Entry Book

Dept. 12 Flowers

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 DEPT. 12 FLOWERS

SUPERINTENDENTS: Chairman - Dorothy Hamlett, (330) 278-4618; Nancy Haneberg, Assistant Chairman;  Kathy Hamlett, Melanie Hamlett, Conrad Haneberg

ENTRIES CLOSE: JULY 20 at 4 P.M.  MAIL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 15.
ENTRIES FIRST SHOW: Sunday, July 29, 12 NOON till 4 P.M.

JUDGING - Sunday, July 29 immediately following check in of entry closure at 4 PM - OPEN TO EXHIBITORS.
DISMISSAL: First Show: Arrangements and Specimens ONLY Wednesday, August 1 at 8 pm. MEDINA COUNTY FAIR NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP BY THE  EXHIBITOR AT THE SPECIFIED TIME.

PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING PROJECTS:
1. Please pick up tags for projects at the office. Upon receiving tags check to make sure there is a tag for each project. If a tag is missing report it to the office immediately for correction.  DO NOT ATTACH TAGS TO ITEMS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAGS FOR CORRESPONDING PROJECTS AT TIME OF ENTRY.

ENTRIES SECOND SHOW: Thursday, August 2, 9 A.M. till 11 A.M.
JUDGING: Thursday, August 2 at NOON - OPEN TO EXHIBITORS.
DISMISSAL: SECOND SHOW and all categories Sunday, August 5 at 8:00 P.M.

The “Most Ribbons Contest” for adult categories, sponsored by the SIMAN FAMILY in MEMORY OF JOYCE and CHARLIE SIMAN, wins $50 and your name placed on the plaque located in the Medina County Fair Office.

RULES:
1. EXHIBITORS OF A NON-PROFESSIONAL NATURE ONLY.
2. ONLY ONE ENTRY in each class is permitted.
3. Container must be furnished by exhibitor and MUST BE CLEAR PLASTIC AT LEAST 8 INCHES TALL, NOT MORE THAN 10 INCHES TALL BY 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER (16-20-24 oz.) CLEAR PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE.
4. All entries must be pre-registered by: JULY 20 at the FAIR OFFICE. Juniors must be pre-registered also.
5. Any entries made by a Junior Exhibitor (age 4-12) MUST BE GROWN OR MADE BY THE EXHIBITOR.
6. Any entry not pre-registered or incorrectly registered  will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
7. Flower Committee will exercise due care, but cannot be responsible for exhibits not picked up by dismissal date.
8. Premiums are as listed. Second BEST OF SHOW and HONORABLE MENTION ribbons will be awarded, if merited in all sections, but NO premium will accompany them.
9. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judge whose decision is final.
 
SPECIMEN RULES:
1. Entries must be grown by the exhibitor.
2. Only ONE entry per class per exhibitor.
3. Container must be furnished by the exhibitor and MUST BE AT LEAST 8 INCHES TALL, NOT MORE THAN 10 INCHES TALL BY 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER (20-24 oz. bottle)
4. Varieties must be named on entry tag when you pre-register by JULY 20.
5. The Stem length MUST be a minimum  of TWO (2) inches regardless of specimen species.
6. The exhibitor is responsible for monitoring the water level in the container; wilted specimens will be DISQUALIFIED.
7. Exhibitor must remove any leaves or other non-stem material from the portion of the stem that will be submersed in water.
8. Definition of a STEM: Any main or lateral axis of a plant which possesses nodes and internodes and bears leaves and buds at the nodes. A stem terminates with one or more flowers.
9. Definition of a SPRAY: The primary and lateral stems all bearing terminal flowers.
10. Definition of a SPIKE: A lengthened flower cluster on a main stem which bears stemless flowers.
11. Definition of a BLOOM: One flower with its associated foliage left intact on the portion of the stem that is above the top of the container.
12. There will be two shows of Specimens. Exhibitors may enter both.
13. Any discrepancies from the specifications stated above will result in an AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
 
