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Online entries opening date TBA


EXHIBIT ARRIVAL DATE: Bring your exhibits on Thursday, August 8 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Entries brought after this time cannot be judged.


Section A & B: $1.00 per entry

PRIZE MONEY: 1ST – $5, 2ND – $4, 3RD – $3


Best use of Chrysanthemums in Floral Art: $100 gift certificate from Quik’s Farm Floral Shop

Best Cut Dahlia: $50 from Fraser Valley Dahlia Society

Best use of Dahlias in Floral Art: $20 from Moore Blooms

Best In Show, Floral Art: $50 from Floral Artists of Fraser Valley

Best in Show, Cut Flowers

Best Entry in Floral Art, Section C, Youth and Children: Gift awards from Flowers by Renee.

Best Fairy Garden (Special Class): $50 gift certificate from Minter Country Garden

Most Points in Houseplant Sections (classes 2-11): $25 gift certificate from Devan Greenhouses

Most Points in Floral Department: Chilliwack Garden Club awards:

1ST – $30, 2ND – $20, 3RD – $10


• Only one entry per exhibitor per class.

• You must present your claim tag to collect your exhibit and prize money, which will be released Sunday, August 13 at 5 p.m. After Sunday, items will be available at the Fair Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Thursday, August 17. The office will not be staffed after this date. See Notice to Exhibitors.

• In the opinion of the judge, if no exhibit is of sufficient merit, no “Special Award” will be given.

• Exhibits are to be shown in appropriate containers and maintained, to be replaced if wilted; otherwise show committee has authority to remove from show bench.

• Exhibits must be of good quality; if not, the judge can disqualify poor exhibits.

• All plants must be the property of the exhibitor for at least three months before the Fair.

• All cut flowers must be grown by the exhibitor, with the exception of the Floral Art Classes and Children/Youth.


• Cut your flower stems as long as possible. No buds allowed when bloom is stipulated.

• In order to give educational value, we request that all exhibits be named where possible. In judging, correctly named plants and flowers will have a slight edge on others.


C.V.A.: Colour variation allowed

DISTINCT: All the same variety and colour

CUTS: Branch from the main stem to include leaves and buds

STEM: One or more flowers, but must have no side branches



1. Orchid – any variety, 1 plant

2. African Violet – single, 1 crown

3. Begonia – any type, 1 plant

4. Flowering House Plant – not listed

5. Cactus, any type, 1 plant

6. Succulent, any type, 1 plant

*Note: classes 7-10, collections are 4 to 6 different varieties in a planter or in separate pots

