Variety of vegetable, grain or flower to be listed on entry form.
Paper plates will be provided for vegetable and grain displays.
Exhibitors in flower classes to provide their own containers.
Accredited judges provided by Alberta Horticultural Society.
Any entry without age stated will go into the Adult Section.
Best of Show Rosettes will be presented by the Fair Committee in each of the following Sections:
(Compost, Heritage and Chemical Free)
HAY & GRAIN
12" slice, securely tied or bundle from large bale securely tied or netted
1-10-10 Grass – legume mixture 1-10-20 Grass Hay - mixed or single kinds 1-10-30 Prairie Hay - not slough grass 1-10-40 Green Feed – bundle or bale of green feed (12" slice) 1-10-50 Silage - in 2 liter bag (sealed)
Grain exhibits to be a one quart sample, unless otherwise stated. No treated grain.
1-20-10 Sheaf of Grain - any variety to be 2 1/2" in diameter at centre band and free of roots and leaves 1-20-20 Barley - 2 row, one quart 1-20-30 Barley - 6 row, one quart 1-20-40 Oats - any variety, one quart 1-20-50 Wheat - any variety, one quart 1-20-60 Rye - one quart 1-20-70 One Quart Grain - any other not in classes 1-20-010 to 1-20-060
Quantity changes in classes to conform to Judge & Exhibiting Standards Please put Variety on Entry Tags
ROOT VEGETABLES Tops to be removed 1/2" from crown & roots trimmed to 1/2" **Onions only jagged or dirty scales removed and trim roots to 1/2" 2-5-50 3 Carrots - Long - over 8" 2-5-60 3 Carrots - Intermediate - 3 to 8" 2-5-70 3 Carrots - Short - not over 3" (baby varieties only) 2-5-80 3 Parsnips 2-5-90 3 Beets - Cylinder - Long 2-5-100 3 Beets - Round 2-5-110 2 Turnips - Summer 2-5-120 2 Turnips - Rutabaga or Swede 2-5-130 3 Yellow Onions 2-5-140 3 Spanish Onions 2-5-150 3 White Onions 2-5-155 3 Other Onions – specify type 11 2-5-160 5 Bulbs Green Bunching Onions
OTHER 2-10-170 1 Cabbage - some outer leaves left on 2-10-180 1 Red Cabbage - some outer leaves left on 2-10-190 1 Cauliflower - stalk & larger leaves removed 2-10-200 1 Stem Broccoli - over 3" diameter 2-10-210 2 Corn - ears, 1/3 husk removed 2-10-220 3 Tomatoes - stem on - ripe - garden grown 2-10-230 3 Tomatoes - stem on - green - garden grown 2-10-240 5 Cherry Tomatoes - garden grown 2-10-245 5 Cherry Tomatoes - greenhouse grown 2-10-250 3 Greenhouse Tomatoes 2-10-260 5 Pods of Peas - Stem & Calyx attached 2-10-270 Kohlrabi - 3 stems - root removed just below the swelling - 4 to 6 of the centre leaves left on 2-10-280 1 Squash - Zucchini - stem left on 2-10-290 1 Squash - stem left on - any other 2-10-300 5 Pods Green Beans - stem on 2-10-310 5 Pods Yellow Beans - stem on 2-10-320 5 Pods Purple Beans - stem on 2-10-330 2 Peppers 2-10-335 2 Hot Peppers 2-10-340 2 Slicing Cukes 2-10-345 3 Pickling Cukes 2-10-350 Vegetable - open to any other not in classes 2-01-010 to 2-10-345 2-10-360 3 stalks Rhubarb - pulled, not cut – one leaf cut to fan shape 2 1/2" (7cm)
JUST FOR FUN!
2-20-10 Best Unusual Growth - Fruit or Vegetable 2-20-20 Largest Vegetable 2-20-30 Vegetable Display - entry using a container and other items depicting this year's theme, see details. To be judged on arrangement, attractiveness & quality of vegetables. Allotted display size 2 1/2' X 3'. 2-20-40 Edible Flowers – 3 cuttings. Please provide examples of use.
CULTIVATED SMALL FRESH FRUIT
Please put Variety on Entry Tags
2-25-10 9 Raspberries - stem on 2-25-20 7 Strawberries - stem on 2-25-30 3 Crab Apples - stem on 2-25-40 5 Clusters Red Currants 2-25-50 5 Clusters Black Currants 2-25-60 9 Fruits of Any Other Currant -eg. Gooseberry 2-25-70 3 Apples - eating or cooking - stems on 2-25-80 Any other variety of home grown fruit – 1/2 cup for berries and small cherries, or 2 fruits of other not listed.
