Nature Made Exhibits

General Information ………………………………………………..pg. 2 Floriculture …………..………………………………………………pg. 6 Floriculture Entry Forms .…………………………………………...pg. 14 Garden & Farm Crops ………………………………………………pg. 16 Garden & Farm Crops Entry Forms ………………………………..pg. 28

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General Information
ADMISSIONS
1. Adult exhibitors may purchase an Exhibitor’s Pass for $25, good for 10 admissions and/or a vehicle for Fair week. 2. Youth exhibitors may purchase an Exhibitor’s Pass for $20, good for 10 admissions—no vehicle. 3. Single Gate Admission: $2 discount coupon available in advance from day sponsors (list at montanastatefair.com) Adults .................................. $7 Seniors 60+ ......................... $5 Teens 13-18 ........................ $4 Youth 6-12 .......................... $2 Kids 5 & under ................ FREE M-F Lunch 11-2 ................... $4 (no discounts)

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VEHICLE PARKING
Single vehicle daily .................... $5 Family Fun Pass ....................... $40
(10 punch pass, for admissions or parking)

A,B,C Exhibitor Hangtags......... $20 6.

JOURNALISTS/PRESS
Members of the working press are most cordially invited to attend Montana State Fair. Press badges are required; contact Kim Lander (406-727-8900) PRIOR TO JULY 15 for issuance. Presentation of verifying identification at gate will permit admission. All press must report to the Administration Office upon arrival.

CAMPING, PARKING, TRAFFIC
Campsite permits are issued with first choice to full week paid requests, and then on a first come basis to space available. Submit request with $50 deposit to: Montana State Fair/Campsite Request, 400 3rd St. NW, Great Falls, MT, 59404, or call 406-727-8900. These spaces are limited and need to be reserved well in advance. 1. Weekly RV rates are: No hook-up ...................... $100 Electric .............................. $150 Full .................................... $200 Livestock Exhibitors Only (1/2 week): No hook-up ........................ $65 Electric ................................ $85 2. Three types of overnight camping are available, except during Fair week:

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a) Full Service Campground: $35/night with sewer, water & electrical hook-ups b) Partial Service Campground: $30/night, electrical hook-ups only c) No Service Campground: $25/night, selfcontained trailers with no hook-ups Stickers will be assigned to each parking type reserved. These stickers must be prominently displayed on trailer or motor home at all times. Trailers or motor homes without stickers are subject to towing. No unauthorized plug-ins or camper plug-ins to the barns or buildings are permitted. Campground spaces are 15’x40’. If more space is needed another spot must be rented. The towing vehicle is allowed parking on the designated camper space only. Parking of vehicles anywhere other than the assigned space is prohibited and violating vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. All campground users must keep their space litter free and in a sanitary condition. Rowdiness, profanity or vandalism will not be tolerated. Fair management reserves the right to dismiss any offender immediately for reasons satisfactory to itself, without refund. All vehicles operated on the grounds must have an official permit unless parked in General Admission Parking. All vehicles must be operated safely, quietly, and obey all traffic and parking regulations. Speed limit for all vehicles on the grounds is 15 mph. Vehicles violating parking rules will be towed at owner’s expense. Drivers and/or vehicles committing moving violations are subject to fine and dismissal from the grounds. Small motor vehicles such as motorcycles, 3 or 4 wheelers, etc. are not allowed on the grounds without express written consent from Fair manager. Will at all times strictly obey all traffic regulations and be operated safely and quietly. Fair manager reserves the right to refuse or revoke this privilege to any or all such vehicles.

