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Flower Exhibits

Rules & Regulations

  1. All entries for Annuals, Perennials, House Plants and Floral Art A, must be in show by 8:00 PM the Monday of Fair week. Cut flowers in poor condition will be removed after 10:00 PM on Friday by staff. All exhibits may be removed after 8:00 PM Sunday (last day of Fair).
  2. All entries for Dahlia Specialty Show and Floral Art B must be in the show by 11:00 AM Saturday during Fair. Judging will start immediately thereafter. The building will be open at 7:00 AM to accommodate exhibitors. All exhibits may be removed after 8:00 PM Sunday. None before! Exhibits not claimed by 9:00 PM will be disposed of.
  3. The Washington County Fair will not be responsible for plants, flowers or containers in Show. Diseased or insect infested plants and flowers will be disqualified and removed from exhibition.
  4. All exhibitors must fill entry on line, including name, complete address and zip code or any premiums awarded will be forfeited. Maximum 50 entries. If cards are needed in advance please call. Building committee will not be responsible for ribbons not picked up by Sunday closing.
  5. Exhibits must be placed in correct color or type category, ask chairperson if unsure.
  6. All containers will be furnished by the show committee except where stated otherwise and in the Floral Art divisions. Floral Art specimens may be exhibited in the owner’s bud vase.
  7. All materials in Floral Art must be suitable for 4 days
  8. Named varieties of flowers or plants should be written on tags, especially Roses. (Ex.: Zinnia var. Thumbelina, or 210341 Dwarf Canna Lily var. Lucifer). Tagging plants when grown is important, call Chairperson for suggestions.
  9. Junior Class–All entries must be 12 years of age or younger. A green dot will be placed on all entry tags showing Junior exhibitors. All rules apply as in open show division.
  10. All categories will be judged on the Danish Method. Each will be judged on its own merit and awarded accordingly. Judges’ decisions are final. Classes judged with 3 or more entries.
  11. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each class.
    First place – $5.00; Second Place – $3.00; Third Place – $2.00.
  12. Dahlia Classes will be covered by RI and American Dahlia Society rules.
  13. All specimen classes must be grown by Exhibitors.
  14. Grand Champion$ 50.00 and Reserve Champion $25.00. Rosettes will be awarded.


Flower Division Superintendents Contacts:

Joanne Jordan: 401-364-9410

Kris Bell: 401-316-0877

Dahlia Show Superintendent

In cooperation with RI Dahlia Society

Barton Buffington, Show Chair
Email: abarton295@aol.com
Phone: 401-789-2994
Please contact Show Chairperson for information.

Flower Exhibits

Annuals (Cut)
EXHIBIT CODE ANNUALS VARIETY
101 Asters (3)
102 Bachelor Buttons (3-5)
103 Calendula (1-3)
104 Cosmos Small under 2″ (3)
105 Cosmos Large over 2″ (3)
106 Celosia (3-5) Large head over 3″
107 Impatiens (5)
108 Marigold (1) Large bloom diameter 3″ and over
109 Marigold (3) Medium blooms diameter 2″-3″
110 Marigold (3) Small blooms diameter less than 2″
111 Collections - ANNUALS - Same or mixed variety (3-5)
112 Pansies (5)
113 Petunias (3) Single
114 Petunias (3) Double
115 Snapdragons (1) Large Spike 5″ and over
116 Snapdragons (3) Small Spike under 5″
117 Sunflower (1) Large 5″ and over
118 Sunflower (3) Small under 5″
119 Zinnias Large (1-3) over 3″
120 Zinnias (3) Medium 1½” – 3″
121 Zinnias (3-5) Small less than 1 ½”
122 Any other varieties Large (1) 3″ and up
123 Any other varieties Medium (3) 1½” – 3″
124 Any other varieties Small (5) under 1 ½”
125 Violas (5) 3″-5″
126 Verbena (3)
127 Annual Foliage any type (3)
128 Fresh cut dried Flower (1) Large over 4″, Annual or Perennial
129 Fresh cut dried Flowers (3) Under 4″, Annual or Perennial
130 Unusual / Deformed Annual

1. Each type will be grouped by color and number of flowers with stems before judging.
2. Same color MUST be in the vase, unless collection.

Gladiolus



EXHIBIT CODE GLADIOLUS VARIETY
200 Miniature - Florets under 2½", stem length 17"
210 Small - Florets 2½"to under 3½", stem length 17"
220 Medium - Florets 3½" to under 4 ½", stem length 20"
230 Large - Florets 4½" to 5½", stem length 20"

Perennials



EXHIBIT CODE PERENNIALS VARIETY
301 Cluster Flower (1) Large over 3″ (ie. Tall Phlox, Lilies, Allium, Sedum)
302 Small Cluster (3-5) under 3″
303 Spikes (3) Large over 12″ (ie. Red Hot Poker, Veronica, Salvia)
304 Spikes (5) Small under 12″ (ie. Bellflowers)
305 Any other large perennial (1-3) over 3″ (ie. Black-eyed Susan)
306 Any other medium perennial (3) 1½” to 3″ (ie. Balloon Flower)
307 Any other small perennial (3) under 1½” (ie. Coreopsis)
308 Foliage over 6″ - Coleus (3)
309 Foliage (5) 6″ and under
310
Flowering Woody Plants - Rose of Sharon - Hydrangeas (Cluster or Spike)
311 Collections - Perennials - Same or Mixed Variety (3-5)
A. Large Florets over 3″ (1-3)
B. Medium Florets 1½” to 3″ (3)
C. Small Florets under 1 ½” (3-5)
D. Unusual / Deformed Perennial / Shrub / Flower (1-3)
All specimens must have correct common name to receive a ribbon.