FIRST SHOW
 
Section A - SPECIMENS FOR FIRST SHOW
PREMIUMS: 1ST-$3; 2ND-$2; 3RD-$1
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Petitti’s Garden Center, 2803 Center Rd. Brunswick, OH.
CLASS:
1. AGERATUM, 1 stem
2. ASTER, 1 stem
3. BEGONIA, tuberous carnation, 1 bloom, any color
4. CALENDULA, 1 stem, one color or mixed
5. CELOSIA, 1 stem
6. CLEOME, 1 stem
7. COSMOS - any variety, 1 stem
8. DAHLIA
9. DAY LILIES, Hemerocallis, 1 stem
10. GERANIUM,  1 stem
11. GLADIOLA,  one variety any color, 1 spike (no miniatures)
12. HOSTA, one leaf, must list variety
13. HYDRANGEA, MACROPHYLLIA (Mophead variety)
14. LILIES, tiger or similar type, 1 stem
15. LILIES, hybrid, 1 stem
16. MARIGOLD, French Dwarf 2” or less
17. MARIGOLD, 2 1/2” or over (yellow or orange only)
18. PETUNIA, single, 1 stem
19. PETUNIA, double, 1 stem
20. ROSE, Floribunda, 1 stem, two or more blooms
21. ROSE, Hybrid Tea, 1 stem, one bloom, no side bud
22. SALVIA, 1 variety, any color
23. SCABIOSIA, 1 bloom
24. SNAPDRAGON, any variety or color, 1 spike
25. SUNFLOWER, one bloom, not to exceed 6 inches
26. VERBENA, any color, 1 stem
27. ZINNIA, any variety, 1 stem
 
 
Section B - FIRST SHOW SPECIMENS: Fresh Herbs (Same rules apply as above specimens)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HONORABLE MENTION AS MERITED.
BEST OF SHOW -$20 Hanging Basket by Blooming Acres, 7529 State Rd, Wadsworth, Ohio, 44281; Phone: (330) 336-1410
CLASS: (Fresh Herbs)
1. Basil, 1 stem
2. Dill,1 stem                             
3. Lemon Balm, 1 stem             
4. Monardo (Bee Balm), 1 stem
5. Scented Geraniums, 1 stem
6. Tansy, 1 stem
7. Any other, not listed any other place in dept., 1 stem   
 
ARRANGEMENTS
RULES:
1. Flowers do not have to be grown by exhibitor.
2. Flowers will be judged by appearance, but ribbon will be awarded for Arrangements design and ingenuity.
3. This section has two types of arrangements, FRESH and SILK. 
4. FRESH material must dominate in FRESH category.
5. Silk or dried material may be purchased for artificial category.
Silk material must dominate, dried material may be added.
6. Accessories may be used in all Arrangements.
7. Second Best of Show and Honorable Mention ribbons will be given if merited.  No Premium will accompany them.
8. Size to be 18"x24" or smaller.
 
Section C - ARRANGEMENTS  (FRESH)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$6; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$4
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by The Simon Family in Memory of Joyce Simon
1. The Medina County Fair--"Celebrating Medina County"
2. Lavender & Lace
3. High Heels (1)
 
Section D - ARRANGEMENTS (SILK)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$6; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$4
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Hirts Garden Center, 4943 Ridge Rd, Granger, OH; Phone: (330)-239-0506
1. America, the Beautiful (Red, White & Blue)
2. Buttons & Bows
3. Kaleidoscope of Color

Section E  - DRIED HERBS
PREMIUMS: 1st -$3;  2nd-$2;  3rd-$1
HONORABLE MENTION AS MERITED.
RULES:
1. Bunches of 5 stems not more than 12 inches.
2. Have bundled as if you were drying them at home.
3. Must be dried for at least one month.
BEST OF SHOW $20 certificate sponsored by House of Flowers, Inc., 234 N. Broadway, Medina, Oh  Phone: (330) 725-6900
 
CLASS:
1.   Mint, 5 stems                                                     5. Lavendar in bloom, 5 stems
2. Sage, 5 stems                                                       6. Parsley, 5 stems
3. Rosemary, 5 stems                                               7. Any Other, not listed any
4. Oregano, 5 stems other place in dept. 5 stems
 
Section F - POTTED PLANT
RULES:
1. Plant must be in exhibitors possession for at  least three (3) months. One plant per pot, except for dish gardens.
2. Maximum pot size, 14 inches.
3. Leaves on plants cannot be treated with any type of leaf shine.
4. One entry per exhibitor in any class. 
5. Entries are to be in place by 4 P.M. Sunday, July 31 and must remain until 8.00 P.M. Sunday, August 6.  Not responsible for items not picked up on time.
6. Plants must be named on entry tag when you pre-register or they will not be judged.
7. Plants will not be watered.
8. Any discrepancies from the above rules will result in DISQUALIFICATION.
 