FACILITY POLICY
1. All exhibit buildings, barns and the Four Seasons Arena are SMOKE FREE. 2. NO DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED. 3. Under no circumstances will any person or firm be allowed to place any advertising matter upon buildings, trees, or any place on the grounds, nor will it be permitted to distribute any advertising or sell articles outside the space assigned. No political

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advertising, petition solicitors, subscription or sheet writers. 4. Compliments, complaints or recommendations: Management welcomes all to attend Montana State Fair and welcomes your comments. Visitors are requested to report any inhospitality expressed from an employee, exhibitor, vendor or concessionaire. Comments may be filed at the Administration Building and are best served if done promptly before the Fair ends. Your comments on events, displays and activities enable us to make positive changes and to improve Montana State Fair.

LIABILITY & INTERPRETATIONS
1. Montana State Fair, Cascade County, or employees, agents or board members thereof will assume no liability for injury, loss or damages sustained by person, property or livestock of any exhibitor, concessionaire or spectator. Every animal and article upon the grounds shall be under the control of Fair Management. Nor will the above-listed be responsible for the loss or damage of any article on route to or from the Fair; after or before it is at the Fair; nor will it be held responsible for the safe return of any exhibit to it’s owner, although due care and caution will be exercised to prevent all loss or damage. 2. Montana State Fair Management reserves the right to interpret all rules and regulations and to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto, arising out of and not covered by them. 3. Any person who violates any published rule in each department will forfeit all privileges and premiums and may be subject to penalty as ordered by the Montana State Fair Advisory Board. 4. In the event of conflict between General Rules and Department Rules & Regulations, the latter will govern, subject to interpretation by management.

MAIL FACILITIES
Exhibitors and others may have their mail and/or entry forms and entries addressed to Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St. NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Emergency messages may be delivered by contacting the Emergency Dispatch 911, Sheriff’s Dispatch at 406-454-6848, Great Falls City Police at 406-771-1180 or Administration Office at 406727-8900.

EXHIBIT DEPARTMENT ENTRIES
General Rules—Static & Livestock

1. Livestock exhibitors will need to purchase admission passes. See Admissions section. Exhibitors in static departments may purchase admission passes if desired. 2. Exhibitor parking areas will be provided. Parking of vehicles, trailers, and campers to be in the respective designated areas only. See rules in CAMPING, PARKING, TRAFFIC section. No unauthorized plug-ins or camper plug-ins to the barns is permitted. Permits are required. Purchase permits at the Administration Office. 3. All applications for entries will be made on appropriate entry forms. Entry forms can be downloaded at the website: montanastatefair.com. Request additional forms by phone at 406-727-8900 or at the Administration Office. No entries will be accepted by phone. Entries will not be considered complete until all applicable fees have been paid. 4. Consult Department schedules for entry form deadlines. Pre-entry will facilitate exhibition and is required in most static and ALL LIVESTOCK departments. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of management on a case by case basis. Late fees may be imposed. 5. Any entry, which may have been inadvertently or erroneously entered in the wrong class or division, may at the discretion of the Department Superintendent or Judge be transferred to the appropriate class prior to judging. 6. Where there is no listed classification for an entry, an article may be entered for display purposes only. However, no premium will be paid to articles so marked. 7. Management reserves the right to reject unworthy entries of any nature by refusing them exhibit space. 8. Any entry offered or exposed for sale during the Fair must be entered and exhibited in its respective class. 9. Should an individual enter either an animal or article in the name other than that of the bonafide owner, or attempt to perpetrate a fraud by misrepresentation of any fact, the entry thus made must be removed from exhibition and all fees paid will be forfeited. 10. Exhibitors will cooperate at all times to conduct the best possible Fair. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and the offending exhibitor will forfeit all fees paid or premiums due and may be immediately dismissed from the grounds.

