90th Annual Pemberville Fair Flower Show
August 14-17, 2019
Legion Memorial Hall ~ Pemberville, Ohio
Theme: Thanks for the Memories
Sponsored by: Four Seasons Garden Club
Chairperson: Trina Karns
Schedule Committee: Kathy Frederick, Trina Karns, Deb Krukemyer, Karen O’Brien, Faye Schuerman, Ellen Walson
* Registration Forms (PDF) are available online here
Rules Governing Exhibitors in the Flower Show
1. Entries are open to any amateur who wishes to exhibit, except invitational.
2. All exhibits for the show may be entered beginning at 8:00 a.m. and must be in place by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. No exhibits may be removed before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.
3. ANY ENTRIES BROUGHT LATER THAN 11:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE DISPLAYED ONLY AND NOT JUDGED.
4. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. by OAGC accredited judges.
5. Specimens must be presented at the time of registration. The Entry Committee reserves the right to determine or verify specimen class.
6. Exhibitors may enter as many classes in the Artistic Section as desired but only one entry in a class. Exhibitors may enter more than one horticultural class, providing that each entry is a different named variety or cultivar. Variety name should be included on the entry tag.
7. All entries will be placed as directed by the placement committee.
8. All entries must include entrant’s name, address and phone number.
9. The placement committee reserves the right to combine or sub-divide horticultural exhibit classes according to the number of entries.
10. When the schedule calls for a definite number, as in horticultural exhibits, a greater or lesser number will disqualify the entry.
11. All plant material in the show should be correctly labeled.
12. All plant material used in the artistic design section should be listed on a card accompanying the arrangement.
13. All container and accessories should have the owner’s name on them in an inconspicuous place.
14. If there are no entries in a class, the class will be withdrawn.
15. If there are more than six entries in a class, more than one first, second and third place ribbons may be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
16. All horticultural exhibits must be garden grown.
17. Foliage is permitted in arrangements unless otherwise stated.
18. Live and dried material may be obtained from any source for arrangements. Fresh plant material must be predominate. Fresh plant material may not be painted or dyed. Any dried plant material may be dyed and/or painted unless otherwise stated. Protected wildlife feathers are not permitted.
19. No one but the judges and assistants will be allowed on the floor during the judging.
20. No unworthy entry will be awarded a ribbon. Judges’ decision will be final.
21. Judges will disqualify any exhibit that does not meet requirements of the class.
22. Entry tag and ribbon must remain with the exhibit until close of the show.
23. The show will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Take down will be on Saturday after 9:00 p.m.
24. All broken or wilted flowers in the artistic classes may be replaced at the discretion of the exhibitor any time after the judging has been completed. The design should not be changed.
25. All due care will be taken, but the flower show committee is not responsible for any lost, broken, or stolen items.
26. Sections J, K and L (Niches and Educational Exhibits) are by invitation only.
27. A Best of Show Award will be given in Section E (Artistic Design) and Section H (Juniors Artistic Designs).
28. A Green Thumb Award for horticultural excellence in a cut flower exhibit will be given in Section A.
29. A Judges Award of Distinction for the Best Horticultural Exhibit will be given for an entry considered worthy. This award will not necessarily be chosen from the blue ribbon winners.
30. The H. John Moore Award of Distinction for Creative Design will be given for an entry considered worthy. This award will not necessarily be chosen from the blue ribbon winners.
31. Commercial growers and florists are invited in a non-competitive basis.
Section A - Horticultural Exhibits
(Include Variety Name with Exhibit)
Classes 1-12 Roses shall have all thorns and leaves left on, but all buds removed except for sprays.
1. Rose, hybrid tea, yellow or yellow blend, one bloom
2. Rose, hybrid tea, pink or pink blend, one bloom
3. Rose, hybrid tea, red or red blend, one bloom
4. Rose, hybrid tea, any other color, one bloom
5. Rose, miniature, pink or pink blend, one bloom
6. Rose, miniature, red or red blend, one bloom
7. Rose, miniature, any other color, one bloom
8. Rose, miniature, any color, one spray
9. Rose, floribunda, any color, any variety, one spray
10. Rose, modern shrub rose, any color, any variety, one spray
11. Rose, full blown, center must show, any color, any variety, one bloom
12. Rose, climbing, any color, any variety, one bloom
Classes 13-35 Annuals -foliage not to be removed, but all buds removed except for sprays.
