SEPTEMBER 5 to 8 2024 - Phone: (905) 983-9510 - Email: [email protected]
Amassador competition 16-17
dairy 2
chainsaw carver 2
grace goat
Demo Cross




A sincere thank you to all our generous sponsors.
Committee: Valerie Van Schagen 905-718-0368, Shelley-Anne Zegers 905-983-5846, Aimie Harris 905-983-5162, Bev Oda 905-983-9986
Rules and Regulations:
As per fair registration procedures, all exhibitors must hold a 2023 membership ($10) in the Orono Agricultural Society before entries can be processed. Juniors, 17 and under, are exempt from paying the membership fee.
Entries will be received Wednesday September 6th, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday September 7th, 2023, 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the arena. Exhibits in this class must be in the hands of the arranging committee on or before the 10 a.m. deadline on Thursday September 7th, 2023.
Judging will commence when all displays are admitted.
Note: This class is open to any age group and no membership is required for Junior Exhibitors. Exhibits are to be picked up between 3:30 and 4 p.m. on Sunday September 10th, 2023, only. NO arrangements will be saved for later pickup. Read all sections carefully.
1. Amateurs only.
2. Only one entry per exhibitor will be accepted in any one section of this class.
3. No award will be given if entries are not considered worthy. The Judge’s decision is final.
4. All specimens and plant entries must be grown by exhibitors; flowers for arrangements excepted. (May be purchased or from other sources)
5. “Collection” means 3 kinds. In all collections, arrangement will be considered.
6. Accessories are permitted in all decorative classes; no support wires allowed; decorative wires allowed.
7. Arrangements are to arrive completed.
8. Natural flowers only; no silk or dried items unless stated.
9. Decoratives/Arrangements must not exceed 15 inches (including container) in any direction unless otherwise stated.
10. “Small” in design means not to exceed 0 inches in any direction (including container).
11. Miniature designs are not to exceed 5 inches in any direction (including container).
12. Specimens must be in clear, colourless, glass containers. For tall specimens such as hydrangeas, gladioli or sunflowers, a wide-bottom, narrow-neck
bottle such as an old milk or wine bottle is recommended for stability. Weights or plugs can be used to help stability. If entry is “tippy”, it will not be
accepted. No plastic water/pop bottles.
13. Flowers and plants should be free of disease and insects. Spent blooms, ragged leaves, water stains, dust and other foreign or unsightly material should be
removed. All dahlia buds should be removed. Foliage is to be included in all specimen entries unless stated otherwise.
14. For sections requiring more than one specimen, uniformity of size, form, colour and stage of development is important.
15. To attach the entry tag to the containers, it is best to punch a hole in the top left corner of the tag, loop an elastic through this and affix on the container.

The committee will have hole punches and extra elastics if required. Tape does not generally stay put and the tag comes loose.
16. The Orono Agricultural Society follows the Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards. A copy can be obtained at:
17. No entry fee will be deducted from prize money.
18. No Cannabis plants or stems, leaves, flowers, buds, seeds of Cannabis plants will be permitted as specimens or as part of any decorative entry.
Prize Money: $5, $3, $2
1. Miniature rose – 1 stem or bloom
2. Rose – single bloom, any variety
3. Floating Rose – in a suitable clear bowl floating freely (without foliage)
Tips for Gladiolus: Large Standard, florets over 3.5”, Miniature Florets, are 3.5” and under. General Rule: 1/3 open florets, 1/3 buds showing colour, and 1/3 closed.
4. Gladiolus – large/standard, yellow, 1 spike

