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LOCATION: PRIDE OF KANSAS BUILDING

SUPERINTENDENT: Karen Walker, Sylvia, KS (620) 486-2345

FLORICULTURE OFFICE: Sept. 4 - 18 (620) 669-3853


ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 15TH
ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE, INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS, BY ENTRY DEADLINE DATE


FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE – PRIDE OF KANSAS

Aug 15

Entry Deadline -paperwork or online entry (Must be postmarked by Aug 15)

Aug 16 – 25

Entries still accepted with a $5.00 late fee per item

After Aug 25

Entries still accepted with a $25.00 late fee per item

Sept 6

Receiving Entries for Group "A" Classes Only 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets.

Sept 7

Receiving Entries for Group "A" Classes Only 9:00 am – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets.

Sept 8

Receiving Entries for Group "A" Classes Only 9:00 am – 11:00 am. & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets. **Nothing will be accepted after the stated receiving hours. Judging begins at 3:00

Sept 12

Releasing of Junior Entries (Division 500 Only) - 4:00 pm

Sept 13

Receiving Entries for Group "B" Only 8:00 am – 11:00 am & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets. *Do not bring these entries prior to this date as they will not be accepted. Judging begins at 3:00 pm

Sept 17

Entries picked up between 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept 18 Entries picked up between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

After Sept 18

Must contact KSF Admin Office to make arrangements (620) 669-3881, (620) 669-3621 or (620) 669-3600. Remaining items should be picked up within 1 week from the closing of the fair.

*NEW TIMES: Please review the above schedule closely. DO NOT miss your deadline as this will waive your rights for any advance discounted tickets you may have purchased. Only items mailed in will be allowed to arrive earlier than the stated receiving hours. Items brought to the fairgrounds in advance will not be accepted.

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ADVANCE PURCHASED TICKETS: Exhibitor tickets purchased at time of entry will only be issued to the exhibitor upon the receipt of their item(s). For any reason, should exhibitors miss the designated receiving hours or choose not to bring their entry/entries, exhibitors will waive their right to receive ordered tickets. The Kansas State Fair has a “No Refund Policy”. All advance purchased exhibitor / gate tickets must be “paid in full” by August 15th. If payment has not been made by the August 15th deadline, tickets will not be issued.

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS.............................................$ 1,185, .00

SPONSORS OFFER..............................................................$ 421.75

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**If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our Competitive Exhibits Dept. 620-669-3621


SPONSORS

Absolutely Flowers – Hutchinson, KS

Benton’s Greenhouse – Hutchinson, KS

Bornholdt Plantland – Hutchinson, KS

Dillons, Floral Dept. – Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Horticulture Club – Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Iris Club – Hutchinson, KS

Stutzman Greenhouse – Hutchinson, KS

Walmart, Photo Dept. – Hutchinson, KS


All entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Rules in addition to any department, division or class rules listed.


  1. Exhibitor can only win and be paid for (1) one placing per class
  2. Plants must have been in possession of exhibitor at least (60) sixty days prior to the Fair. Please identify plant on entry form
  3. Uncommon plants must be labeled
  4. Cut flowers must have been grown by the exhibitor except where noted
  5. Errors in naming will not disqualify, but judges will recognize correctness and accuracy of naming in consideration of an exhibit in a close competition
  6. Exhibitors shall furnish all vases or other containers necessary for the proper staging of their exhibit
  7. Collection consists of (5) five, unless otherwise specified
  8. All cut flower and arrangement containers must be able to hold water and not leak


JUDGING SCORE CARD - For Arrangement of Baskets, Bowls and Vases of Flower

§ Originality (Catches the judge's eye) - 25 points

§ Suitability of Containers - 25 points

§ Quality & Condition of Flowers and Foliage - 25 point

§ Harmony - 10 points

§ Balance and Arrangement - 15 points

§ TOTAL - 100 points


Judges Scoring for Collection of Flowers: In these exhibits, judges shall not consider arrangement or appropriateness of containers. They shall be judged solely by excellence and freshness of blossoms, stem and foliage. The decisions of judges shall be final.

Hints for entries in Floriculture

  • Cut your flowers in the late afternoon the day before they are to be exhibited. Place the flowers immediately in water that has been set out in the garden all day. Some stems seal over immediately after cutting so cut stem under water. Cutting should be done at about 4:00 pm since at that time there is the greatest amount of sugar in the leaves; unless it is extremely hot weather, at which time cutting in the early morning is optimum. Keep flowers in water, in a cool, dark place overnight.
  • To arrange, cut stems cleanly at an angle under water with a sharp knife and place in water-filled container. Cut stems as long as possible. All foliage that is below the water line should be removed. Foliage should be clean; any broken or disfigured foliage or petals should be removed, as foliage and stems as well as blooms count in judging. It is better to have more stem and foliage than too little. All stems should be in proportion to the water.


Overall Best of Show will be awarded $25 and Overall Best of Show Runner-up a Rosette


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GROUP "A" CLASSES

RECEIVING TIMES:Wednesday, Sept. 6, Noon - 9:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm & Friday, Sept. 8, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Entry items must be checked in by 11:00 am on Friday, Sept. 8.


