Today is deadline to enter flower show at Fair

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 22 July 2017 at 10:56 am

Photo by Kristina Gabalski: Amanda Mrzywka is almost hidden behind the “Bountiful Basket” she entered two years ago in the flower show at the Orleans County 4-H Fair. Mrzywka is organizer of this year’s show.

KNOWLESVILLE – There is still time to participate in this year’s annual flower show at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

Show organizer Amanda Mrzywka said youth participants and other community members are welcome to enter. Registration and entries must be received by 5p.m. today.

Entries can be brought to the Lartz Building at the fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville.

Classes for entries include Spectacular Succulents, I Stand Alone, Miniature Gardens, Dried Flower Bouquet, Made for the Shade, Marvelous Modest Houseplants, Huge Humble Houseplants, Bountiful Baskets and Cut Flower Bouquet.

“There are several new classes available this year,” Mrzywka said.  “Like our HEY… it’s Homegrown …. which can be any of your homegrown vegetables and fruits…. another is our table design class with a theme of your choice and a bouquet that accents your table theme.”

There will be honorable mention prizes and a Best in Show prize.

“The fairy garden classes are intense this year and have a lot of competition amongst friends. Join in on the fun,” she added.

Each entry is $2, cash or check is accepted. Make checks payable to OCCCE. All 4-H and youth exhibits are $1. Exhibitors in the Open Class may enter an unlimited number of entries for $20. Flower Show exhibitors receive one free single day fair pass.

Judging will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday. 4-H and Junior exhibits will be judged Monday at 2 p.m. Exhibits will be displayed throughout Fair Week – July 24-29 – next to the Master Gardener Booth in the Lartz Building.

A fresh bouquet competition is planned for Saturday, July 29. Anyone can enter with the entry fee $10. Those interested can register the week of fair at the Fair Office.

For more information go to  The flower show is sponsored by Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development.

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