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Cut Flowers: TBA

Art Class: TBA


EXHIBITOR’S ENTRY DATE: Thursday, August 10 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 – Wax, small flowered

4. Begonia – Rex, leaf type

5. Flowering House Plant – not listed

6. Collection of African Violets – 4 to 6, separate pots

7. Collection of Cacti – 4 or more, separate pots

8. Collection of Succulents – 4 or more, separate pots

9. Collection of Foliage Plants – no ferns, separate pots

10. Cactus – any type

11. Succulent – any type



12. Antirrhinum – tall snapdragons, 1 vase

13. Calendulas – 1 vase

14. Carnations – 1 vase

15. Clematis – 1 vase

16. Cornflower – Bachelor’s Buttons, 1 vase

17. Cosmos – 1 vase

18. Daisy – Shasta, 1 vase

19. Echinacea – 1 vase

20. Marigolds – French, 1 vase

21. Monarda – 1 vase

22. Nasturtiums – 1 vase

23. Pansies – 1 vase

24. Petunias – single or double, 1 vase

25. Phlox – 1 vase

26. Rudbeckia – 1 vase

27. Sweet Peas – 1 vase

28. Zinnias – 1 vase

29. Vase of any vine – named, not listed

30. Vase of any flowering shrubs – distinct, named

31. Vase of any flowering shrubs – mixed, named

32. Hydrangea – 3 cuts of one variety

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

34. Roses – floribunda, 2 sprays

35. Roses – grandiflora, 3 sprays

36. Roses – hybrid tea, 1 bloom

37. Roses – bowl, not more than 5 blooms

38. Dahlia – decorative, A, 8-10“, 1 bloom

39. Dahlia – decorative, B, 6-8“, 1 bloom

40. Dahlia – decorative, BB, 4-6“, 1 bloom

41. Dahlia – miniature decorative, 2-4“, 1 bloom

42. Dahlia – water-lily type, 1 bloom

43. Dahlia – cactus or semi cactus, A, 8-10“, 1 bloom

44. Dahlia – cactus or semi cactus, B, 6-8“, 1 bloom

45. Dahlia – cactus or semi cactus, BB, 4-6“, 1 bloom

46. Dahlia – cactus or semi cactus, under 4“, 1 bloom

47. Dahlia – ball, 3 1/2“, 1 bloom

48. Dahlia – pompom, 2“and under, 1 bloom

49. Dahlia – fimbriated, any size, 1 bloom

50. Dahlia – single, any size, 1 bloom

51. Dahlia – fimbriated, any size, 3 blooms

52. Dahlia – ball, 3 1/2“and over, 3 blooms

53. Dahlia – pompom, 2“and under, 3 blooms

54. Dahlia – single, any size, 3 blooms

55. Dahlia – collarette, any size, 3 blooms

56. Dahlia – container of 5 varieties, named

57. Gladiolus – miniature, 1 spike, any colour

58. Gladiolus – standard, 1 spike, any colour

59. Gladiolus – standard, 3 spikes, distinct

60. Gladiolus – standard, 3 spikes, 3 colours

61. Echinops – Globe Thistle, 1 vase

62. Helianthus – Sunflower, 1 vase

63. Thalictrum – Meadow Rue, 1 vase

64. Lysimachia – 1 vase

65. Artemesia – 1 vase

66. Michaelmas Daisy – 1 vase

67. Asters – 1 vase

68. Any other Perennial not listed

69. Any other Perennial, specific

82. Any other annual not listed



70. Begonia – Tuberous

71. Geranium – Zonal or Regular type

72. Geranium – Regal or Martha Washington type

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

74. Bonsai

75. Fuchsias – in hanging basket or container

76. Begonia – Fibrous, in hanging basket or planter

77. Hanging basket – distinct or mixed, not listed

78. Container – distinct or mixed, not listed

79. Wheelbarrow Garden – may be in pots

80. Plants growing in a novelty container

81. Fairy Garden – up to 24”x24”, can include all types of plants, moss, stones, wood, characters, animals, toys, tools, and imagination. Container can be round, square or rectangular.


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 24“wide 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

1. This Little Piggy went to Market: a design in a basket with a handle.

2. This Little Piggy Stayed Home:  A table centrepiece design

In honour of the Coronation of King Charles III:

3. The Power of Purple: a design of choice.

4. The Crowning Glory: A Traditional triangle design.

5. Big and Bold: a Contempory Line-Mass design.

6. Wild and Wonderful: a design of choice.

7. Together We Stand: a Parallel design.

8. Frame of Reference: a design incorporating a frame.

9. Directed Energy: a Spatial Thrust Design.

10. A design to incorporate this year’s theme: “Go Hog Wild!”



11. Children (6 years and under) Bouquet for Mom – annual, perennial, or wild flowers, 5 stems in a vase or jar.

12. Youth (7-12 years) “Go Hog Wild!” – an interpretation of the Fair Theme

13. Teens: (13-18 years) “Go Hog Wild!” – an interpretation of the Fair Theme.