Division 500 - Junior Cut Flower & Arrangement Show

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $4.50, 2nd - $3.75, 3rd - $3.50. Best of Show for Cut Flowers & Best of Show for Arrangements will be awarded a Rosette

Open to boys and girls age 4 through 18. Your choice of materials: fresh, dry or artificial. Accessories permitted in classes **NOTE:Class 1-5 are exhibit classes. Classes 6-14 must be in clear containers

Class

01

Christmas

08

Marigolds, Collection of French

02

Easter

09

Ornamental Grasses, Named & Tagged

03

Friends Birthday

10

Other Than Listed - Not Specified, Named & Tagged

04

Halloween

11

Petunias, Collection

05

Teachers Desk

12

Sunflowers, Any Variety

06

Cosmos, Collection

13

Wildflowers, Named & Tagged

07

Marigolds, Collection of African

14

Zinnia, Collection



Division 501 - Plants

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $5.50, 2nd - $4.50, 3rd - $3.75. Best of Show will be awarded a Rosette

Class

01

African Violet

09

Hanging Baskets

02

Asparagus Fern (Sprengeri, Plumosus, Foxtail & Others)

10

House Vine Plant

03

Begonia

11

Lantana

04

Cacti or Succulent

12

Other Than Listed - Plant not Specified

05

Container Garden

13

Sanseveria (Snake Plant)

06

Dish Garden not to exceed 12 inches wide & 4 inches deep

14

Specimen House Plant

07

Flowering House Plant

15

True Fern

08

Geranium



Division 502 - Seasonal Arrangements

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $4.00, 3rd - $3.50. Best of Show will be awarded a Rosette

Accessories are permitted. Arrangements are not to exceed 26" in height.

Class

01

4th of July

07

St Patrick’s

02

Bridal Ensemble - Silk Only - (3) Articles or less

08

Thanksgiving, fresh, dry or artificial

03

Dinner table, for Christmas, your choice of materials. No fresh flowers

09

Valentine, fresh, dry or artificial

04

Halloween, fresh, dry or artificial

10

Winter, using dried material in their natural color. Arranged in suitable containers.

05

Holiday Wreaths or Familiar: Wreaths, not to exceed 24 inches

11

Wreaths or Familiar: Wreaths not to exceed 24”

06

Religious, suitable for altar or worship center: fresh, dry or artificial

12

New Year’s Celebration, fresh or artificial.


Division 503 - Photo Corner

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $6.00 and 3rd - $4.00. Best of Show will be awarded a Rosette

Photos need to be 5" x 7" securely mounted on mats (not poster board.) We will provide material for hanging. Have mats only 1" - 2" around photo. Mats can be any color. Judging Criteria: 60% subject; 40% quality of picture

Class

01

Flowering Bush

04

Patio Setting

02

Garden Scene

05

Single Flower or Stem (Black & White Only)

03

One Single Flower or Stem

06

Water Garden



GROUP "B" CLASSES

RECEIVING TIMES:Wednesday, Sept. 13, Noon - 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Division 504 - Garden Flower Arrangements

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7.00, 2nd - $5.00 and 3rd - $3.50

Accessories permitted fresh materials only.

Class

01

A Child

13

Gray plant material as background & 1 color or brilliant flower or flowers

02

All white flowers using white or clear glass containers. Greenery permitted.

14

Kitchen, Use a kitchen utensil as container

03

At Sundown, Use colors of the sunset with wheat

15

Lady’s Room

04

Basket of Flowers Arranged for Effect

16

Mantel Decoration; not to exceed 12” in height

05

Christmas Table

17

Miniature, Flowers; No shorter than 2” or taller than 6”

06

Cup and Saucer

18

Novelty for a Man

07

Dahlias, Suitable for small table

19

Patio or Family Room

08

Depicting a Hobby

20

Patriotic

09

Driftwood

21

Prima Donna, Use one flower and foliage

10

Early American, Mixed Flowers Bouquet

22

Roses, Arranged for Dinner table. Other foliage permitted.

11

Fall Dinner Table. Fruits, vegetables, flowers or a combination

23

Zinnias

12

Flowers and Foliage in Homemade Container



Division 505 - Specimens and Collections

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7.00, 2nd - $5.00, 3rd - $3.50

Accessories permitted fresh materials only.

Class

01

Asters; Collection of stems

12

Marigolds; Collection of African

02

Cannas; 2 to 5 in single container

13

Marigolds; Collection of French

03

Chrysanthemums; Collection, any variety

14

One Rose, named & tagged

04

Cockscomb, Crested; One stock

15

Other Than Listed - Flower; 5 stems of one variety, named & tagged

05

Cockscomb, Mixed varieties and color

16

Petunias; 5 stems of different varieties

06

Cosmos; Collection

17

Roses; Collection of five different varieties, named & tagged

07

Dahlias; 5 different varieties, named & tagged

18

Snapdragons; Collection of stems

08

Dahlias; Best large single, named & tagged

19

Wild Grasses and Wild Flowers, 5 or more different varieties, named and tagged

09

Dahlias; Collection of pompon

20

Zinnia; one Large

10

Gladioli; one-five in single container

21

Zinnias; Collection of large variety

11

Marigolds, African; Single

22

Zinnias; Collection, Pompon or small variety 2" or smaller

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