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11. Articles to be exhibited may be mailed to the Administration Office. Entry forms must be completely filled out and enclosed with the article. All transportation charges must be pre-paid; otherwise, the exhibit will be refused. If articles are to be returned by parcel post or UPS, include complete instructions and stamps, cash or check made payable to Montana State Fair to cover all costs of transportation and insurance as requested. A statement as to the value of the articles packaged will be helpful. 12. Montana State Fair offers special contests. Participants must comply with specific rules stated per contest. Judging (all departments) 1. Every effort is expended to provide competent judges. No exhibitor or spectator will be allowed to interfere with a judge in the performance of his/her duties. 2. Exhibitors must arrange for the prompt showing of all exhibits at the call of the judge. At the judge’s discretion, any exhibitor not present promptly when called may be disqualified. 3. Judges should not award a prize to an unworthy exhibit. Premiums may not be awarded to undeserving exhibits whether there is competition or not. 4. Objection to any person serving as a judge must be submitted to Fair Management in writing prior to his making an award; giving good and sufficient reason therefore, and upon which Management shall have the full power to act. See Protests. 5. The decision of the judge shall be final and no appeal will be considered except in cases of formal protest. Protests (all departments) All formal protests must be submitted in writing, be signed, and be accompanied by $50 cash or certified check (refundable if protest is sustained). The protest must plainly state the cause of the complaint or appeal and must be delivered to the Superintendent immediately after the occasion for the protest. A protest pertaining to eligibility is most suitable when submitted prior to judging. Judging procedures will not be interrupted for protest investigation. Depending on the basis of the protest, interested parties may be notified and given the opportunity to submit evidence. A decision may be withheld until a complete

investigation can be made. No complaint or appeal that a judge overlooked an entry will be considered. Premiums (all departments) 1. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. 2. Premium checks for most departments will be available during the Fair at the State Fair Bank located on the Midway. Please check with the Superintendent of the individual departments on dates of availability. Premium checks not presented for payment within 90 days from date of issuance will be canceled from payment. 3. Fair Management does not guarantee the payment of Special Premiums offered in the premium list by merchants and/or private parties. These special prizes are secured by Fair Management with a promissory note signed by the donor and are accepted by Management in good faith and must be contested for under these conditions. 4. No animal shall compete for or receive more than one premium except in champion classes, group classes or performance classes. 5. Where there is but one exhibitor with more than one entry in a single class, premiums will be paid to first place only. Refund Policy (all departments) 1. Classes canceled by Fair Management will be refunded. 2. Should an exhibitor need to cancel, fees may be refunded if: a. The exhibitor notified Management of the need to cancel at least 48 hours before the exhibit is to be in place or stalled. b. The exhibitor provides a signed medical or veterinary excuse within 10 days of the Fair. 3. Refunds will be determined by Management, on a case by case basis, after reviewing appropriate documentation. 4. Refunds for overpayment of fees will be made as expediently as possible after the Fair. No refunds will be made for amounts of $5 or less.

SUPERINTENDENTS
Job Description Pre-Fair: 1. Each superintendent will have charge of the department assigned, subject to the direction of the General Manager. Superintendents shall meet with the General Manager when requested to do so.

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2. Each superintendent will edit and revise their department for the Exhibitor’s Handbook and submit these revisions to Montana State Fair by January 15 of fair year. 3. Each Superintendent will submit ribbon and trophy requests, supply office requests and supply work requests involving Maintenance by deadlines listed at the Superintendent meetings. Job Description During Fair: 4. Superintendents will have charge of stall or display spaces within that department. Exhibit display and arrangement of stalls and spaces may be done only with consent and supervision of Superintendent. 5. Superintendent is responsible for setting schedules within the department for employees and volunteers greeting the public and protecting the exhibits. 6. Superintendent and their staff will organize exhibits for judging. 7. It shall be the duty of each superintendent to inform judges of regulations governing awards, urging them to carefully read prior to judging. 8. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure that judge worksheets are accurate and

contain all required information. Completed worksheets must be signed by judge and Superintendent (or designee) during or immediately after judging. 9. Original judge worksheets must be returned to the Entry Office ASAP following judging. 10. It is understood that Superintendents may not submit entries to the department which they lead. Job Description Post-Fair 11. Superintendents will return unused supplies and their ribbon inventories to the Entry Office. 12. Superintendents will oversee the removal of exhibits that were not picked up from their Department to the Entry Office. Every effort should be made to contact the exhibitors involved for them to pick up their items. 13. Every Superintendent shall submit a written statement of their work, including budget considerations, physical improvements, and recommendations for the betterment of the Department and the Fair