PREMIUMS:1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1
BEST OF SHOW $20 certificate sponsored by Boyert's Greenhouse, 7171 Wooster Pike, Medina, OH  44256; Phone: (330) 725-3509
CLASS:
1. AFRICAN VIOLET, single or double bloom, ONE CROWN
2. MINIATURE ROSE, any variety, blooming
3. ORCHID, any variety, blooming
4. HERBS, any three (3) varieties labeled, potted in individual 4 inch pot on saucer.
5. ANY FOLIAGE PLANT
6. ANY FOLIAGE HANGING BASKET up to 12 inch pot
7. ANY BLOOMING PLANT in hanging basket up to 12 inch pot
8. WINDOW BOX (must furnish own box. 18x6.5x6.5. NO ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS)
9. ANY SUCCULENT PLANT to include CACTUS
10. BONSAI
11. FAIRY  GARDEN

Section G - FIRST SHOW SPECIMENS: JUNIOR EXHIBITOR (ages 4-11)               
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1
Honorable mention ribbons and participation ribbons as merited.
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Boyert's Greenhouse, 7171 Wooster Pike, Medina, Phone: (330) 725-3507
The “Most Ribbons" Contest: for young adults, sponsored by SMITH BROS of Medina and Bath, OH, wins a $25 gift certificate.
CLASS:
1. DAISY,  any variety, size or color; 1 bloom
2. GERANIUM, any variety or color, 1 stem
3. GLADIOLA, any variety or color, 1 spike
4. MARIGOLD, any variety or color, 1 stem
5. PETUNIA, any variety, size, or color, 1 stem
6. SNAPDRAGON, any variety or color, 1 spike
7. SPECIMEN HERB, any variety, 1 stem
8. STATICE, any variety or color, 1 stem
9. SUNFLOWER, any variety, size, or color, 1 bloom, size container to fit flower is permitted
10. ZINNIA, any variety, or color, 1 stem
11. Any other ANNUAL or PERENNIAL properly groomed
 
Section H - POTTED PLANTS: JUNIOR EXHIBITOR (ages 4-11)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1
BEST OF SHOW $20 Gift certificate sponsored by Hirt's Gardens, 4943 Ridge Rd, Granger, OH 44281; 1-886-748-9984
 
CLASS:
1. PANSY, any variety flowering up to 8 inch pot
2. PORTULACA, any variety flowering up to 8 inch pot
3. LOBELIA, any variety flowering up to 8 inch pot
4. FOLIAGE PLANT, any variety up to 12 inch pot
5. HANGING BASKET, flowering, up to 12 inch pot
6. HERB, POTTED, any variety, up to 8 inch pot
 
Section I - WALL DECORATIONS
1. All decorations must be able to hang.
2. Artificial material may be used.  Flowers should dominate.
3. Wreaths of round or heart shape will be permitted.
4. NO WREATH LARGER THAN 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER EXCLUDING BOW.
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Auditor Michael Kovack
 
CLASS:
1. WREATH, Decorated
2. STRAW HAT, Decorated
3. FAN, Decorated
4. PAINT BRUSH, Decorated
5. ANY OTHER WALL DECORATION HANGING
 

SECOND SHOW
 
Section J - SPECIMENS FOR SECOND SHOW
1. All rules are the same in every section, as in the first show.
2. Entries taken from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Thursday, August 2
JUDGING: Thurs. Augsut 2 immediately following check in of entry closure at 11 AM - OPEN TO EXHIBITORS.
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1.
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Petitti’s Garden Center, 2803 Center Rd. Brunswick, OH.
 
