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Horticulture

Rules and Regulations for Exhibit Hall Classes

  1. These rules and regulations apply to Classes 38-44 inclusive, including lettered classes.
  2. All general rules and regulations apply to Exhibit Hall Classes.
  3. In all articles of manufacture, grain, seeds and produce, no person shall enter in the same class more than one article of each kind, which must be their own manufacture or growth.
  4. All vegetables to be grown in 2022. All fruits, etc. must be correctly named on each exhibit.
  5. Exhibit Hall Drop-off Schedule - Exhibit Hall entries will be accepted 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Judging of hall exhibits will commence at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Hall will be open for viewing by visitors Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The Exhibit Hall will close Sunday at 5 p.m. to prepare for the removal of exhibits at 5:15 p.m. At this time, for security reasons, all exhibitors must present their membership card to prove their membership and allow entrance to the hall. One helper only is allowed. Exhibits may not be removed prior to this time. All exhibitors are responsible for picking up their goods in a timely fashion. The Exhibit Hall will close at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tips for Exhibit Hall Classes

  1. To avoid line-ups and delays, please make every effort to pre-register your exhibits with the fair board secretary by Tuesday, August 30, 2022 or online at www.kinmountfair.net.
    Entries can be mailed to: Kinmount Fair, 3174 Cty Rd 121, Burnt River, ON K0M 1C0
  2. Entry tags will not be mailed back for any entries received after Friday, August 26, 2022. These entries will be available for pick-up at the exhibit hall.
  3. The busiest time for receiving entries is Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Try to come on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning to avoid delays and line-ups. Make sure your entry tags have your name on them before putting your exhibits on display!
  4. If you have difficulty determining the Class and/or Section numbers to use for your entries, don’t hesitate to consult with the exhibit hall staff. They are there to help make the process easier for everyone!

Guidelines for all Horticulture Division Classes

Following are some guidelines suggested for entries in Class 40 of the Horticultural Division. These guidelines are taken from the “Ontario Judging Standards,” published by the Ontario Horticultural Association and/or the Garden Clubs of Ontario in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, which is available for purchase at a moderate price. This booklet provides you with everything necessary for successful entry in competitions in Classes 38, 39 and 40.

Preparation of Entries

  1. List or mark on the following schedule, the plants you have grown that are or will be, at the proper stage for exhibiting, including the “any other” categories.
  2. Cut flowers and foliage the evening before the show or in the early morning, selecting specimens of quality.
  3. Preparing Materials for Hardening
    1. Remove lower foliage cleanly. Upper foliage must be attached unless otherwise stated.
    2. Specimen blooms must be disbudded. In fact, good exhibitors will often disbud weeks before the show.
    3. Make a fresh slanting cut at the end of the stems, for maximum water intake.
    4. Place in a wide bucket in deep warm water, preferably overnight.
    5. Store in a cool, dark, humid, draft-free place.
  4. Conditioning It is well known that some cut flowers, foliage and woody materials do not readily absorb water, and require further treatment prior to hardening, to prevent wilting during the show.
    1. Flowering branches generally benefit from splitting the cut ends, although some require removal of the thick outer layer as well.
    2. Some cut flowers (e.g. poppies) benefit from burning the stem ends, while others benefit from placing stem ends in boiling water or from chemicals in the water. Details are available in floral books.
  5. Preparation of Specimens for Showing
    1. removal of dust, stains, pollen and any other foreign material.
    2. re-cut stem ends before placing in show containers.
  6. Some Cautions
    1. a bud showing colour is considered a bloom, which upsets the bloom count
    2. only self-foliage is permitted to be attached, unless otherwise stated in the schedule
    3. wiring, oiling, spraying and artificial colouring is prohibited in the Horticultural Division
  7. Placing Entries
    1. Exhibitors are responsible for placing entries in proper classes
    2. Show directors can assist exhibitors to avoid errors in placing entries and ensure they qualify within the limits prescribed in the schedule
  8. Guidelines and Terminology
    1. Uniformity – specimens in an entry of a given cultivar should be as uniform as possible in size, form, and colour. When several cultivars are involved, they may vary in size and colour, but should be at a uniform stage of development.
    2. Form – should be characteristic of the cultivar. Thin shallow blooms, or distorted or immature blooms, are not of exhibition quality.
    3. Size and Colour – according to the cultivar
    4. Substance – freshness and turgidity are evidence of good substance and lasting quality
    5. Stem and Foliage – the stem should be of good proportion, sufficiently strong and stiff to support the bloom, but not coarse. Only attached self-foliage is permitted, unless otherwise stated.
    6. Condition and Grooming – entries should be at the proper stage of maturity, turgid and free of mechanical injury, insects, disease, and spray blemishes. Flowers and foliage should display evidence of good culture and grooming.