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Floriculture
Dept. FL
Anna Rosteck, Superintendent Phone: 406-264-5412 Email: annamt@hotmail.com Bob Rosteck, Assistant Superintendent Phone: 406-453-9050 Email: jobobpathfinder@bresnan.net FLORICULTURE MISSION STATEMENT: The Flower Show encourages the growing and enjoyment of flowers by both novice and seasoned gardeners, by exhibitors and general public alike. It is our intent to educate by displaying an extensive variety of flower types and by having open displays allowing all to see and smell. To encourage high standards of judging at all times with qualified judges willing to communicate their expertise with all in attendance. To promote the creative use of flowers in artistic arrangements. To provide an attractive, comfortable place for fairgoers to relax and enjoy. To encourage new exhibitors with a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff.

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Entries will be welcomed from members of garden clubs and the general public. Please note there are four different entry dates for competitive materials to be received. Please make sure of the correct date for your material. Entries for display will be welcome at any time during the week.

General Rules
a. COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS ARE DUE BY JULY 9. Management understands that it is not possible to know which flowers will be ready to show so far in advance of judging. However, it is faster to delete entries than to add them. b. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. c. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. d. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. e. Each exhibitor may purchase one $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one free exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). f. Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Be sure to include the appropriate division number in the class code (see sample entries). g. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. h. Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by

PREMIUMS: $3630 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS JUDGES: tba (All activities listed will be in the Atrium)
Friday, July 8 5 pm Entry forms due for pre-entries SEE GENERAL RULE H

Friday, July 29 1-9 pm Division 1 & 1A entries accepted Saturday, July 30 9 am Show 1, Division 1 & 1A Judging Sunday, July 31 3-9 pm Division 2 entries accepted Monday, August 1 11 am Show 2, Division 2 Judging Tuesday, August 2 3-9 pm Division 3 entries accepted Wednesday, August 3 9 am Show 3, Division 3 Judging Thursday, August 4 3-9 pm Division 4 entries accepted Friday, August 5 11 am Show 4, Division 4 Judging Sunday, August 7 10 am-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. Exhibitors not pre-entered should deliver exhibits by 7 pm on entry days. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. Exhibitors are limited to ONE ENTRY PER CLASS unless otherwise specified. Vases will be provided for all entries. No entries will be allowed to compete if displayed in tin cans or milk bottles. Table space will be made available in the Fine Arts Building for those wishing to make flower arrangements before entries close. Entries may be brought in at the gate near the Fine Arts Building between 3 pm and 9 pm on the various nights entries are due. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved for floral exhibitors outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building, between the Fine Arts and Photography Departments. A cart will be available for use by floral exhibitors. Horticulture exhibits cannot be replaced with fresh flowers until judging has been completed. Judges are instructed to award prizes on individual merit. Absence of competition will not be accepted as justification for awarding a high prize to an exhibit of medium or inferior quality. After exhibits are arranged they shall be under the exclusive charge of the superintendent and no one shall touch or remove them except with consent. Superintendent shall have the right to remove from the hall at anytime any exhibits or parts of exhibits which have become unsightly. Same exhibit cannot be shown in individual and collective exhibits. Exhibits including noxious weeds will be removed. Please ask when entering if in doubt.

