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DEPARTMENT J - Floral

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. ALL SPECIMENS EXHIBITED MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR AND ENTERED IN THE NAME OF THE GROWER ONLY.
  2. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 11:45 A.M. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 7:45 P.M. Judging will take place Wednesday, at 10:00 A.M. The building will reopen at 2 P.M.
  3. All plant material, with the exception of dried and treated material, must be homegrown, unless otherwise specified. Plant material from a professional florist is not homegrown.
  4. Potted house plants should be in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months before the show. Outdoor container plants are not potted house plants.
  5. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing the categories of the materials they wish to enter. The volunteers at the registration desk are not responsible for selecting the appropriate categories for the exhibitors. If an exhibit is entered in the wrong category, staff and judges are authorized to move it into the right one.
  6. For the miscellaneous herb categroy, the participant must label the name of the herb. 
  7. Any blooms must be at least 2/3 open. 
  8. Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category.
  9. Specimens will be placed in uniform containers provided by the Ruritan Club.
  10. Best of Show ribbon may be awarded.
  11. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for exhibits or ribbons left after 5 P.M.
  12. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for broken or lost articles.
    NOTE: In order to insure that arrangements, herbs and specimens are at their peak and to assure fairness when judging, all plant materials should be conditioned. This means cutting the plant materials and hydrating them in sugar water or water with floral conditioner for 24 hours before making arrangements or entering herbs and specimens. This conditioning process will increase integrity and longevity of the arrangements, herbs and specimens. The judge will disqualify any entries which contain parts that are diseased, damaged or wilted. 

JUNIOR DEPARTMENT

17 years and under

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category. Flowers count more than foliage but some foliage, if in excellent condition, should be included, when possible. One specimen is one stem, not a bunch, unless a class calls for a “spray.” Any bloom must be at least 2/3 open. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb. 

J-1 JUNIOR SINGLE SPECIMENS

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

1. Specimen-1 stem-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

CONEFLOWER

2. Specimen-1 stem-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

COSMOS
3. Specimen - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

DAHLIAS

4. Specimen-Large-over 6"- 1 bloom- 1st 2.00, 2nd 1.50, 3rd 1.00
5. Specimen- Medium-Large flowered- 4-6" - 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
6. Specimen-Small flowered-under 4"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

GLADIOLUS
7. Specimen-  1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

MARIGOLDS
8. Specimen-Large flowered- 1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
9. Specimen-dwarf/french-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

PETUNIAS
10. Specimen- 1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

ROSES
11. Specimen- Hybrid Tea- 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
12. Specimen- Floribunda- 1 spray - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

SUNFLOWERS- Ornamental
13. Specimen- 1 stem (yellow) - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
14 Specimen-1 stem (other colors) - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

ZINNIAS
15. Specimen - Large flowered- 4" & over- 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
16. Specimen-Medium flowered-2"-4"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
17. Specimen-Small flowered-under 2"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

MISCELLANEOUS
18. Specimen- Any flower not listed-annual - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
19. Specimen- Any flower not listed-perennial - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

FLOWERING SHRUBS/TREES

20. Specimen- 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

FLOWERING HYDRANGEA

21. Specimen- 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

J-2 JUNIOR DESIGN DIVISION

Younger children may enter categories designated for older children, but older children may not enter categories designated for younger children. 

CLASSES

Premiums-1st: 3.50, 2nd: 2.50, 3rd: 1.50

1.     LOLLIPOP-LOLLIPOP:   Ages 10-17.  Using lollipops as an accessory, create an arrangement with fresh flowers in a container of your choice.

2.     GO POKE:  Ages 10-17.  Do a “Pokemon-themed” arrangement using a variety of fresh green plant material.

3.     ROUND & ROUND:   Ages 9 and under.  Create a dried flower arrangement in any type container that has wheels.

4.     AMERICAN KIDS:  Ages 9 and under.  Create a fresh arrangement using red and white flowers.  Use blue in your container or accessories.

J-3 JUNIOR HERBS

Herbs in flower or that have set seed are past their prime and are discouraged. One specimen is one stem.

 

CLASSES

  1. Basil - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  2. Lavender - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  3. Lemon Balm - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  4. Mint - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  5. Oregano - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  6. Parsley - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  7. Rosemary - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  8. Sage - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  9. Thyme - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  10.  Miscellaneous-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

 

ADULT DEPARTMENT

18 years and older

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category. Flowers count more than foliage but some foliage, if in excellent condition, should be included, when possible. One specimen is one stem, not a bunch, unless a class calls for a “spray.”Any bloom must be at least 2/3 open. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb. 