7. Collection of African Violets

8. Collection of Cacti

9. Collection of Succulents

10. Collection of Foliage Plants



11. Antirrhinum – tall snapdragons, 1 vase

12. Calendulas – 1 vase

13. Carnations – 1 vase

14. Clematis – 1 vase

15. Cornflower – Bachelor’s Buttons, 1 vase

16. Cosmos – 1 vase

17. Daisy – Shasta, 1 vase

18. Echinacea – 1 vase

19. Marigolds – French, 1 vase

20. Monarda – 1 vase

21. Nasturtiums – 1 vase

22. Petunias – single or double, 1 vase

23. Phlox – 1 vase

24. Rudbeckia – 1 vase

25. Sweet Peas – 1 vase

26. Zinnias – 1 vase

27. Vase of any vine – named, not listed

28. Vase of native plants – 1 variety

29. Vase of dried plants – 3 varieties

30. Vase of any flowering shrubs, distinct

31. Vase of any flowering shrubs, mixed

32. Hydrangea – 3 cuts of one variety

33. Hydrangea – 3 cuts, each of a different variety

34. Roses – floribunda, 2 sprays

35. Roses – hybrid tea, 1 bloom

36. Roses – any type, 1 stem or spray

37. Roses – any type, most fragrant, 1 stem or spray

38. Roses – any type, in a bowl or vase, under 5 stems or sprays

39. Dahlia – formal decorative, traditional shape, 2.5″ to 6″, 1 bloom

40. Dahlia – formal decorative, traditional shape, 2.5″ to 6″, 3 blooms, same variety

41. Dahlia, Semi Cactus, Cactus, pointed petal shape, 2.5” to 6”, 1 bloom

42. Dahlia, Semi Cactus, Cactus, pointed petal shape, 2.5” to 6”, 3 blooms, same variety

43. Dahlia, Water lily, 1 bloom

44. Dalhia, Novelty Dalhia or any larger distinct variety, 1 bloom

45. Dahlia, Novelty Dahlia, or any larger distinct variety, 3 blooms, same variety

46. Dahlia, Single or Collarette, (Single row of petals), 1 bloom

47. Dahlia, Single or Collarette (Single row of petals), 3 blooms, same variety

48. Dahlia, Single or Collarette, (single row of petals), 3 blooms, different varieties

49. Dahlia, Dinnerplate, over 5.5”, named variety, 1 bloom

50. Dahlia, pompom or ball (ball or round shaped), 3 blooms, same variety

51. Dahlia, pompom or ball, 3 blooms, different varieties

52. Dahlia, any type not listed, 1 bloom

53. Dahlia, Any Type not listed, 3 blooms, same variety

54. Dahlia, over 5 stems, same variety

55. Dahlia, over 5 stems, different varieties

56. Gladiolus – standard, 1 spike, any colour

57. Gladiolus – standard, 3 spikes, distinct

58. Gladiolus – standard, 3 spikes, 3 colours

59. Echinops – Globe Thistle, 1 vase

60. Helianthus – Sunflower, 1 vase

61. Thalictrum – Meadow Rue, 1 vase

62. Lysimachia – 1 vase

63. Artemesia – 1 vase

64. Michaelmas Daisy – 1 vase

65. Asters – 1 vase

66. Any other Perennial not listed

67. Any other Perennial, specific

68. Bouquet for Someone Special: annual, perennial, or wild flowers, 5 or more stems



69. Geranium – Zonal or Regular type

70. Geranium – Regal or Martha Washington type

71. Geranium – other types, Miniature, Ivy, Scented, Variegated

72. Bonsai

73. Fuchsias – in hanging basket or container

74. Begonia – Fibrous, in hanging basket or planter

75. Hanging basket – distinct or mixed, not listed

76. Container – distinct or mixed, not listed

77. Plants growing in a novelty container

78. Fairy Garden – up to 24”x24”, can include all types of plants, moss, stones, wood, characters, animals, toys, tools, and imagination.


Notes and definitions for show schedules are from the BC Council of Garden Clubs Floral Design and Judging and Exhibiting Standards Manual.

EXHIBITS: An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories, contained within a space as specified in the schedule. Backgrounds, bases, containers, drapes, exhibit titles and mechanics may always be included in an exhibit, unless otherwise stated. More than one placement may always be included, unless otherwise stated.

In all exhibits natural plant material must predominate. Natural Plant Material includes: fresh, dried, garden, wild, or made-up plant material, flowers, foliage, fruit, vegetables and seaweed. All may be additionally coloured.

The following are the only reasons for disqualification:

1. Failure to comply with any specific requirement of a class as stated in a show schedule, e.g. the measurements of the components.

2. Inclusion of fresh material that does not have roots or the cut ends of stems in water or water retaining material. Exceptions: air plants, cacti, fruits, lichen, moss, succulents, vegetables and long lasting plant material (including strong fibrous stems) which will remain turgid for the duration of the show (definition of turgid: the state of firmness of plant tissue resulting from adequate moisture, causing the plant cells to be fully expanded).

3. Inclusion of artificial plant material (unless specifically allowed by a show schedule).

DESIGN: A floral design consists of fresh cut materials, in a container, with a base if necessary. It may also include dried, weathered, or treated material with or without accessories, with or without fresh cut material. No artificial flowers allowed.

OPEN CLASS: Open to all

SIZE OF DESIGNS: When a maximum size of design is specified: for example, ‘design not to exceed 30” in any one direction’ – this is measured from the table top vertically and/or across the design from flower tip to flower tip horizontally in all directions. If you are over the maximum size the Judge may disqualify your design. For all other classes that do not specify a maximum size the limit for the arrangement is example, by 36“tall. A fabric covered backdrop of these dimensions may be used if desired but is optional.

Important Note: This is a judged show. As a competitor it is your responsibility to read the schedule carefully to understand the requirements of each class. Consult the dictionary, flower arranging books, magazines, and websites to refine your concept and design ideas. Good Luck!


• Maximum size allowed for all exhibits is 24”x36” unless otherwise specified.

• All classes are non-restricted

79. A Sunny Morning: a Table Centerpiece using warm colours.

80. On a Country Walk; a Design of Choice

81. Summer Heat: a Contemporary Vertical Design

82. August Anthem: a Traditional Triangle Design

83. Root and/or Branch: a Creative Line Desing

84. Stratified: A Packed and Stacked Design

85. Come on Over: a Multi-Container Design

86. Welcome, Friends: a Design of Choice

87. Party Platter: a Pave Design which may incorporate flowers, fruit and/or vegetables

88. Sweet Harmony: a Design in a Tea Cup

89. Close Harmony: a Design in a Coffee Mug

90. Barn to Be Wild!: a Design to interpret the Fair Theme