CHAMPION PLANTER-sponsored by Kranz Flowers & Gifts, 1305 3rd Ave. S. Great Falls JUNIOR CHAMPION BLOOM-Chosen by judge from all junior flower entries; sponsored by Bundi Gardens, 4400 10th Ave. N. Great Falls CHAMPION BLOOM OF SHOW-Chosen by judge from all flowers entered; sponsored by Herman’s Flowers, 1426 14th St. SW, Great Falls CHAMPION DAISY OF SHOW-sponsored by Flower Farm, 1500 5th Ave. SW, Great Falls CHAMPION LILY OF SHOW-sponsored by Forde Nursery, 2025 2nd Ave. NW, Great Falls CHAMPION ROSE OF SHOW-sponsored by Electric City Conservatory, 1415 5th Ave. N., Great Falls CHAMPION SPIKE OF SHOW-sponsored by Tilleraas Landscaping, 100 32nd St. SW, Great Falls

GRAND CHAMPION AWARDS
Cash prizes and rosette CHAMPION ZINNIA OF SHOW-sponsored by Helen Simon, Patty Groves and family in memory of Dan Simon CHAMPION ARRANGEMENT-chosen by judges from all designs entered-sponsored by Rainbow Garden Club JUNIOR CHAMPION ARRANGEMENT-sponsored by Rainbow Garden Club

EXHIBITOR TIPS!
Exhibits are judged on the following basis: size25%; stem and foliage-10%; color-25%; quality of material-40%. Cutting and hardening of plant material: If plant material is to hold up through the exhibition period, it must be cut no later than the day before it is to be exhibited. Cutting should be done about 4 pm, since at that time there is the greatest amount of sugar in the leaves, and as soon as the flowers are plunged in water, they take up enough to overcome any apparent temporary wilting. Plunging stems in water at 110 degrees F is usually best, then set in a cool room out of any draft and let the water cool to room temperature. This enables to the flowers to regain their turgidity and last much longer. Cut stems cleanly at an angle with a sharp knife and place at once in deep water. Flowers should be kept in deep water 8-12 hours or overnight. All foliage that is below the waterline should be removed. Foliage to be used in arrangements, such as hosta, vegetable leaves, canna, peony, etc. should be immersed in water overnight. Foliage should be clean;

Special Awards
GRAND CHAMPION AWARDS Gift certificate and rosette
CHAMPION HOUSE PLANT-Chosen by the judge from all house plants and all combination planters (indoor or outdoor) entered- sponsored by Kranz Flowers & Gifts, 1305 3rd Ave. S. Great Falls

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any broken, diseased or disfigured foliage or petals should be removed. Flowers or branches with wood stems, such as Phlox, Stocks, Chrysanthemums, etc. should be split, crushed or pounded before being placed in deep water. Dahlias should be picked at daybreak with long stem, placed first in cold water and then in hot water and placed in a dark, cool place during the day. An exhibitor should pay close attention to grooming all exhibits by removing all dirt, spray residue, and dead leaves and blooms. No plant shine should be used on foliage or blooms. A few definitions to help exhibitors: Bloom ........ Individual flower, a solitary flower on one stem Spray ......... Portions of plants with a number of flowers on one stem Spike .......... A flower structure with flowers stemless on a common lengthy stalk

as the selection and harmony of the container (how well the container suits the plant or plants). 6. No plant shine should be used. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 FOLIAGE PLANTS A single plant in its container FL-1A-1 Ivy FL-1A-2 Ferns FL-1A-3 Succulents and cacti FL-1A-4 Any other FOLIAGE PLANTS WITH FLOWERS A single plant in its container FL-1A-5 Violets-single crown FL-1A-6 Violets-double crown FL-1A-7 Violets-miniature FL-1A-8 Any other, indoor HANGING PLANTS A single plant in its container (hanging) FL-1A-9 Ivy FL-1A-10 Ferns FL-1A-11 Philodendron and pothos FL-1A-12 Flowering plant, indoor FL-1A-13 Flowering plant, outdoor FL-1A-14 Any other DISH GARDENS FL-1A-15 A collection of plants growing in an open container TERRARIUMS FL-1A-16

