NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR GEORGIA LOTTERY CONCERT SERIES FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION!!! SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 1, 2017 JIM R MILLER PARK - MARIETTA, GA

FLOWER SHOW & NON COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS - (for award winners see below)

 

Entry schedule & general rules for non-commercial Exhibits click here.

Non-commercial entry form click here.

Standard Flower Show schedule click here.

Horticulture Specialty Flower Show schedule click here.

Flower Show & Horticultural Tag click here.

 

Flower Show

 

The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. and The North Georgia State Fair Association in cooperation with the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. will present two standard flower shows "Riding the Carousel". Exhibit Hall A on the fairgrounds will be filled with sights and smells of colorful, fragrant flower displays.

 

The categories of competition include roses, dahlias, orchids, cacti, lilies, marigolds, asters, impatiens, daisies, herbs, shrubs, tress, chrysanthemums, hanging plants, fruit plants, and more; as well as design categories.  Instead of a single bloom or plant, the design categories encourage creativity in designing displays with natural and floral ingredients. Our flower shows draw competitors and nationally-accredited judges from throughout metro Atlanta, so this should be an exceptionally exciting year.

 

Show rules follow preset guidelines established by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The competition is open to gardeners of all ages. The flower show rules are listed in the North Georgia State Fair Premium Catalog located at Cobb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs on County Services Parkway or E-Mail us your request by clicking on the "Contact Us" icon.

 

ENTRY SCHEDULE

 

First Flower Show

 

- Wednesday, September 20:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

- Thursday, September 21:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Second Flower Show

 

- Tuesday, September 26:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

- Wednesday, September 27:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Standard Flower Show schedule click here.

Flower Show & Horticultural schedule  click here.

CHECK-OUT SCHEDULE

 

First Flower Show

 

- Tuesday, September 26:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Second Flower Show

 

- Sunday, October 1:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

NOTE: all items not picked up by the specified time will be discarded.  EXHIBITOR will be admitted to check out exhibits at the South Gate only, on Sunday October 1 , between 6 pm and 8 pm.

JUDGING SCHEDULE

 

First Flower Show

 

- Thursday, September 21 - 12:30 pm

 

Second Flower Show

 

- Wednesday, September 27 - 12:30 pm

 

*See Flower Show Rules *

 

The above schedules and the general rules will be strictly ENFORCED in fairness to all Exhibitors and participants.

 

Non-Commercial Exhibits

 

The 1955 Cobb County Fair Premium catalogue stated. The real purpose of the fair is to bring together for display, the best livestock, agriculture and home products made and grown the county. Today the fair is the North Georgia State Fair, livestock and agriculture have almost become things of the past but the artistic and gardening talents of area residents will still be presented in the non-commercial exhibits in the 2017 Fair.

 

Non-commercial competitive divisions include needlework, sewing, and handicrafts which include jewelry, toys and woodworking.  Creative arts such as basketry, an expanded photography division, oil painting, watercolors and other media as well as ceramics woodcarving and sculpture are displayed along with food products in the agriculture/horticulture area. Food preservation, canning, drying and preserving vie for honors along with baked goods by entrants of all ages. The popular Christmas corner continues to grow and an expanded quilting division promises added incentives for quilters.

 

The reinstatement of cash awards, as well as traditional premium ribbons, in the new century is expected to increase participation and enhance the competitive spirit in entrants of all ages.

 

ENTRY SCHEDULE

 

Arts and Crafts(Non-Perishable Exhibits)

 

- Saturday, September 16:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

- Sunday, September 17:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Agriculture / Horticulture

 

- See First Flower Show above

 

Baked Goods Show

 

- Wednesday, September 20:  2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

 

Entry schedule & general rules for non-commercial Exhibits click here.

Non-commercial entry form click here.

CHECK-OUT SCHEDULE

 

All Non-Perishable Exhibits

 

- Sunday, October 1:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Monday, October 2:  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

No Exceptions.

 

Culinary Divisions (Baked Goods show)

 

- Thursday, September 21:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

NOTE:  all items not picked up by the deadlines will be taken to Must Ministries

JUDGING SCHEDULE

 

Non-perishable Adult Exhibits & Youth Exhibits

 

- Monday, September 18:  10:00 am

 

Baked Goods Show

 

- Thursday, September 21:  10:00 am

 

 

 

The above schedules and the general rules will be strictly ENFORCED in fairness to all Exhibitors and participants.