5. Gladiolus – large/standard, purple, 1 spike
6. Gladiolus – large/standard, white or cream, 1 spike
7. Gladiolus – large/standard, pink or rose, 1 spike
8. Gladiolus – large/standard, any other colour, 1 spike
9. Gladioli – large/standard, display of 3 spikes, same or different colours
10. Gladiolus – miniature, any colour, 1 spike
11. Gladioli – miniature, display of 3 spikes, same or different colours
12. Dahlia – any type,1 large bloom, over 8 inches diameter
13. Dahlia – ball type, 1 bloom
14. Dahlia – cactus type (pointy), 1 bloom
15. Dahlia – a display of 5 blooms in one container
16. Asters – different colours, 3 blooms
17. Asters – same colour, 3 blooms
18. Echinacea (cone flower) – 3 stems
19. Rudbeckia – 3 stems
20. Sedum – 1 stem
21. A perennial specimen not listed, named, if possible, 1 stem or spray
22. A variety of 5 perennials in a vase
23. Zinnia – pompom, 3 blooms
24. Zinnia – large-flowered, (2-4 inches), 3 blooms
25. Zinnia – any other variety or type, 3 blooms
26. Cosmos – 3 stems
27. Salvia – 1 variety, same colour, 3 stems
28. Snapdragons – same or different colours, 3 stems
29. Petunias – 1 spray
30. Marigold- 3 blooms under 2 inches
31. Marigold – 3 blooms over 2 inches
32. Tuberous Begonia – 1, floating in a bowl, with leaf
33. Nasturtium – 1 vine-like stem or spray
34. Coleus – 1 stem, any colour or variety
35. An annual specimen not listed, named if possible, 1 stem or spray
36. Quick Pick – a bouquet of cut flowers annuals in a vase (not wild flowers)
Prize money: $5, $3, $2
Name the flower if possible. Plant is to be potted at least two months ahead. Do not use decorative pots. NO HANGING BASKETS. Pots not to exceed 8
37. African violet – any type, any colour
38. Any house plant in bloom
39. Small house plant under 10 inches in height, from table to tip
40. A house plant grown for foliage
41. Most unusual plant, named, if possible
42. A potted, named culinary herb
43. A potted cactus or succulent
44. Orchid – Phalaenopsis
45. Orchid – Miniature
Prize money: $10, $6, $4
46. “Treasures of The Desert” – a design using cacti and succulents in a container. Soil/sand and other natural items allowed.
47. “Sunny Days” -a small centerpiece using yellow and white
48. “Anyone for Tea?” – a floral arrangement in a cup and saucer
49. “Best Things in Life are Free” – portion of driftwood, berries and leaves. Max 18” in any direction. All natural, can be foraged.
50. “Sandbox” – small sandbox toy design with small flowers and foliage
51. “You’re from Canada Eh?” – a design using red and white flowers in a themed container
52. CHILDREN ONLY (under 12) Arrangement in a miniature, hollowed out pumpkin. Flowers with foliage. Under 5” in height from table to tip.
53, CHILDREN ONLY (under 12) Wildflowers with foliage arranged in a child’s rubber boot. Balanced in height.
For the “Specials”, only the 1 st place entry will receive the Champion Rosette.
Hosta Specials Prize: $10, $6, $4
Gail Rickard Memorial Special, sponsored by the Flower Committee
54. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, one variety
55. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, all different
56. Most Unusual Hosta – 1 stem
57. Most Colourful Hosta – 1 stem
The Heather Rebekah Special Lodge 334
Prize: $10, $6, $4
58. “People Use the Darndest Containers” – an arrangement in an unusual container
Risebrough Refrigeration Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
59. A display of wildflowers in a vase.
Minnie Zegers Memorial Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
60. “Roadside Treasures”: a design using Native wildflowers, grasses, vines, berries etc.
Browview Farm Sunflower Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
61. One stem, no taller than 20” from table to tip
Inez Harris Memorial Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
62. “Our Feathered Friends” – Create a birdhouse using natural or recycled items.
Bowmanville Barbershop Special
Prize: $15
63. Most fragrant rose. Note: This is a separate category, NOT judges choice from rose section
Anita and Earle McBride Memorial Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
64. Hydrangea, ball type, one branch, any colour, maximum length 18 inches from table to tip
65. Hydrangea, any type (other than ball), any colour, one branch (length as above).
Narda Hoogkamp Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
66. Reminisce/Meditation – arrangement in oriental style (using few flowers)
Lorna Atkins Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15
67. Best house plant in show
Olive Millson Memorial Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15
68. Best specimen in show
Mostert Greenhouses Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $30
69. Best artistic display or arrangement
Apple Blossom Shop Special
Prize: $30
70. Exhibitor with the highest number of points
Flower Committee Special Prize: $10
71. New exhibitor with the most points