13. Aster, one variety, one color or combination of colors, three blooms, three stems
14. Calendula, one variety, one color or combination of colors, three blooms, three stems
15. Celosia, any plumed variety, with or without laterals, one spray
16. Cleome, (Spider Plant) any color, one stem
17. Cosmos, one variety, one color or combination of colors, three blooms, three stems
18. Lisianthus, any color , one spray
19. Marigold, large variety, one bloom, yellow
20. Marigold, large variety, one bloom, orange
21. Marigold, dwarf, any variety, yellow, one spray
22. Marigold, dwarf, any variety, orange, one spray
23. Marigold, dwarf, any variety, any color except yellow or orange, one spray
24. Petunia, single, any variety, one spray
25. Petunia, double, any variety, one spray
26. Snapdragon, one variety, one color or combination of colors, three spikes
27. Sunflower, any small variety, one bloom not to exceed four inches
28. Sunflower, any variety, one bloom, four to six inches in diameter
29. Sunflower, any variety, one bloom, greater than six inches, but not more than ten inches in diameter
30. Zinnia, cactus flowered, one bloom, greater than three inches
31. Zinnia, dahlia flowered, one bloom, greater than three inches
32. Zinnia, medium flowered, two-three inches, any color or colors, three blooms, three stems
33. Zinnia, small flowered, under two inches, any color or colors, three blooms, three stems
34. Any other annual not listed, one round form or spike.
35. Any other annual not listed, one spray.
Classes 36-63 Perennials - all buds removed except for sprays.
36. Butterfly Bush, any variety, one spike
37. Chrysanthemum, any variety, one spray
38. Coneflower, any color, one bloom
39. Black Eyed Susan, one stem or spray
40. Rudbeckia, any variety (excluding Black Eyed Susan), one bloom
41. Coreopsis, one variety, three blooms
42. Hibiscus, any color, one bloom
43. Resurrection Lily, one stem, no larger than 18 inches in height
44. Daisy, three blooms, three stems any color
45. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, dwarf - less than 2 square inches
46. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, dwarf - less than 2 square inches
47. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, mini - 2 to 6 square inches
48. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, mini - 2 to 6 square inches
49. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, small - 6 to 25 square inches
50. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, small - 6 to 25 square inches
51. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, medium - 25 to 81 square inches
52. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, medium - 25 to 81 square inches
53. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, large - 81 to 144 square inches
54. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, large - 81 to 144 square inches
55. Hosta, one leaf, variegated, giant - 144 and greater square inches
56. Hosta, one leaf, solid color, giant - 144 and greater square inches
57. Hosta, any variety in bloom, one stem
58. Hydrangea, any variety in bloom, one bloom, one stem
59. Phlox, one bloom , one spike, or one spray
60. Sedum, one bloom, one spike or one spray
61. Any other perennial not listed, one bloom
62. Any other perennial not listed, one spike
63. Any other perennial not listed, one spray
Classes 64-67 Tubers and Bulbs
64. Begonia, tuberous, any color, any variety, one bloom (should include one leaf, need not be attached)
65. Canna, any color, may or may not have leaf, one stem
66. Calla Lily, any color, one stem, may or may not have leaf
67. Caladium, any color, one leaf
Classes 68-74 Dahlia must be disbudded and foliage attached. Stem should include first set of five leaves.
68. Dahlia, pompom, three blooms (under two inches or less in diameter)
69. Dahlia, cactus, one bloom (over two inches under four inches diameter)
70. Dahlia, decorative, one bloom (over two inches under four inches diameter)
71. Dahlia, four to six inches, cactus, any color, any variety, one bloom
72. Dahlia, four to six inches, decorative, any color, any variety, one bloom
73. Dahlia, six inches or larger, cactus, any color, any variety, one bloom
74. Dahlia, six inches or larger, decorative, any color, any variety, one bloom
Classes 75-80 Gladiolus, stem should not exceed 20 inches in length from bottom floret down. Side shoots must be removed but do not remove foliage, markings permitted.
