Orleans County Fair Container Garden Competition Silent Auction Participants have the option when entering their container gardens to keep them and pick them up at the end of the fair on Sunday or to donate them for a silent auction which will last throughout the fair. Bidding for silent auction items will end at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Silent Auction proceeds will fund future OCF Arts & Crafts events. Silent Auction winners will be responsible for the removal of their winning bids by 4:00 pm on Sunday. http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ Professional growers and greenhouse or garden supply businesses are encouraged to participate with Silent Auction donations and will be allowed to include 8X10 promotional signage and or business brochures with the entry. However, judging competition is not open to professional growers and greenhouse or garden supply businesses. Simon Howden RULES for Entries: 1.) Include a list of all plants used in the container. 2.) All entries should state if the container is more suited for a sunny or shady location. 3.) Container size is entirely up to the participant. If YOU can move it and position it in a designated spot in Floral Hall without the use of a forklift you are welcome to enter it. 4.) Container MUST be planted and grown by the registered entrant. 5.) Optional: NOT required, just for fun; include photos of your container garden as it develops throughout the growing season. Categories to be judged: 1.) Floral; these entries will be judged on best use of color and plant combinations. 2.) Vegetable; to be judged on best yield potential and creative use of space. 3.) Herb; to be judged on best variety for cooking potential. Special Ribbons awarded for: 1.) Most Unique Container. 2.) Most Vigorous & Healthy Plants. 3.) Judges Favorite for Best Overall Presentation.
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