All exhibits must be grown by exhibitor

Class Links

Fruits
Vegetables
Crazy or Large Vegetables
Cut Flowers (no Artificial Flowers)
Arrangements
Potted Plants

38F - Fruits

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Sections:

1.

Any fruit not listed, named

2.

4 apples, AOV, named

3.

4 apples, crabapple, AV, named

4.

4 apples, red-skinned, AV, named

5.

Display of fruits, artistically displayed in an appropriate container Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $5

6.

2 bunches grapes, AV, named

7.

2 watermelons, AV, named

8.

2 cantaloupes, AV, named

9.

2 honeydew melons, AV, named

10.

2 citrons

11.

4 pears, AV, named

12.

4 plums, AV, named

13.

Display of Melons, 2 of each, 3 varieties Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6

38V. Vegetables

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Sections:

1.

Any vegetable not listed, named

2.

4 beets, cylinder

3.

4 beets, table

4.

2 heads of broccoli

5.

1 stalk of Brussel sprouts

6.

2 white cabbage, named

7.

2 red cabbage, named

8.

4 carrots, long, red, 1" stem

9.

4 carrots, short, red, 1" stem

10.

2 cauliflower

11.

2 bunches of celery

12.

4 ears of corn, 1/3 husk silk removed, AV named

13.

4 cucumbers, pickling

14.

4 cucumbers, table

15.

Display of garden produce, homegrown, displayed in an appropriate container Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10, others: $0

16.

Collection of a variety of 4 dried herbs, artistically displayed Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

17.

4 different fresh herbs, artistic showing Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

18.

Garlic braid, 12" to 14" long, AV Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

19.

5 garlic bulbs

20.

4 onions, Dutch sets, 1" stems

21.

4 onions, Spanish, 1" stems

22.

4 onions, Red, 1" stems

23.

4 leeks, tops trimmed

24.

4 parsnips, 1" stems

25.

4 peppers, hot, stems on

26.

4 peppers, sweet, stems on

27.

6 potatoes, red, named Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

28.

6 potatoes, white, named Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

29.

6 potatoes, Yukon Gold Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

30.

1 pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, stem on

31.

2 pumpkins, pie-type, stem on

32.

2 squash, butternut, stem on

33.

2 squash, green Hubbard, stem on

34.

2 squash, golden Hubbard, stem on

35.

2 squash, green Buttercup, stem on

36.

2 squash, golden Buttercup, stem on

37.

2 squash, pepper, stem on

38.

2 squash, spaghetti, stem on

39.

2 squash, zucchini, table size, stem on

40.

2 squash, summer, AOV named

41.

2 squash, AOV, named, stem on

42.

12 cherry tomatoes, red, stems on

43.

4 tomatoes, green, stems on

44.

4 tomatoes, ripe, stems on

45.

4 tomatoes, plum, ripe, stems on

46.

Tomatoes, ripe 3L basket, stems on

47.

2 Swede turnips, yellow

48.

2 Summer turnips, white flesh

49.

4 fresh beans, AV

50.

Collection of gourds, min 6, max 1 displayed in appropriate container

51.

One root of horseradish

52.

Chinese vegetables, AV, named

53.

Display of leaf greens

39. Crazy or Large Vegetables

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Sections:

1.

Weirdest tomato

2.

Siamese twin vegetable, grown above ground

3.

Alphabet bean, natural shape

4.

Homeliest potato

5.

Cutest cucumber

6.

Craziest carrot

7.

Longest carrot

8.

Longest bean

9.

Longest cucumber

10.

Longest zucchini

11.

Heaviest potato

12.

Heaviest tomato

13.

Heaviest onion

14.

Heaviest zucchini

15.

Largest beet (girth measurement)

16.

Largest pumpkin (girth measurement)

17.

Largest beet, length

40. Cut Flowers (no Artificial Flowers)

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Sections:

1.

Aster, 5 blooms

2.

Petunia, single large, larger than 2", 3 sprays

3.

