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FL1 - First Show
Entries Received: September 6th (12PM - 6PM)
Entries Released: September 10th after 9pm

FL2 - Second Show
Entries Received: September 10th (9PM - 10PM)
September 11th (7AM-9AM)
Entries Released: September 14th after 9pm

FL3 - Third Show
Entries Received: September 14th (8PM-10PM)
September 15th (7AM-9AM)
Entries Released: September 17th from 9PM-10PM
September 18th from 9AM-11AM

**Please stop by the Admin Building to pick up a ticket and delivery pass to drop off your entry. Afterwards drive to Gate 17, which is on 300 North, you'll be escorted to the AG building in your vehicle. Thursday night all entrants must leave the fairgrounds by 10:30 pm., Friday morning all entrants must leave by 9:30 am**

update 9/14/2023

Entry Fee: $0.50 per entry


  1. No exhibitor is allowed in the building during judging.
  2. Judges may not exhibit in a section they are judging.
  3. A standard system of awards will be used. For each lot one first, one second, and one third place will be given, if merited. A placing may be withheld if no exhibit is found worthy.
  4. Honorable mentions will also be given to any worthy entry.
  5. Judge's decision's are final.


1. All shows are open to the public

2. Entries will be accepted between 7 am - 9 am on the first day of each show or between 9 pm -10 pm the night before, except the first show. Exhibit will be closed to the public during judging.

3. When bringing your exhibits enter through Gate 17 (approximately 1200 W on 300 N near the Days of 47 Arena). Exhibits will be displayed in the Agriculture Building.

4. The supervisor shall have the right to replace or remove at any time any exhibit or part of an exhibit which has become unsightly or is infested by insects.

5. Exhibits must be picked up on the listed release dates, unless arrangements are made with the department supervisor.

6. When claiming exhibits use the entry receipt secured on the day of entry.

7. All entries must be completed on the regular entry form and must be completely filled in.

8. To receive payment, both top and bottom of entry tag must contain your name and the class and lot you are entering.

9. All varieties of flowers should be named or identified.

10. Exhibitors must furnish their own containers (except in miniature horticulture).

11. Entries will be placed by the committee in charge.

12. Exhibitors may have only one entry in each lot.

13. Incorrectly placed entries may be disqualified.

14. Flowers in the Horticulture section must have been grown by the exhibitor, but not necessarily in the Artistic Section. For cut flowers, emphasis is placed on local garden grown varieties, not a cut house plant.

15. An entry can be exhibited and judged at only one show. Do not re-enter it.

16. Employees in this department may enter displays, but may not compete for premiums.

17. Plants which have see pods may be entered where applicable.


Premiums Horticulture Artistic
1st Place Ribbon & $2 Ribbon & $3
2nd Place Ribbon & $1 Ribbon & $2
3rd Place Ribbon Ribbon & $1
Honorable Mention Ribbon Ribbon
Special Awards Rosette & $2 Rosette & $2
Special Needs Award Rosette & $2 Rosette & $2

Note: Special Horticulture awards will be awarded by Judges. A maximum of ten(10) will be awarded per show in the Horticulture Section only.

Best of Show: (awarded per show)
Two in Horticulture - Trophy (One for Cut Flowers and One for Potted Plants)
One in Artistic / Professional Class - Rosette
One in Artistic / All Other Classes - Rosette
One in Advanced Amateur - Rosette
One in Amateur - Rosette
One in Juniors - Rosette
One in Miniature - Rosette
One in Novice - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Small Designs - Rosette
One in Youth - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Special Needs - Rosette for Horticulture and Design

Sweepstakes Award - $25.00 will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons in Artistic Design, in all three shows combined.

Judging Scale for Cut Flowers

Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom 25%
Size, According to Species or Variety 25%
Foliage and Stem 10%
Form 25%
Condition 15%
TOTAL 100%

Please identify each plant before you enter it. Names, colors, etc. must accompany each entry in this section. Do not bring the following poisonous plants: Datura (Jimson Weed, Moonflower), Castor Bean or Night Shade.

Note: Collections equal 3 or 5 stems of the same species. Judging will be based on horticulture perfection and uniformity in size and maturity.

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