HERITAGE/HEIRLOOM 2-40-10 Open Class - Please name the cultivar and include a short history of your seeds. "Heirloom varieties have been grown for several generations and are open-pollinated by wind and insects, allowing us to save the seed to grow for years to come, ensuring our future food supply." 2-40-20 Herb & Spice Collection – 5 or more labeled specimens
HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS MADE WITH FLOWERS OR VEGETABLES 2-42-10 Soap 2-42-20 Lip Balm 2-42-30 Miscellaneous
CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE FREE DISPLAY 2-44-10 3 to 5 of Your Garden's Best. 2-44-20 3 to 5 or Your Garden's Worst.
2-46-10 Finished Compost – approximately 1 to 2 quarts displayed in an open container. 2-46-30 Compost Tea – approximately 1 quart. 2-46-40 Worm Composting 2-46-50 Best Backyard Composter - bring 8"x10" Photo along with a short story to display.
This section is for ages 19 yrs and under. State age on entry. All the youth classes for entrants ages 13 to 19 are eligible for the Scholarship Award. In the interest of ecological preservation of our wild flowers, we are now offering class 7-10-185, 7-10-410 and 7-10-640 (photographs of wild flowers) instead of actual bouquets of cut wild flowers. DEFINITIONS Bouquet: A collection of flowers in a container or vase, but neither arranged nor with stems tied together or affixed in oasis or similar medium. Arrangement: A composition of color, size and shape to produce a pleasing effect. Each unit is placed so that all of them together produce a pleasing effect.
2-50-10 Open Vegetable Class - see Vegetable Section, classes 2-01-010 to 2-10-350 for types and quantities. More than one entry may be made in this class if they are distinctly different vegetables. Entries may be divided into additional classes if the number of entries warrant. 2-50-20 Build your own Vegetable Animal! - Using vegetables from your garden build a country animal 2-50-30 Special Project - any imaginative creation using fresh materials such as flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc. depicting the fair theme 2-50-40 Largest Sunflower Head 2-50-45 **Special Class** - Children's Sunflower 2-50-50 Sunflowers - 3 stems 2-50-60 Marigolds - 3 blooms 2-50-70 Sweet Peas - annual - 5 stems 2-50-80 Pansies - 5 blooms 2-50-90 Bachelor Buttons - 5 blooms 2-50-100 Cut Flowers - Annuals, other than listed above – 3 blooms or spikes of any one kind – specify (2 separate entries may be made in this class if they are 2 distinctly different annuals) 2-50-110 Cut Flowers - Perennials - 3 blooms or spikes of any one kind - specify (2 separate entries may be made in this class if they are 2 distinctly different perennials) 2-50-120 Domesticated Garden Flower Bouquet 2-50-130 Seed Collection Display - any 5 varieties labeled & prepared for storage 2-50-140 Arrangement - Special project depicting the fair theme, using fresh materials such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and theme related objects - 2-50-150 Potted Plant - any variety 2-50-160 Outdoor Container - multiple plants 2-50-170 Herbarium - any 3 varieties pressed and displayed with plant names 2-50-180 Fairy or Gnome Garden 2-50-190 Children's Compost
See the RULES 1. to 8. at the beginning of the Horticulture Section Please measure flowers correctly and enter in correct class. Count correct number of flowers per class. Note: Quantity changes in classes to conform to Judge & Exhibiting Standards
