- Each exhibitor may have only one entry in each category and must be present to enter their entries.
- All exhibits in Horticulture Class must have been grown by the exhibitor.
- Water is available at the Fair Grounds.
- Glass Vases will be provided as containers for all Horticulture Exhibits (except as noted).
- Entries must be received on Thursday between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kaminski Building on the Berlin Lions Fairgrounds. No entries will be accepted after that time.
- Exhibits will be judged at 8:00 AM on Friday. Exhibits may not be viewed until judging is completed.
- Entries cannot be removed before 6:30 PM Sunday. Entries not removed before 7:00 PM will be considered as being donated to the Fair.
- Containers and plants are entered at the owner’s risk. The Berlin Lions Club cannot be held responsible.
- No material on the conservation list shall be used in any exhibit, including but not limited to, Trailing Arbutus, Wild Lily-of-the Valley, Partridge-Berry, Checker-Berry, Climbing Night Shade, and Ferns.
- Rosettes will be awarded during Judging as follows:
- Best Arrangement – Showcase Theme
- Best Arrangement – General Theme
- Most first place awards in Horticulture Class
- Most first place awards in Plant Category
- Most first place awards in Arrangement Category
- Best in Show – Horticulture Class
- Best in Show – Plants
- All classes are competitive and open to the public.
Wilted foliage shall be removed. Entries without foliage will not be allowed to enter. Entries will be judged for straight stems, clean foliage, and fresh blooms must be free from insects, disease, dirt, etc. Single blooms should be disbudded but do not remove foliage.
Only one entry per family per category permitted. If all rules for entering artificial plastic or silk flowers are not permitted. Fruit, painting, or dying of dried material is acceptable where specified. Painting or dying of fresh flowers is not permitted in any category. All mechanics, i.e. oasis, tape, or others must be concealed from view.
Not to exceed 5″ in any direction including container.
Not to exceed 8″ in any direction including container.
This class calls for three (3) stems of flowers in a container, unless otherwise specified. Each stem may contain more than one (1) flower, (Buds are not permitted). All Dahlias must have more than one (1) set of leaves. All leaves must remain above the water while in the container for all entries listed.
There is a limit of four (4) to six (6) flowers or stems in a collection. All flowers in collections must be of same variety. Only one (1) entry will be accepted in each category. The designer may use their own container only in a collection or special cases with superintendents approval. Wild flowers are not accepted in any category.
For smaller floral entries, providing your own smaller vase so that entries with leaves remain above water, is acceptable.
Plants may be judged in one classification only. Plants must be in a pot for at least three (3) months. All collections must be placed on a tray. There is a limit of 3 to 6 plants in a collection. All pots must be cleaned and free of dirt, mold, and any debris. Special leaf treatment such as plant or leaf shine, or other means is not permitted.