CLASS:
1. AGERATUM, 1 stem
2. ASTER, 1 stem
3. BEGONIA, tuberous carnation, 1 bloom, any color
4. CALENDULA, 1 stem, one color or mixed
5. CELOSIA, 1 stem
6. CLEOME, 1 stem
7. COSMOS - any variety, 1 stem
8. DAHLIA
9. DAY LILIES, Hemerocallis, 1 stem
10. GERANIUM, 1 stem
11. GLADIOLA, one variety any color, 1 spike (no miniatures
12. HOSTA, one leaf, must list variety
13. HYDRANGEA, MACROPHYLLIA (Mophead variety)
14. LILIES, tiger or similar type, 1 stem
15. LILIES, hybrid, 1 stem
16. MARIGOLD, French Dwarf 2” or less
17. MARIGOLD, 2 1/2” or over (yellow or orange only)
18. PETUNIA, single, 1 stem
19.  PETUNIA, double, 1 stem
20. ROSE, Floribunda, 1 stem, two or more blooms
21. ROSE, Hybrid Tea, 1 stem, one bloom, no side bud
22. SALVIA, 1 variety, any color
23. SCABIOSIA, 1 bloom
24. SNAPDRAGON, any variety or color, 1 spike
25. SUNFLOWER, one bloom, not to exceed 6 inches
26. VERBENA, any color, 1 stem
27. ZINNIA, any variety, 1 stem

Section K- SECOND SHOW SPECIMENS: Fresh Herbs
                    Same rules apply as above specimens
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HONORABLE MENTION AS MERITED.
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Hill Haven Farm & Greenhouse, 7842 Center Rd, Valley City, Phone: (330) 483-3233
 
CLASS:
1. Mint, 1 stem
2. Sage, 1 stem
3. Rosemary, 1 stem
4. Oregano, 1 stem
5. Lavendar (in bloom), 1 stem
6. Parsley, 1 stem
7.  Any Other, not listed any other place in department, 1 stem

Section L - SPECIMENS: JUNIOR EXHIBITORS (ages 4 to 12)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1.
BEST OF SHOW $20 certificate sponsored by HIRT'S GARDEN CENTER, 4943 Ridge Rd. Granger, OH. (886) 749-9984

CLASS:
1. DAISY,  any variety, size or color; 1 bloom
2. GERANIUM, any variety or color, 1 stem
3. GLADIOLA, any variety or color, 1 spike
4. MARIGOLD, any variety or color, 1 stem
5. PETUNIA, any variety, size, or color, 1 stem
6. SNAPDRAGON, any variety or color, 1 spike
7. SPECIMEN HERB, any variety, 1 stem
8. STATICE, any variety or color, 1 stem
9. SUNFLOWER, any variety, size, or color, 1 bloom, size container to fit flower is permitted
10. ZINNIA, any variety, or color, 1 stem
11. Any other ANNUAL or PERENNIAL properly groomed


ARRANGEMENTS
RULES:
1. Flowers do not have to be grown by exhibitor.
2. Flowers will be judged by appearance, but ribbon will be awarded for Arrangements design and ingenuity.
3. This section has two types of arrangements, FRESH and SILK. 
4. FRESH material must dominate in FRESH category.
5. Silk or Dried material may be purchased for Artificial category.
Silk material must dominate, dried material may be added.
6. Accessories may be used in all Arrangements.
7. Second Best of Show and Honorable Mention ribbons will be given if merited.  No Premium will accompany them.
8. Size to be 18"x24" or smaller.

Section M - ARRANGEMENTS (FRESH)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$6; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$4
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by The Simon Family in Memory of Joyce Simon
1. America, the Beautiful (Red, White & Blue)
2. Buttons & Bows
3. Kaleidoscope of Color

Section N - ARRANGEMENTS (SILK)
PREMIUMS: 1st-$6; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$4
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by House of Flowers, Inc., 234 N. Broadway, Medina, OH 
Phone: (330) 725-6900

1. The Medina County Fair--"Celebrating Medina County"
2. Lavender and Lace
3. High Heels (1)

Section O -DRIED HERBS
RULES:
1. Bunches of 5 stems not more than 12 inches
2. Have bundled as if you were drying them at home.
3. Must be dried.
PREMIUMS: 1st -$3;  2nd-$2;  3rd-$1
HONORABLE MENTION AS MERITED.
BEST OF SHOW $20 gift certificate sponsored by Blooming Acres, 7529 State Rd, Wadsworth, OH;  Phone: (330) 336-1410
CLASS:
1. Basil, 5 stems 
2. Dill, 5 stems 
3. Lemon Balm, 5 stems
4. Monardo (Bee Balm) 5 stems
5. Scented Geranium, 5 stems
6. Tansy, 5 stems
7. Any other, not listed any other place in the department, 5 stems