By Lena Day, Polk County Master Gardener
(MENA) Are you a gardener? Are there fantastic plants, fruits, or vegetables in your garden? Do you love do show off your flower arrangements? Bring your exhibitions to the Polk County Fairground Education Building. You may win a ribbon and prize money.
Entries for the Education Building will be accepted on Tuesday, August 27, 1:00 to 7:00 PM: plotted plants, and crops; on Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 – 10:00 AM: single cut flowers and flower arrangements, and crops. The judging starts at 1:00 PM Wednesday.
There are three divisions: adult, junior and youth for each of the departments, Horticulture, Farm Crops and Fruit & Vegetable Crops.
All crops, flowers, plants and vegetables must be produced, grown or arranged in Polk County by the exhibitor disease and pest free. Only one entry per person per class is allowed. You may enter exhibitions in as many classes as you wish. Exhibitors must furnish container. Attractive containers are desirable in Flower Arrangements and in potted plants classes: dish garden, driftwood planting, English trough garden, garden art planting and Terrarium. Containers are considered as part of the entry for judging purpose.
For a complete listing of all classes and rules, consult the County Fair catalog. You may find them available at feed stores, banks, the Extension Service and other businesses.