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Date of Show: August 18-27
Time of Show: Fair hours
Location: State Perishable Building

Information for Competitors

Theme: "95 Reasons to Celebrate Tennessee"

Agricultural Commodity: Year of Hay

Chairman: Rutherford County Master Gardeners

General Rules1. Competition is open to Tennessee Residents Only. Must be over 18 years old.
2. Exhibits will be entered at the State Perishable Building between 2pm and 6:30pm on Wednesday , August 17, 2022. NO ENTRIES AFTER 6:30PM. THOSE IN LINE WILL BE SERVED.
3. Wilson County Residents entering in the State Rose Competition must also be entered in the Wilson County Fair Rose Show in the same Division & Lot (see pg 34)
4. All entries must be identified by exhibitor for class placement. Please label flowers by division, lot and class.
5. Each specimen consists of one bloom to a stem, less side blooms, unless the schedule states a spray which is 2 or more flowers on the same stem.
6. All articles are exhibited at owner’s risk, but reasonable precautions will be taken for protection of items.
7. No person may enter more than one item per lot or subclass.
8. Premiums will be awarded on the decision of the judges.
9. All entries must be free from insects and disease. Diseased entries will be discarded.
10.All entries should be clean and properly prepared for judging on arrival although assistance will be available.
11. Glassware will be provided until stores are exhausted.
12. The Chairman may subdivide any class by color or type.
13. Premiums will be paid on Sun., August 28. All entries will be discarded unless special arrangements have been made with the Chairman.
14. If you need special assistance, on August 16 only, please call the Chairman and make an appointment.

Premiums and Awards
1st - $10 ~ 2nd - $6 ~ 3rd - $4 ~ Superlative - $5

-Queen of the Show (Division I Lots 1-6) - Rosette and vase
-King of the Show (Division II Lots 16-21) - Rosette and vase
-Princess of the Show (Division I Lots 7-14) - Rosette and vase
-Prince of the Show (Division II Lots 22-29) - Rosette and vase
-Blue Ribbon Challenge I - Award to exhibitor in Divisions I and III that wins most blue ribbons - Rosette and vase
-Blue Ribbon Challenge II - JJ Tomlinson Sweepstakes Award - Award to exhibitor in DIvisions II and III that wins most blue ribbons - Rosette and vase
Division I - Exhibitors/Growers with MORE THAN 20 rose bushes
Lot

1. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Red
2. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Pink
3. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, White
4. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
5. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
6. Hybrid Tea/Floribunda Spray, Any Color
7. Miniature/Miniflora, Red
8. Miniature/Miniflora, Pink
9. Miniature/Miniflora, White
10. Miniature/Miniflora, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
11. Miniature/Miniflora, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
12. Miniature/Miniflora, Spray, Any Color
13. Climbers or Ramblers, Any Color
14. Shrub Roses, Any Color
15a. +20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Unique Rose, Any Size, Any Color
15b. +20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Fragrant Rose, Any Size, Any Color
15c. +20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Beautiful Color, Any Size, Any Color
15d. +20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Petals, Any Color
Division II - Exhibitors/Growers with LESS THAN 20 rose bushes
Lot

16. Large Rose, Red
17. Large Rose, Pink
18. Large Rose, White
19. Large Rose, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
20. Large Rose, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
21. Large Rose, Spray, Any Color
22. Small Rose, Red
23. Small Rose, Pink
24. Small Rose, White
25. Small Rose, Any Color (except red, pink, white)
26. Small Rose, Full Blown, stamens must be visible, Any Color
27. Small Rose, Spray, Any Color
28. Climbers or Ramblers, Any Color
29. Shrub Roses, Any Color
30a. -20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Unique Rose, Any Size, Any Color
30b. -20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Fragrant Rose, Any Size, Any Color
30c. -20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Beautiful Color, Any Size, Any Color
30d. -20 Exhibitor's Choice - Superlative: Most Petals, Any Color
Division III - Open to any exhibitor
Lot

31. Fair Theme Rose Arrangement, any color, any size (up to 24" in any direction), only fresh roses and fresh fillers may be used. Roses must make up at least 75% of the arrangement, up to 25% of fillers are allowed. Arrangement must be titled in keeping with the 2022 Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair Theme. Exhibitor supplies the container.
32. Floating Rose Arrangement, any color, any size (up to 18" in any direction), arrangement must be 100% roses, no greenery. Exhibitor supplies the container.
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