Divisions/Classes
DIVISIONS: 1A HOUSEPLANTS 1 FLORICULTURE 2 ARTISTIC DESIGNS 3 FLORICULTURE 4 ARTISTIC DESIGNS (SHOW 1) (SHOW 1) (SHOW 2) (SHOW 3) (SHOW 4)

DIVISION 1A: HOUSEPLANTS (SHOW 1) REGULATIONS: 1. The gate in front of the Fine Arts Building will be open for exhibitors to bring in their floriculture entries. Exhibitors are encouraged to unload their entries prior to 4pm, after which time the parking in front of the building along the fence will be prohibited. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building between the Fine Arts and Photography departments. A cart will be available for floral exhibitors. 2. Division 1 classes are eligible for judging in Show 1 only. 3. All entries must include class code. Use separate form for each show. 4. Judging is open to the public and exhibitors are encouraged to attend this highly educational session. 5. In all classes, judging will be done on the basis of the condition and appearance of the plants, as well

A collection of plants growing in a closed container, or a container open at the top

CONTAINER GARDEN-PLANTERS FL-1A-17 A collection of growing, blooming patio plants (ex. petunias, geraniums, etc.) in a single container FL-1A-18 A collection of fruit or vegetable producing plants in a single container FL-1A-19 A single outdoor plant in its container, blooming FL-1A-20 A single outdoor plant in its container, fruit or vegetable DIVISION 1: FLORICULTURE (SHOW 1) REGULATIONS: 1. The gate in front of the Fine Arts Building will be open for exhibitors to bring in their floriculture

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entries. Exhibitors are encouraged to unload their entries prior to 4pm, after which time the parking in front of the building along the fence will be prohibited. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building between the Fine Arts and Photography departments. A cart will be available for floral exhibitors. 2. Judging is open to the public and exhibitors are encouraged to attend this highly educational session. 3. All flowers in these entries must be grown by exhibitor. Stem count must be correct. Foliage should be shown as much as possible with the exhibit, but NO FOLIAGE SHOULD BE UNDER WATER. Please name varieties whenever possible. No plant shine should be used on blooms or foliage. 4. All entries must include class code. Use separate form for each show.

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Yellow Orange Salmon Pink Red Rose Lavender Violet Smokies

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE

DESCRIPTION

FL-_(1)_-52 Reflex (Show 1) (fill in division number in blank space)
***Class numbers are the same for both Division 1 (Show 1) and Division 3 (Show 3)*** ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 DAISIES Three stems disbudded with some foliage FL- ___ -1 Gloriosa, double, bi-color FL- ___ -2 Gloriosa, double, solid color FL- ___ -3 Gloriosa, single, bi-color FL- ___ -4 Gloriosa, single, solid color FL- ___ -5 Shasta, fully double FL- ___ -6 Shasta, single FL- ___ -7 Gaillardia, solid color FL- ___ -8 Gaillardia, bi-color FL- ___ -9 Any other GLADIOLUS One spike, with side shoots removed; each displayed separately; dead flowers removed. Flower size of 3.5” or more (Correct proportion is 1/3 stem, 1/3 flowers, 1/3 buds). Color determined by the color of the back of the petals. Spent blossoms should be groomed off. FL- ___ -15 White FL- ___ -16 Green

MINIATURE GLADIOLUS One spike, with side shoots removed; each displayed separately; dead flowers removed. Flower size of 3.5” or more (Correct proportion is 1/3 stem, 1/3 flowers, 1/3 buds). Color determined by the color of the back of the petals. Spent blossoms should be groomed off. FL- ___ -30 White FL- ___ -31 Green FL- ___ -32 Yellow FL- ___ -33 Orange FL- ___ -34 Salmon FL- ___ -35 Pink FL- ___ -36 Red FL- ___ -37 Rose FL- ___ -38 Lavender FL- ___ -39 Violet FL- ___ -40 Smokies LILIES One stalk. FL- ___ -50 FL- ___ -51 FL- ___ -52 FL- ___ -53 FL- ___ -54 DAY LILIES One stalk. FL- ___ -60 FL- ___ -61 FL- ___ -62 FL- ___ -63 FL- ___ -64 FL- ___ -65 FL- ___ -66 PETUNIAS FL- ___ -75 FL- ___ -76

