DIRECTOR Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Carol Bacon (905) 852-6420
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Dauphinee (905) 852-1338
NEW TIME - Horticulture Building will be open from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5th, 2019 to receive entries. Horticulture Building will be closed on Sunday, September 8th at 4:30 and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m.
2019 FAIR THEME – “FARM BOOTS and COUNTRY ROOTS”
- All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor.
- House plants must have been in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months.
- Flowers for the design classes must be from exhibitor’s own garden.
- Please place entries on a paper or plastic plate for the houseplant and decorative sections to prevent spillage on tablecloths.
- We cannot divide any classes. Please follow the book or, refer to the website: uxbridgefair.ca
EXHIBITOR TAGS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.
TAGS MUST HAVE NAME AND EXHIBITOR’S NUMBER AND BE SECURED TO ENTRY.
TIPS FOR EXHIBITORS
• Flowers must have good colour, be fresh, not wilted, uniform in size with strong, straight stems, be free of disease, insect damage and insects. All exhibits should have a good stem length.
• Length of gladiolus spike should be 51 cm (20") from bottom of bloom to bottom of stem, miniature glads 40 cm (16"). Display glads bottom third open, middle third half open, top third closed.
• Specimens should stand erect.
• Do not use wide mouthed containers.
• Flowers should not be displayed in valuable containers.
• When a bud is showing colour, it is considered a bloom. Number of blooms should be uniform in size and shape.
A.O.V. – Any other variety.
ANNUAL: An herbaceous plant which normally completes its cycle of seed in one year. Includes tender perennials such as pansies, snapdragons, etc. that are plants called “Annuals” grown as such in this region.
BIENNIAL: An herbaceous plant which requires two growing seasons to complete its normal growth i.e. from seed to seed.
PERENNIAL: An herbaceous plant that lives more than two years. The stem dies to the ground each fall, e.g. phlox, delphiniums, peonies, etc.
SPIKE: An upright stem carrying several flowers, such as gladiolus and snapdragon.
STEM OR STOCK: A plant structure carrying one or more flowers and buds. It may be branched, e.g. sweet peas, primulas and irises.
SPRAY: A branch of plant with a number of flowers, e.g. chrysanthemum, climbing and floribunda roses, petunias.
Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3 (10% kept by the fair)
MEMORIAL SPECIAL - In memory of our past Directors & Volunteers Prize: $10
Best Gladiolus spike from Classes 12 - 14 or one spike from Class 30 display
Sponsored by the UXBRIDGE FAIR BOARD
GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE Prizes: 1st: $40 G.C. & plaque, 2nd: $30 G. C., 3rd: $20 G. C.
Most points in Classes 1 - 40
First place winner MAY NOT win two years in a row.
BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 41 - 50 Prize: $25
Sponsored by WP ELECTRIC
JUDGE'S BEST IN SHOW Prize: $10 G.C.
Best overall entry in the show from Classes 1 to 57
Sponsored by GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE
Amaranth - 1 stem
Aster - annual - 3 stems
Aster - perennial - 3 stems
Begonia - tuberous - 1 bloom with foliage floating in a dish
Calendula - 4 blooms
Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays
Coleus - 4 stems
Dahlia - 6 " (15 cm) and over - 1 bloom
Dahlia - under 6 " (15 CM) - 3 blooms
Dahlia - under 3" (7 1/2 cm) - 4 blooms
Geranium - 1 stem - foliage attached
Gladiolus - yellow - 1 spike
Gladiolus - any other colour than yellow - 1 spike
Gladiolus - bi-colour - 1 spike
Hydrangea - 1 stem - any colour or variety
Marigold 3 inches and under - 3 blooms
Marigold 3" and over - 3 blooms
Nasturtium - 3 blooms with leaves
Phlox - 3 stems
Hosta - 3 flower stems
Rose, Grandiflora or Floribunda (named) - 1 spray
Rose, A.O.V., climbing Rugosa, single (named) - 1 spray or cluster
Rudbeckia - Gloriosa Daisy - 4 blooms
Echinacea - Cone Flower - 3 blooms
Sedum - 3 stems, Autumn Joy
Sedum - 3 stems, any other variety, named
Zinnia - large flowered - 3 blooms over 3"
Zinnia - 3 blooms under 3"
A.O.V. Perennial (named) - 1 specimen or spray
A.O.V. Annual (named) - 1 specimen or spray
A.O.V. Flowering Bulb, Corm, Tuber (named) - 1 specimen or spray
A display of Gladioli - 3 spikes of different colours
"Earthly Delights" - display of grasses
Van Gogh" - a display of 4 - 6 blooms of one variety of sunflowers
A display of 3 varieties of yellow flowers - 3 of each, named
Any flowering kale or cabbage
2 stems of 1 variety of pollinator flowers, not mentioned in classes 1 to 40, named
Cosmos - "Uxbridge's Official Flower"
3 stems of 1 variety of Celebration, Sonata, etc.
Cosmos - sulphureus type
3 stems of 1 variety of Cosmic Orange, Carioca, or Bright Light
Three Hosta Leaves - one large, one medium, and one small
African Violet - in bloom - 1 plant (1 crown)
To be shown in plain growing pot
Any Cacti & Succulent planter - in a small mason jar, named if possible
Coleus - maximum 9" container
Suitable plant(s) displayed in pots in 9" x 12" wooden container
Houseplant - foliage only - other than coleus, max 12" container
Fairy Garden - small
Gnome Garden - small, not over 12"
Any variety of Geranium (no hanging baskets)
In a 9" container
Hens and Chicks - grown in farm boot
Fibrous begonia - in 5" max. container
Outdoor Planter - 12" container Prizes: 1st: $30 gift certificate, 2nd: $20 gift certificate, 3rd: $10 gift certificate
With at least 5 varieties of plants, named
FLORAL DESIGN, Open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased:
Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10, others: $0 (10% kept by the fair)
"Farm Boots and Country Roots"
Flowers in 1 boot, with a country flag
Fantastic Fall Foliage
Design using leaves with berries
Flowers in a Farm Toy
FLORAL DESIGN, open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased:
Flowers in a teapot Prizes: 1st: $15 gift certicate, 2nd: $10 gift certificate, 3rd: $5 gift certificate, 4th: 0
Sponsored by JOHN'S GARDEN CENTRE
Flowers in a mug from a Country Prizes: 1st: $20 GC, 2nd: $15 GC, 3rd: $10 GC, 4th: 0
Cosmos "Uxbridge's Official Flower" Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5, others: $0 (10% kept by the fair)
Cosmos and natural materials displayed in a farmer's boot