DISTRIBUTION OF 2017 FAIR PREMIUMS

 

I. YOUTH ENTRIES:  $4.00, $3.00, $2.00

 

II. ADULT ENTRIES:  $5.00, $4.00, $3.00

 

III. QUILT ENTRIES:

 

- Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Premium Prize: 1st - $20.00, 2nd - $15.00, 3rd - $10.00

 

- Class 7, 8, 9 and 10

Premium Prize: 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $4.00, 3rd - $3.00

 

For additional information about non-commercial exhibits call Marilyn Ellis at (770) 436-8514.

1st Flower Show – 2017 Top Awards

 

Thank you to all who entered the flower show this year.  The entries were spectacular and we appreciate the time you took to grow your horticulture, even in the current dry restrictions.  The designs were also spectacular and some of the most creative designs yet.

 

 

1st Flower Show – 2017 Top Awards

 

Horticultural Excellence:

Mark Helbling – Maxia Cucurbita “Pumpkin” 256 lbs

 

Award of Merits:

 Annual-Flowering: Kathy Newman – Cosmos bipinnatus

 Bulbous-Flowering: Faye Byess – Lycoris “Surprise Lily”

 Dahlia: Roy Wilcox – Dahlia “Waterlily”

 Roses: Leah Wickham – Rosa “St. Patrick”

 

Grower’s Choice Award:

Container-Foliage: Jo Ann Dorsey – Epipremnum aureum “Golden Pothos”

 

Arboreal Award:

Shrubs:  Rita Fullick – Aureo macuata

Trees: Sheila Johnson – Cryptomeria Japonica “Yoshino”

 

Intermediate Youth Award:

 S. Elem – Sedum Autumn Joy

High School Youth Award:

 C. King – Phaseolus “Rattlesnake green beans”

 

Olen Morgan Award:

 Larry LeCroy – 13 Blue Ribbons in the Vegetable, Gourds & Oddities

 

North Georgia State Fair Sweepstakes Award:

 Rita Fullick – 22 Total Blue Ribbons

 

1st Flower Show – 2017 Design Awards

 

Designers Choice:

 Section A: Class 3 – Suzanne Field “Country Music”

 Section B: Class 5 – Nancy Jamison “The Multi-colored Lights”

 

Award of Design Excellence:

   Section B: Class 5 – Nancy Jamison “The Multi-colored Lights”

 

Class 1: Round and Round

 1st place: Melanie Tuttle

 2nd place: Karin Guzy

 3rd place: Lisa Byars

 4th place: Susie O’Neal

Class 2: The Whirlygig

 1st place: Joan Jones

 2nd place: Lisa Byars

 3rd place: Faith Iskiyan

 4th place: Dr. John Barnett

Class 3: Country Music

 1st place: Suzanne Field

 2nd place: Helen Grogan

 3rd place: Gerri Holbrook

 4th place: Ann Nealy-Beck

Class 4: The Dunking Booth

 1st place: Maidee Spencer

 2nd place: Johnnie Hadley

 3rd place: Dellis Caden-Noble          4th place: Deanna Slone

Class 5: The Multi-colored Lights

 1st place: Nancy Jamison

 2nd place: Karin Guzy

 3rd place: Janice Knight

 4th place: Pril Buege

Class 6: Corn Dogs & Cotton Cancy

 1st place: Edna McClellan

 2nd place: Jo Ann Dorsey

 3rd place: Julianne Goecke

 4th place: Dr. John Barnett

 

 

COMPANY DAY FLOWER SHOW CRAZY FAIR FOOD BEAUTY PAGEANT CONCERT OVERVIEW NON-COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS CONTACT US

copyright 2016 North Georgia State Fair

SEPTEMBER 21-OCTOBER 1 2017 JIM R MILLER PARK - MARIETTA, GA

North Georgia State Fair:

Through September 1, 2017

ph:  770-423-1330

fx:  770-293-0047

After September 1, 2017

ph:  770-528-8989

fx:  770-528-8993