SEPTEMBER 5 TO 8 2019 - Phone: (905) 983-9510 - Email: [email protected]

Orono Fair


Connecting Country and Community

Celebrating 167 years of the Orono Fair

Visit The Fair


The following organizations and businesses have
generously contributed to the Plant & Flower Show and
we thank them for their support:
Ceresmore Farms
Harris Farms
Link Greenhouses
Newcastle Lions Club
Pingle’s Farm Market
Price’s Country Market
Committee: Gail Rickard (Chair) 905-623-7233; Shelley-
Anne Zegers, 905-983-5846; Aimie Harris, 905-983-5162;
Bev Oda , 905-983-9986, Judy Hooper, 905-987-3123
Rules and Regulations:
As per fair registration procedures, all exhibitors must hold
a 2018 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 5th, 2018,
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday September 6th, 2018, 8
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Exhibits in this class must be in the
hands of the arranging committee BEFORE 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday September 6th, 2018, when no further entries will
be admitted and judging commences. Note: This class is
not exclusive to adult exhibitors. Exhibits are to be picked
up at 4 p.m. on Sunday September 9th, 2018. Read all
sections carefully as there have been some changes in the
2018 schedule.
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; 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
9. All decoratives must not exceed 15 inches in any
direction unless otherwise stated.
10. “Small” in design means not to exceed 10 inches in any
11. Miniature designs are not to exceed 5 inches in any
12. All 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
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. Foli
age is to be included in all specimen entries unless
stated otherwise.
14. For sections requiring more than one specimen, uni
formity 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. No entry fee will be deducted from prize money.
Prize Money: $5, $3, $2
1. Miniature rose – 1 stem or bloom
2. Shrub rose – 1 spray or 1 stem
3. Rose – single bloom, any variety
4. Rose, Hybrid Tea – 1 stem or bloom
5. Floribundas or Polyanthus – 1 spray or 1 stem
6. Floating Rose – in a suitable clear bowl so as to float
freely (without foliage)
7. Gladiolus – yellow, 1 spike
8. Gladiolus – purple, 1 spike
9. Gladiolus – white or cream, 1 spike
10. Gladiolus – pink or rose, 1 spike
11. Gladiolus – miniature, one spike
12. Dahlia – any type,1 large bloom, 8-10 inches diameter
13. Dahlia – ball type, 1 bloom
14. Dahlia – cactus type (pointy), 1 bloom
15. Dahlia – decorative, 1 bloom
16. Dahlia – any other variety not listed above, 1 bloom
17. Dahlia – a variety of 5 blooms in one container
18. Asters – collection of different colours, 3 blooms
19. Asters – collection of same colour, 3 blooms
20. Echinacea (cone flower) – 3 stems
21. Cosmos – 3 stems
22. Marigold – 3 blooms under 2 inches
23. Marigold – 3 blooms over 2 inches
24. Zinnia – pompom, 3 blooms
25. Zinnia – large-flowered, (2-4 inches), 3 blooms
26. Zinnia – any other variety or type, 3 blooms
27. Rudbeckia – 3 stems
28. Salvia – 1 variety, same colour, 3 stems
29. Snapdragons – same or different colours, 3 stems
30. Petunias – 1 spray
31. Sedum – 1 stem
32. Tuberous Begonia – 1, floating in a bowl, with leaf
33. One specimen not listed, (named if possible), such as strawflowers, sweet peas, nasturtiums, lavartia etc- I stem or spray
34. A variety of 5 perennials in a vase
35. Quick Pick – a bouquet of cut flowers in a vase (NOT wild flowers)
Prize money: $5.00, $3.00, $2.00
Name the flower if possible. Plant is to be potted at least a month ahead and shown in the original container. Do not use decorative pots. NO HANGING BASKETS. Pots not to exceed 8 inches diameter at the top. BRING A DRIP TRAY TO PLACE UNDER THE POT IF NECESSARY.
36. African violet – any type, any colour
37. Any house plant in bloom
38. Small house plant under 10 inches in height (including container)
39. A house plant grown for foliage
40. Most unusual plant, named, if possible
41. A potted culinary herb (named)
42. A potted cactus or succulent
43. Coleus (foliage)
Prize money: $7.00, $5.00, $3.00
44. “Treasures of the Desert” – a design using cacti and succulents in a container. Soil/sand and other natural items allowed.
45. “Sunny Days” -a small centrepiece using yellow and orange
46. “Bottoms Up” – an arrangement using a shot glass as a container.
47. “Quilt Flower Cake” – a design in an 8 inch or 9 inch square baking pan
48. “Dried But Not Forgotten” – a dried flower arrangement.
49. “Anyone for Tea?” – a floral arrangement in a teapot
50. “How About Them Leafs Eh?” – a design using cut plant foliage and/or foliage from trees and shrubs
51. “Colour Me Calm” – a design using muted colours such as blues, pinks and mauves
52. “Herbal Remedies” – a design using a variety of herbs (named)
53 “Thumbelina” – a design in a thimble not to exceed 2 inches in any direction (includes thimble height).
54. Hanging Christmas Ball – a outdoor Christmas
decoration using a styrofoam ball as a centre ( not to exceed 6 inches), real greenery and decorations.
Finished product should not exceed 10 inches.
55. “Birds, Bees and Butterflies” – a design using pollinator flowers.
For the “Specials”, only the 1st place entry will receive the Champion Rosette.
Prize Money: $7, $5, $3 (unless otherwise stated)
Gail Rickard Hosta Special
56. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, one variety
57. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, all different
Dorothy’s Special
58. “People Use The Darndest Containers” – an
arrangement in an unusual container
Risebrough Refrigeration Special
59. Most attractive display of wild flowers in a vase
Providence Shaws W.I. Special
60. An arrangement in a cup & saucer using blue & yellow
The Heather Rebekah Special Lodge 334
61. “Autumn Charm” – A Thanksgiving centrepiece
Minnie Zegers Memorial Special
62. “Roadside Treasures”: a design using wild flowers, grasses, vines, berries etc
Browview Farm Sunflower Special
63. One stem (not to exceed 20 inches in length)
Inez Harris Memorial Special
64. “Our Feathered Friends” – Create a birdhouse using natural or recycled items.
Bowmanville Barbershop Special
65. Most fragrant rose Note: This is a separate category, not Judge’s choice from rose section
Prize money: $15.00
Anita and Earle McBride Memorial Special
66. Hydrangea, ball type, one branch, any colour,
maximum length 18 inches from tip to tip
67. Hydrangea , any type (other than ball), any colour, one branch (length as above).
Bev Oda Special
68. “Cultivating Canada” – a design using grains and native grasses
Judge’s Choice (Lorna Atkins Special)
69. Best house plant in show
Prize money: $15.00
Judge’s Choice (Olive Millson Memorial Special)
70. Best specimen in show
Prize money: $15.00
Judge’s Choice (Mostert Greenhouse Special)
71. Most artistic display or arrangement
Prize: Gift Certificate of $30 value
Apple Blossom Shop Special
72. Exhibitor with the highest number of points
Prize: Gift Certificate of $30 value
Flower Committee Special
73. New exhibitor with the most points
Prize money: $10.00

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