2017 Perth Fair

Fri Sept 1st - Mon Sept 4th
172nd Anniversary

2016 Flowers

This year's theme is "Rural Routes"

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Please note Rules Governing the Perth Fair. They pertain to all classes. Please read them carefully.

Information: Rhonda Bulloch 613-267-8096, Gail McFarlane & Janson LaBond

Do not use containers of value. The Perth & District Agricultural Society cannot be responsible for valuable containers.

  • All exhibits should be arranged attractively.
  • Cut flowers are to be shown in long stem and where possible with foliage.
  • For taller stems and larger containers, use of cedar is recommended to hold the stems in place - Note: Cedar used as a filler not to show above container level.
  • Flowers should be as uniform as possible.
  • Make sure to measure the diameter of the blooms and enter the proper size by section.
  • A spray is a portion of plant with a number of flowers.
  • A stem is a plant structure carrying one or more flowers and/or buds.
  • A bloom is an individual flower, one to a stem.
  • If a bud is not opened and not showing any colour, it does not count as a bloom and it is a good idea to remove it.
  • Exhibit(s) must contain the exact number of flowers specified in the section.
  • Do not leave seed heads on the exhibit.
  • Watch for wilted petals.
  • Remove debris from pot.
  • Flowers & plants must be insect & disease free to be eligible for judging.
  • In dahlia classes, green centres should not be showing and the blooms should be approximately 45 degree angle from stem.
  • Ideal gladiolus should be 1/3 open, 1/3 bud and 1/3 green. Please use tall, sturdy container.
  • A snapdragon may have more than one spike, note what is specified for the section.
  • African violets should contain only a single crown, in a pot.
  • In a floral arrangement, the large flowers and strong colours should be at the base.
  • New Exhibitor: The first time exhibitor in homecraft sections with the most points will receive a $20.00 gift certificate donated by Decorating by Design - Perth. Please check New Exhibitor on the entry form.


MOST POINTS FLOWERS

1st - $30.00 Gift Certificate - Perth Farmers Market 

2nd - $20.00 Gift Certificate - Perth Soft Cloth Car Wash



FLOWERS

PRIZE MONEY - 1st $6.00, 2nd $5.00, 3rd $4.00

CLASS 701

  1. Nicotiana - 3 stems
  2. Hosta - one variety - 3 leaves in water
  3. Cosmos - any variety - 3 stems
  4. Dahlias - 3 blooms
  5. Amaranthus - any variety - 3 stems
  6. Phlox-3 stems any colour, not over 18” high
  7. Gladioli - bi-coloured - 3 spikes
  8. Rudbeckia - 5 stems
  9. Pansies - 5 blooms
  10. “WINE & ROSES” - a single rose floating in a wine glass.
  11. Rose - any kind, 1 stem, name variety
  12. Snapdragons - any variety or mix - 5 stems
  13. Sweet Peas - any variety - 5 stems
  14. Bachelor's Buttons - any colour, any variety – 5 blooms
  15. Zinnias - collection - any variety, any colour - 5 stems
  16. Hydrangea - 3 stems in water, leaves and stems showing - not over 20” high
  17. Petunias - single frilled - 3 sprays
  18. Petunias - double frilled - 3 sprays
  19. A container of mixed perennials - 10 stems
  20. A container of mixed annuals - 10 stems
  21. Salvia - any variety - 3 stems
  22. Bouquet of garden “Mums” - 5 stems
  23. Sunflowers - collection - any size/colour 3 stems
  24. Marigold - any variety - 5 blooms
  25. “Tiny Treasures” a miniature arrangement of cut flowers not over 5" in any direction.

PLANTS

Note: Pots not to exceed 10”

  1. Foliage plant potted - as grown in pot.
  2. Begonias - as grown in pot, in bloom.
  3. Hen & Chicken plant - as grown in pot.
  4. Impatiens Plant - as grown in pot.
  5. African Violet - Single - 1 crown in pot.
  6. 1 potted Geranium - in bud/bloom, as grown in pot.
  7. Potted Herb, identified - as grown in pot.
  8. Ivy type plant potted - as grown in pot.
  9. A collection of Cacti or succulent - two or more as grown in pot.


FLOWER SPECIALS

PRIZE MONEY - 1st $10.00, 2nd $9.00, 3rd $8.00

CLASS 701

  1. Rural Routes - Pot et fleur. An exhibit of growing plants, in or out of pots, packed lightly with moisture-retaining material, plus cut flowers in tubes of water, oasis or other material, all assembled in one container. Moss, decorative wood and rock may be included. No cut foliage is permitted, however cut flowering and/or fruit branched may be used. Accessories are permitted.
  2. Homecoming - An arrangement celebrating Perth's 200th Anniversary! Accessories may be used.
  3. Grass Roots - An arrangement using wild flowers and grasses. Accessories may be used.
  4. Our Heritage - A design incorporating an article from days gone by. Accessories may be used.
  5. Roots and Wings - A centerpiece for a dining room table. Accessories may be used.
  6. Flower Garden Glory - A large arrangement using colourful cut flowers. Not to exceed 20" (50cm) in any direction. Accessories may be used.


JUNIOR SECTION (AGED 15 YEARS AND YOUNGER)

CLASS 701

  1. Rootin' Tootin' Time - Create a scene in a small box (no larger than 10"), using small plants or cut flowers (small buildings and a horse could be used as accessories).
    PRIZE MONEY - 1st $25.00, 2nd $15.00, 3rd $10.00 - Sponsored by Perth Horticultural Society