93rd Annual Pemberville Fair Flower Show
August 16-19, 2023
Legion Memorial Hall ~ Pemberville, Ohio
Theme: Tickets Please!
Sponsored by: Four Seasons Garden Club
Chairperson: Trina Karns
Schedule Committee: Trina Karns, Deb Krukemyer, Judy Sayen, Ellen Walston
* 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 8:00 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 If there are no entries in a class, the class will be withdrawn.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 I, J and K (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 36-64 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. Rose of Sharon, any color, one bloom
61. Sedum, one bloom, one spike or one spray
62. Any other perennial not listed, one bloom
63. Any other perennial not listed, one spike
64. Any other perennial not listed, one spray
Classes 65-69 Tubers and Bulbs
65. Begonia, tuberous, any color, any variety, one bloom (should include one leaf, need not be attached)
66. Canna, any color, may or may not have leaf, one stem
67. Calla Lily, any color, one stem, may or may not have leaf
68. Caladium, any color, one leaf
69. Any other tuber or bulb, any color, may or may not have leaf
Classes 70-76 Dahlia must be disbudded and foliage attached. Stem should include first set of five leaves.
70. Dahlia, pompom, three blooms (under two inches or less in diameter)
71. Dahlia, cactus, one bloom (over two inches under four inches diameter)
72. Dahlia, decorative, one bloom (over two inches under four inches diameter)
73. Dahlia, four to six inches, cactus, any color, any variety, one bloom
74. Dahlia, four to six inches, decorative, any color, any variety, one bloom
75. Dahlia, six inches or larger, cactus, any color, any variety, one bloom
76. Dahlia, six inches or larger, decorative, any color, any variety, one bloom
Classes 77-82 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.
77. Gladiolus, white, one spike
78. Gladiolus, yellow, one spike
79. Gladiolus, red, one spike
80. Gladiolus, pink or rose, one spike
81. Gladiolus, any other solid color, one spike
82. Gladiolus, any other color blend with contrasting throat, one spike
Classes 83-85 Herbs
83. Herb, annual, any variety, one stem
84. Herb, perennial, any blooming variety, one stem
85. Herb, perennial, any non-blooming variety, one stem
Class 86 House Plants
86. 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
87. Zinnia, “Benary’s Giant Salmon Rose”, three blooms, three stems
88. Statice “Mixed Bold Colors”, three sprays any color or colors.
Section C – Juniors (14 years old or under) Horticulture Exhibits
89. Marigold, small variety, one spray
90. Marigold, large variety, one bloom with leaves
91. Zinnia, large variety, one bloom with leaves
92. Zinnia, small variety, one bloom with leaves
93. Sunflower (bloom not to exceed six inches)
94. Any other annual flower not previously listed in section C, one bloom with leaves
95. Perennials, any variety – one bloom, spike or spray
Section D – Four Seasons Garden Club Members' Project Flower Artistic Design
96. An arrangement of project flowers, Zinnia “Benary’s Giant Salmon Rose” and Statice “Mixed Bold Colors”, any color or colors, other foliage permitted.
Section E – Artistic Designs
97. 3 Ticket Ride – a design using 3 flowers.
98. Speeding Ticket – a design suggesting motion.
99. Super Bowl Ticket – an interpretive design.
100. Merry Go Round Ticket – a round arrangement.
101. Plane Ticket – a creative design.
102. Turnpike Ticket – a horizontal design.
103. 50/50 Ticket – an design using 2 containers.
104. Bus Ticket – an interpretive design.
105. Waterpark Ticket – a design showing water.
Section F– Small Designs (more than five inches but less than 12 inches in any dimension)
106. Teacup Ride Ticket – a design using a teacup.
107. Arcade Tickets – an interpretive design
Section G – Miniature Design (not to exceed 5 inches in any one dimension)
108. Ticket Stub – an interpretive design.
Section H – Juniors Artistic Designs (14 years old or under)
109. Train Ticket – a design using a train.
110. Disney Movie Ticket - an interpretive design.
111. 3 Ticket Ride – a design using 3 flowers
The Following Sections I, J and K are by invitation only due to space limitations
Section I – Patio Pots
112. Ticket Booth – A container with flowers and/or herbs and/or foliage, exhibited in a clean container 14 inches in diameter or less. Must be planted before July 1, 2023.
Section J – Six Invitational Niches (24 inches wide, 30 inches high and 16 inches across- black background furnished)
113. A Ticket to Broadway – an interpretive design.
Section K – Invitational Tables (on a square card table to be furnished by the exhibitor. Cloth drop 8 inches to 13 inches.)
114. 2 Tickets to the Opera – a formal setting for 2.