SEPTEMBER 9 to 12 2021 - Phone: (905) 983-9510 - Email: [email protected]

Orono Fair

September 9th - 12th 2021

A Small Town With A Big Heart

Celebrating 169 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

Ceresmore Farms
Harris Farms
Link Greenhouses
Newcastle Lions Club
Pingle’s Farm Market
Price’s Country Market

Committee:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Gail Rickard (Chair) 905-623-7233,
Judy Hooper, 905-419-5434, Bev Oda 905-983-9986, Aimie Harris 905-983-5162, Shelley-Anne Zegers 905-983-5846

Rules and Regulations:

As per fair registration procedures, all exhibitors must hold a 2019 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 4th, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday September 5th, 2019, 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 5th, 2019, 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 8th, 2019. Read all sections carefully as there may have been some changes from last year’s 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 stated.
9. Decoratives must not exceed 15 inches in any  direction unless otherwise stated.
10. “Small” in design means not to exceed 10 inches in any direction.
11. Miniature designs are not to exceed 5 inches in any direction.

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.
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. 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 – any other colour, one spike
12. Gladiolus – miniature, one spike
13. Dahlia – any type,1 large bloom, 8-10 inches diameter
14. Dahlia – ball type, 1 bloom
15. Dahlia – cactus type (pointy), 1 bloom
16. Dahlia – decorative, 1 bloom
17. Dahlia – any other variety not listed above, 1 bloom
18. Dahlia – a variety of 5 blooms in one container
19. Asters – different colours, 3 blooms
20. Asters – same colour, 3 blooms
21. Echinacea (cone flower) – 3 stems
22. Rudbekia – 3 stems
23. Sedum – 1 stem
24. A perennial specimen not listed, named if possible, 1 stem or spray
25. A variety of 5 perennials in a vase
26. Zinnia – pompom, 3 blooms
27. Zinnia – large-flowered, (2-4 inches), 3 blooms
28. Zinnia – any other variety or type, 3 blooms
29. Cosmos – 3 stems
30. Salvia – 1 variety, same colour, 3 stems
31. Snapdragons – same or different colours, 3 stems
32. Petunias – 1 spray
33. Marigold- 3 blooms under 2 inches
34. Marigold – 3 blooms over 2 inches
35. Tuberous Begonia – 1, floating in a bowl, with leaf

36. An annual specimen not listed, named if possible, 1 stem or spray
37. Quick Pick – a bouquet of cut flowers (annuals) 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.

38. African violet – any type, any colour
39. Any house plant in bloom
40. Small house plant under 10 inches in height (including container)
41. A house plant grown for foliage
42. Most unusual plant, named, if possible
43. A potted culinary herb (named)
44. A potted cactus or succulent
45. Coleus (foliage)

Prize money: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00

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 centrepiece using yellow and orange
48. “Bottoms Up” – an arrangement using a shot glass as a container.
49. “Quilt Flower Cake” – a quilt patterned design in an 8 inch or 9 inch square baking pan
50. “Anyone For Tea?”- a floral arrangement in a cup and saucer
51. “How About Them Leafs?” – a design using cut plant foliage and/or foliage from trees and shrubs
52. “Herbal Remedies” – a design using a variety of herbs (named)
53. “You’re From Canada Eh?” – a design using red and white flowers in a coffee mug
54. “Christmas Is A’Comin” – a centerpiece using seasonal greenery and appropriate decorations
55. “Birds, Bees and Butterflies” – a design using pollinator flowers.


For the “Specials”, only the 1st place entry will receive the Champion Rosette.

Gail Rickard Hosta Special 
Prize: $7, $5, $3
56. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, one variety
57. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, all different

Dorothy’s Special
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 variety of wild flowers in a vase
Narda Hoogkamp Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
60. “Reminisce- Meditation” – An arrangement in the Oriental Style (using few flowers)

The Heather Rebekah Special Lodge 334
Prize: $10, $6, $4
61. “Autumn Charm” – A Thanksgiving centrepiece arrangement

Minnie Zegers Memorial Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
62. “Roadside Treasures”: a design using wild flowers, grasses, vines, berries etc

Browview Farm Sunflower Special
Prize: $7, $5, $3
63. One stem (not to exceed 20 inches in length)

Inez Harris Memorial Special
Prize: $10, $6, $4
64. “Our Feathered Friends” – Create a birdhouse using natural or recycled items.

Bowmanville Barbershop Special
Prize: $15
65. Most fragrant rose. Note: This is a separate category, NOT judge’s choice from rose section

Anita and Earle McBride Memorial Special
Prize: $7, $5, $3
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
Prize: $10, $6, $4
68. “Fairy Fantasy” – A whimsical design not to exceed 12 inches in any direction using plant and natural materials (eg. acorns, dried flowers, mosses) and appropriate decorations (a fairy garden)

Lorna Atkins Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15
69. Best house plant in show

Olive Millson Memorial Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15
70. Best specimen in show

Mostert Greenhouses Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $30 Gift Certificate
71. Best artistic display or arrangement

Apple Blossom Shop Special
Prize: $30 Gift Certificate
72. Exhibitor with the highest number of points

Flower Committee Special
Prize: $10
73. New exhibitor with the most points

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