General Rules and Information


Classes are open to all residents of Southern Maryland.

Entries will be received on the Monday of Fair Week from 12 noon to 8:00 pm, only.

Judging will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday of Fair Week.  Judges reserve the right to reclassify any entry they feel is improperly classes.  The decision of the judges is final.

Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their best entries.  Exhibitors must be sure all entries are exhibited in top notch condition.  This includes inspecting cut flower and sprays carefully and inspecting container grown plants for cleanliness (including the container), unsightly leaves or stems and insects.

Exhibitors are encouraged to inconspicuously mark personal property with name and address.  The flower department will exercise the utmost care, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits or containers.

In order to expedite the entry process, please arrive prior to 7:00 pm if you have more than 10 entries.  The entry process can also be expedited if exhibitors fill out all entry tags and entry forms before coming to the fairgrounds on entry day.  Entry tags and forms can be picked up at the fairgrounds.

Entries must be removed on the Monday following Fair Week between noon and 8:00 pm.  Entries cannot be removed before that Monday.  Exhibitors who do not claim their entries and premiums that day forfeit any premiums.

Exhibitors may enter only one entry in any class or subdivision of a class, unless otherwise specified.

The Fair Board Flower Committee reserves the right to combine or subdivide classes as to color, species, variety in size if warranted by the number of entries.

Container grown plants and arrangements which received Champion ribbons at last year’s Fair  cannot be entered in this year’s show.

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