J-4 ADULT SINGLE SPECIMENS


CLASSES

 

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

1. Specimen-1 stem-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

CONEFLOWER

2. Specimen-1 stem-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

COSMOS
3. Specimen - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

DAHLIAS

4. Specimen-Large-over 6"- 1 bloom- 1st 2.00, 2nd 1.50, 3rd 1.00
5. Specimen- Medium-Large flowered- 4-6" - 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
6. Specimen-Small flowered-under 4"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

GLADIOLUS
7. Specimen-  1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

MARIGOLDS
8. Specimen-Large flowered- 1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
9. Specimen-dwarf/french-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

PETUNIAS
10. Specimen- 1 stem - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

ROSES
11. Specimen- Hybrid Tea- 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
12. Specimen- Floribunda- 1 spray - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

SUNFLOWERS- Ornamental
13. Specimen- 1 stem (yellow) - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
14 Specimen-1 stem (other colors) - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

ZINNIAS
15. Specimen - Large flowered- 4" & over- 1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
16. Specimen-Medium flowered-2"-4"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
17. Specimen-Small flowered-under 2"-1 bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

MISCELLANEOUS
18. Specimen- Any flower not listed-annual - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
19. Specimen- Any flower not listed-perennial - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

FLOWERING SHRUBS/TREES

20. Specimen- 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

FLOWERING HYDRANGEA

21. Specimen- 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

J-5 POTTED HOUSE PLANTS

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class. One exhibit is one house plant; only one house plant in one pot. Open to all ages.

CLASSES

1. African Violet-Blooming - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
2. Other Blooming Potted House Plant with Bud or Bloom - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
3. Non-Blooming Potted House Plant - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
4. Cactus & Succulents - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

J-6 ADULT DESIGN DIVISION

May be entered in designer's name only. Exhibitor may place only one entry in each class. Junior competitors may enter the Adult Design Division.

CLASSES

Premiums-1st: 3.50, 2nd: 2.50, 3rd: 1.50

1.     JOLLY GREEN GIANT:  Make a vertical design using fresh green plant material.

2.     IT’S A SMALL WORLD:  Create a miniature arrangement.  Plant material must be naturally small in size.  Scale is very important.  Not to exceed 5” overall.

3.     TISKET- A- TASKET:   Using a basket as your container, create a dried flower arrangement.

4.     HOTSY-TOTSY:  Create a design with a candle using flamed-colored fresh flowers (red, yellow orange). 

5.     GARDENER’S CHOICE:  In a bowl, create an arrangement of summer flowers and greenery that spill out and cascade over the sides. 

6.     CRESCENT MOON:  Create a fresh flower arrangement in a crescent shape. s

 
  

J-7 ADULT HERBS

18 years and older

Herbs in flowers (except lavender) or that have set seed are past their prime. A sprig is preferred to a woody stem.

CLASSES

  1.  Basil - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  2. Lavender - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  3. Lemon Balm - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  4. Mint - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  5. Oregano - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  6. Parsley - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  7. Rosemary - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  8. Sage - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  9. Thyme - 1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00
  10.  Miscellaneous-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

J-8 POTTED OUTDOOR PLANTS (Adult)

1. Single Species-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

2. Mixed Species-1ST 2.00, 2ND 1.50, 3RD 1.00

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to the 2017 Pageant Winners

2017 Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Margaret McFillen

1st Runner Up: Ashley Woerl

2nd Runner Up: Stephanie Miller

2017 Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Madelynn Hutchison

1st Runner Up: Trysten Jackson

2nd Runner Up: Kileigh Smallwood

2017 Pre-Teen Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Kendal Lambert

1st Runner Up: Kelsey Elrod

2nd Runner Up: Emily Vincent

2017 Little Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Avalina Bogaty

1st Runner Up:  Kierra Hottle

2nd Runner Up:  Harper Davis
 

Concert

BRYAN SHEPHERD and his band will perform Saturday, August 19th starting at 8:00 PM. Concert is Free! Gate admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-15. 

Concert Cancelled

AUGUST 4, 2017

THE JANA KRAMER CONCERT ON AUGUST 19TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH ETIX.COM

WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ANY OTHER PERFORMANCES THAT EVENING. 

Livestock Entries

The Livestock Committee is accepting open entries starting Monday, July 10th with Showorks. Beef entries accepted until July 15th. Goats, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits and Horses accepted until July 31st. To register visit http://ccrflivestock.weebly.com/

4-H/FFA Livestock

NEW FOR 2017: ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

REGISTER HERE

All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must have their contact information, livestock being shown, and housing of livestock details entered by March 15, 2017.  If there are any changes after March entry, we ask the exhibitor to contact ccrflivestock@gmail.com so changes can be approved and corrected online.