Petunia, double, 3 sprays

4.

Snapdragon, 4 stems

5.

Cosmos, 7 sprays

6.

Rudebeckia, 5 blooms

7.

Annual, minimum of 5 different varieties, named Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4

8.

Perennial, minimum of 4 different varieties, named Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4

9.

Pansies, bowl of pansies

10.

Henchera (Coral Bell), AV with 3 leaves

11.

Cleome, 3 stems

12.

Marigold, 6 small blooms, 2" and smaller

13.

Marigold, 6 large blooms, larger than 2"

14.

Zinnia, 6 large blooms, larger than 2"

15.

Gladioli, 1 stem, dark colour

16.

Gladioli, 1 stem, any colour

17.

Gladioli, 3 stems, various colours

18.

Gladioli, 1 stem white or pastel

19.

Phlox, 3 stems

20.

Echinacea (cone flower) 5 blooms

21.

Rose, any colour, AV, 1

22.

Sunflowers, AV, 3 blooms

23.

Sunflowers, 2 mature heads, under 8"

24.

Sunflowers, 2 mature heads, over 8"

25.

Dahlias, 1 large, AV

26.

Dahlias, 3 small, AV, mixed colours

27.

Lily, 1 spike, AV

28.

Sedum, 3 stems, non-hybrid (green stem)

29.

Sedum, 3 stems, hybrid (red stem)

30.

Any other annual not mentioned above, 3 stems

31.

Any other perennial, not mentioned above, 3 stems, bush or plant

32.

Perennial Chrysanthemum

33.

Hosta Leaves 5 (named) stems

34.

Begonia (Tuberous) 1 Bloom, Floating, max. 8" container

40A. Arrangements

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4

Sections:

1.

"Sanctuary" suitable for use in place of worship, not to exceed 12" in any direction. Any season.

2.

"Sunny Morn" an arrangement using predominantly yellow.

3.

"A New Beginning" An arrangement including Baby's Breath to welcome new baby. A "toy" may be added.

4.

"Paddy's Choice" an arrangement in green and/or variegated foliage using driftwood

5.

"Gentle Breeze" arrangement using assorted ornamental grasses. Not to exceed 15" in any direction

6.

"Memories of Summer" an arrangement for the dining room table or buffet. Not to exceed 12"

7.

"Country Garden" Bouquet in a canning jar

8.

"From the Kitchen Windowsill" a kitchen arrangement in one kitchen utensil

9.

"Light and Lovely" an arrangement using Queen's Anne Lace

10.

"Gracefully Simple" An arrangement using roses and foliage

11.

"O Canada" an arrangement in a basket using maple leaves and other natural materials (not garden flowers)

Not to exceed 12" in any direction

12.

"Quilting Bee" a quilt block arrangement made from flowers in an 8"pan

13.

"An Arrangement in an Unusual Container" not to exceed 20" in any direction

14.

"Suits Me to a Tea" an arrangement in a cup and saucer

15.

"Prom Night" A corsage - wrist or pin

16.

"Wild and Wonderful" an arrangement using wild plants and flowers

17.

A "Sunflower Arrangement" that could be used as an exhibit hall decoration

18.

"Country Harvest" an arrangement of cut flowers in a gourd

19.

"Yellow and Orange" An arrangement of Annuals "in vase", not to exceed 12"

20.

"Blue-Mauve" An arrangement of Annuals in a vase, not to exceed 12"

21.

"Assorted Colours" An arrangement of Annuals in vase, not to exceed 12" tall

22.

CHILDREN'S SECTION – Ages 6-10 "Gourd-geous" Any fruit/vegetable/gourd, carved & decorated Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $2, others: $0

40B. Potted Plants

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Sections:

1.

Begonia, grown for flowers

2.

Ivy, any variety

3.

Geraniums, AV

4.

African Violet, AV

5.

Dish Garden, not to exceed 12" any direction

6.

Cactus, one variety only

7.

One succulent plant, AV

8.

Hens and Chicks, in an unusual container

9.

Any flowering plant in bloom with significant flowers at fair time

10.

Any other flowering plant not in bloom, named

11.

Christmas Cactus, AV

12.

Hanging Basket (not to exceed 14" pot)

Containing one or more plant species, named

13.

Hanging flowering plant in unusual container, not to exceed 8" in any direction

14.

Fantasy Garden with miniature decorations & small live plants. Not to exceed 15" any direction