

b. Banana, 3

c. Butternut, 1

d. Summer, 3

e. Turban, 1

31. Sunflower, 1

32. Syrup, Sorghum, 1 quart

33. Tomatoes

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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