Bulbs



EXHIBIT CODE BULB VARIETY
331 Cut Flowers - (1 - 3) Large over 3"
332 Cut Flowers - (3) Medium 1½" to 3"
333 Cut Flowers - (5) Small under1 ½"
334 Potted 4" container
335 Potted 6" container
336 Potted 8" container
Crocus, Caladiums, Lily, Dutch Iris, Liatris, Calla, Lilies, Oxalis, Tulip, etc
All specimens must have common name and identified varieties. Pots must be 8″ or less, classed by pot size 4, 6, or 8″

Tubers



EXHIBIT CODE TUBER VARIETY
341 Cut Flowers – (1 – 3) Large over 3″
342 Cut Flowers – (3) Medium 1½” to 3″
343 Cut Flowers – (5) Small under 1 ½”
344 Potted 4″ container
345 Potted 6″ container
346 Potted 8″ container
Canna Lilies, Begonias, Iris, Day Lily, Mums, etc
All specimens must have common name and identified varieties.
Pots must be 8″ or less, classed by pot size 4, 6, or 8″

Rhizomes



EXHIBIT CODE RHIZOMES VARIETY
351 Cut Flowers - (1-3) Large over 3"
352 Cut Flowers - (3) Medium 1½" to 3"
353 Cut Flowers - (5) Small under 1 ½"
354 Potted 4" container
355 Potted 6" container
356 Potted 8" container
Butterfly Weed, Tall Carpatica, Blue Bells, Chinese Lantern, Strawberry, Ajuga, etc
All specimens must have common name and identified varieties.
Pots must be 8″ or less, classed by pot size 4, 6, or 8″

Roses



EXHIBIT CODE ROSE VARIETY
401 Hybrid Tea - 6-10" stem & flowers (1-3)
402 Grandiflora - 6-10" long stems (1-3)
403 Floribunda - 6-10" long stems & clusters (1-3)
404 Miniatures - 3-6" long branches with flower clusters (1-3)
405 Climbing - 6-10" stem & flowers (1-3)
406 Other Roses
Type and variety MUST be listed to receive ribbon.

Flowering Houseplants



EXHIBIT CODE HOUSEPLANT VARIETY
501 African Violet
502 Hibiscus
503 Citrus Plant (must have fruit)
504 Orchid (must list species)
505 Any other plant grown for bloom 6" pot or smaller
506 Any other plant grown for bloom 7" pot or larger
507 Hanging Plant grown for bloom 6" pot or smaller
508 Hanging Plant grown for bloom 7" pot or larger
509 Potted annuals in decorative container of exhibitor's choice.
510 Vine Type Plants (Morning Glory, etc)
All plants in this category must be in bloom to be judged on own merit.

Foliage Houseplants



EXHIBIT CODE HOUSEPLANT VARIETY
551 Plant grown for foliage 8" pot or less.
552 Plant grown for foliage 10" pot and over.
553 Hanging plant grown for foliage 8" pot or smaller.
554 Hanging plant grown for foliage 10" pot or larger.
555 Fern - non-garden variety.
556 Cacti and Succulents
557 Collection of Cactus or Succulents in a single container
558 Any 6" potted herb. Must be in a 6" pot and labeled properly by name
559 Any flowering plant that is not in bloom in 6" pot
560 Any Topiary - container 12" or less

Tiny Garden



EXHIBIT CODE TINY GARDEN
570 A Tiny Garden in a Pot - Pot under 18"


Floral Art

  1. The Smith Award for Best of Show Rosette will be awarded in Floral Art based on merit, not ribbons earned.
  2. Design must be in a waterproof container as watering must be done to keep plant material alive. Please consider this when making arrangements. Exhibitors may show more than 1 entry per category.
  3. All arrangements will be judged on use of garden grown flowers and plant materials only. Props & foam should not show.
  4. Index cards must accompany entry with theme and list of flowers used.
  5. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded as follows in the Floral Art division: 1st $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00

Floral Art Themes:
#1 – 630 - 2023 #1 - "Crazy Daisy"
Daisy to dominate arrangement with white and shades of Green. Theme and materials on a 3×5 index card.

#2 – 640 - 2023 #2 - "Harvest Time"
Autumn Colors - orange, red, yellow, and brown to dominate arrangement. Theme and materials on a 3x5 index card.


Holiday Bouquet

  1. Whole arrangement made up of dried flower and dried materials only.
  2. Props and foam shouldn’t show.
  3. A list of flowers should accompany entry on a index card.
  4. Cash prize and ribbon will be awarded as follows:
    1st $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00




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