3-10-10 Asters - 3 blooms under 3" in diameter 3-10-20 Asters - 3 blooms 3" & over in diameter 3-10-30 Bachelor Buttons - 5 blooms, any color 3-10-40 Calendula - 5 blooms, any color 3-10-50 Cosmos - 3 blooms, any color 3-10-60 Dahlia - 3 blooms, dwarf variety 3-10-70 Dahlia - 1 bloom, cactus variety 3-10-80 Dahlia - 1 large bloom over 4" in diameter 3-10-90 Gladiolus – 1 spike 3-10-100 Marigold - 3 dwarf blooms - 2 1/2" in diam. & under 3-10-110 Marigold - 3 giant blooms over 2 1/2" in diameter 3-10-120 Nasturtiums - 3 blooms 3-10-130 Pansies - 5 blooms - up to 1" in diameter 3-10-140 Pansies - 5 blooms - 1" and over in diameter 3-10-150 Petunias - 3 single blooms 3-10-160 Petunias - 3 double blooms 3-10-170 Perennials - 3 specimens of any one kind (2 separate entries may be made in this class if they are 2 distinctly different kinds of perennials) 3-10-180 Poppies - 3 blooms 3-10-190 Rose - 1 bloom - long stemmed variety complete with stem & leaves 3-10-200 Rose – 1 bloom in bowl with foliage and support only 3-10-210 Snapdragon - 3 spikes 3-10-220 Stock - 3 spikes 3-10-230 Sweet Peas - annual - 5 stems 3-10-240 Viola - 6 blooms 3-10-250 Zinnia - 3 blooms under 2" in diameter 3-10-260 Zinnia - 3 blooms 2" and over in diameter 3-10-270 Annuals - 3 blooms or spikes of any one kind not named above (2 separate entries may be made in this class if they are 2 distinctly different annuals) 3-10-280 Outdoor Flowering Bulb - 1 stem with bloom(s)
In the interest of ecological preservation we are now offering Wild Flower classes in the Photography section. See class 7-10-185. DEFINITIONS Bouquet: A collection of flowers in a container or vase, but neither arranged nor with stems tied together or affixed in oasis or similar medium. Arrangement: A composition of color, size and shape to produce a pleasing effect. Each unit is placed so that all of them together produce a pleasing effect.
3-20-10 Diminutive - arrangement not to exceed 3" in any direction 3-20-20 Petite arrangement - minimum 3" and maximum 6" in any direction. 3-20-30 Display of Sweet Peas - arrangement in a container of exhibitor's choice (Baby's Breath may be added) 3-20-40 Garden Flower Bouquet - Mixed garden flowers in an old fashioned bouquet (Note definition of "Bouquet") 3-20-60 Dried Artistic Arrangement - dried plant material in container of exhibitor's choice 3-20-70 Coffee Club - an arrangement in a mug. 3-20-80 Arrangement - Blue and/or White Teacup with Saucer using only blue and white flowers and greenery.- not to exceed 8" in any direction. 3-20-90 "Sublime Simplicity", an arrangement featuring a single color combination of flower shapes, textures and arrangement in the vase of one's choice. 3-20-100 "Fall" Centerpiece - must include fruits and/or vegetables in addition to flowers 3-20-110 Arrangement to attract birds, using flowers and/or branches bearing food for birds. 3-20-120 Arrangement depicting the fair theme.
Please put Variety on Entry Tags
3-30-10 African Violet - one heart 3-30-20 African Violet - multiple hearts 3-30-30 Begonia - indoor 3-30-40 Begonia - outdoor one plant in pot 3-30-50 Cactus - indoor plant 3-30-60 Succulent - indoor plant 3-30-70 Dish Garden or Terrarium 3-30-80 Fern - indoor plant 3-30-90 Foliage Plant - no blooms 3-30-100 Geranium - indoor plant 3-30-110 Geranium - outdoor pot 3-30-120 Hanging or Trailing Plant - indoor plant 3-30-130 Hanging or Trailing Plant - outdoor basket 3-30-140 Zygo Cactus - Easter or Christmas 3-30-150 Any other houseplant not already listed 3-30-160 Outdoor Container - multiple plants 3-30-170 Outdoor Window box with Annuals
NOXIOUS & PROHIBITED WEEDS
- This is an educational class. If you spot any – note location – take picture – or bring it along. Representatives from the County of Rockyview will be on hand for identification and to answer questions. Remember... contain the weed seeds. Display in appropriate clear plastic.
3-50-10 Noxious Weeds – Examples: - broad-leaved peppergrass, common mullein, downy brome, Japanese brome, Canada thistle, common tansy, scentless chamomile, leafy spurge, perennial sow thistle, ox-eye daisy, hoary cress, common burdock, blueweed, tall buttercup, black henbane, baby's breath, hounds tongue, white cockle, common toadflax, dames rocket, field bindweed, field scabious, yellow clematis 3-50-20 Prohibited weeds - Examples of PROHIBITED WEEDS - jointed goatgrass, meadow hawkweed, red bartsia, tansy ragwort, yellow flax iris, nodding thistle, diffuse knapweed, spotted knapweed, yellow star thistle, orange hawkweed, eurasian water milfoil, garlic mustard, sulphur cinquefoil, Russian knapweed, salt cedar (aka tamarisk), Himalayan balsam, purple loosestrife