75. Gladiolus, white, one spike
76. Gladiolus, yellow, one spike
77. Gladiolus, red, one spike
78. Gladiolus, pink or rose, one spike
79. Gladiolus, any other solid color, one spike
80. Gladiolus, any other color blend with contrasting throat, one spike
Classes 80-83 Herbs
81. Herb, annual, any variety, one stem
82. Herb, perennial, any blooming variety, one stem
83. Herb, perennial, any non-blooming variety, one stem
Class 84 House Plants
84. Any flowering or non-flowering plant in a clean pot not to exceed 8 inches in diameter.
Section B - Four Seasons Garden Club Members' Project Flower Horticultural Exhibits
85. “Benary's Giant Carmine” zinnia, three blooms, three stems
86. Any blue Salvia, three stems
Section C – Juniors (14 years old or under) Horticulture Exhibits
87. Marigold, small variety, one spray
88. Marigold, large variety, one bloom with leaves
89. Zinnia, large variety, one bloom with leaves
90. Zinnia, small variety, one bloom with leaves
91. Sunflower (bloom not to exceed six inches)
92. Any other annual flower not previously listed in section C, one bloom with leaves
93. Perennials, any variety – one bloom, spike or spray
Section D – Four Seasons Garden Club Members' Project Flower Artistic Design
94. An arrangement of project flowers, “Benary's Giant Carmine” zinnia and any blue salvia, either or both, other foliage permitted.
Section E – Artistic Designs
95. Bowtie – a horizontal design.
Featured at 1991 Flower Show, first place – Joyce Ford.
96. Boston Tea Party – an arrangement using a teapot.
Featured at 1976 Flower Show, first place- Don King
97. Worshiping – the family that prays together, stays together – a design using white or pastel flowers.
Featured at the 1972 Flower Show - 1st place Freda Cross.
98. Bicycle Built for Two– a design using 2 containers.
Featured at the 1963 Flower Show, 1st place – Mrs. Lawrence Bruning (Elsie).
99. If I Knew You Were Coming I 'd Have Baked A Cake – a design on a cake stand.
Featured at the 1963 Flower Show, 1st place – Mrs. Robert Bruning (Joanne).
100. Welcoming 21st Century – a colorful design.
Featured at the 1999 Flower Show, 1st place – Lois Siek
101. Porch Swing – a design suggesting motion.
Featured at the 1989 Flower Show.
102. Tall Trees – a vertical design.
Featured at the 1974 Flower Show, 1st place – Gloria Castillo
103. Outhouse – an interpretive design.
Featured at the 1989 Flower Show, 1st place – Freda Cross
104. When the Moon Comes Over The Mountain – a crescent design.
Featured at the 1963 Flower Show, 1st place – Mrs. Robert Kemner (Ruth).
105. On the Waterfront – a design showing water.
Section F– Small Designs (more than five inches but less than 12 inches in any dimension)
106. Romance Classics – a design using miniature roses
Featured in the 1998 Flower Show
107. Cinderella – an arrangement in a slipper
Featured in the 1986 Flower Show
108. The Egg and I – an arrangement in an egg cup
Featured in the 1967 Flower Show
Section G – Miniature Design (not to exceed 5 inches in any one dimension)
109. Three Coins in a Fountain – a design using three flowers.
Featured in the 1986 Flower Show.
Section H – Juniors Artistic Designs (14 years old or under)
110. Sci-Fi Channel – an interpretive design
Featured at the 1998 Flower Show
111. Busy Bees Junior Garden Club - a design using black and yellow
Featured at the 1965 Flower Show
112. Magic Kingdom – an interpretive design using anything Disney
Featured at the 2011 Flower Show
The Following Sections I, J and K are by invitation only due to space limitations
Section I – Six Invitational Niches (24 inches wide, 30 inches high and 16 inches across- black background furnished)
113. Diamond Jubilee – an interpretive design celebrating the Pemberville Fair's
Section J – Invitational Tables (on a square card table to be furnished by the exhibitor. Cloth drop 8 inches to 13 inches)
114. Among My Souvenirs – an informal table for 2
Featured at the 1963 Flower Show, 1st place – Ginny Eulberg
Section K – Invitational Educational Exhibit
115. History of the Garden Clubs - an informative display about the Pemberville Garden Clubs
Click here for a downloadable/printable version (PDF) of the Flower Show Schedule.