Trumpet (funnel flowers) Upright-Asiatic Reflex (recurved flowers) Bowl Upright-Oriental

Lemon Yellow Orange Pink Melon-apricot Darks Gold Any other color not listed

Double, 3 blooms, same color Double, 3 stems, same color, with foliage FL- ___ -77 Single, 3 blooms, same color FL- ___ -78 Single, 3 stems, same color, with foliage

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FL- ___ -79 Giant, ruffled or fringed, 3 stems, with foliage

HYBRID TEA ROSES One stem with foliage attached. Flower should be at least half open at time of judging. Disbudded. FL- ___ -84 Lavender FL- ___ -85 Red FL- ___ -86 Pink FL- ___ -87 Yellow FL- ___ -88 Orange FL- ___ -89 White FL- ___ -90 Any other color not listed SPECIAL ROSES FL- ___ -95 FL- ___ -96 FL- ___ -97 FL- ___ -98

FL- ___ -122 Dark pink or rose FL- ___ -123 Red or scarlet FL- ___ -124 Lavender or violet FL- ___ -125 White FL- ___ -126 Bicolor SMALL ZINNIAS One flower, under 2”, disbudded with foliage. Each displayed separately. FL- ___ -130 Yellow or orange FL- ___ -131 Pink shade FL- ___ -132 Dark pink or rose FL- ___ -133 Red or scarlet FL- ___ -134 Lavender or violet FL- ___ -135 White FL- ___ -136 Bicolor ZINNIAS COLLECTION Three stems displayed together. FL- ___ -140 Large Zinnias-over 4” blooms, single color FL- ___ -141 Large Zinnias-over 4” blooms, mixed color FL- ___ -142 Medium Zinnias-2-4” blooms, single color FL- ___ -143 Medium Zinnias-2-4” blooms, mixed color FL- ___ -144 Small Zinnias-under 2” blooms, single color FL- ___ -145 Small Zinnias-under 2” blooms, mixed color FL- ___ -146 Cactus or Feathered Zinnias, single color FL- ___ -147 Cactus or Feathered Zinnias, mixed color DAHLIAS One stem, disbudded with foliage (1 set of true leaves) attached. FL- ___ -150 Giant flower, over 8”, formal or informal decorative FL- ___ -151 Giant flower, over 8”, semi-cactus or cactus FL- ___ -152 Large flower, 6-8”, formal or informal decorative FL- ___ -153 Large flower, 6-8”, semi-cactus or cactus FL- ___ -154 Medium flower, 4-6”, formal or informal decorative FL- ___ -155 Medium flower, 4-6”, semi-cactus or cactus FL- ___ -156 Miniature flower, 2-4”, formal or informal decorative

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FL- ___ -100 FL- ___ -101 FL- ___ -102

Floribunda, one stem with foliage, do not disbud Grandiflora, one stem with foliage Rose, named with foliage (attach name) Group of three roses: a bud showing color, one half open, one full open with foliage; all same color, 3 separate stems Rose Bowl-one rose blossom displayed in a bowl with foliage included but not attached. May use own bowl. Clear water only, no artificial materials Miniature rose, one stem with foliage attached, disbudded Miniature rose, one spray with foliage attached, do not disbud Old Garden rose, one stem with foliage

GIANT ZINNIAS One flower, over 4”, disbudded with foliage. displayed separately. FL- ___ -110 Yellow or orange FL- ___ -111 Pink shade FL- ___ -112 Dark pink or rose FL- ___ -113 Red or scarlet FL- ___ -114 Lavender or violet FL- ___ -115 White FL- ___ -116 Bicolor MEDIUM ZINNIAS One flower, 2-4”, disbudded with foliage. displayed separately. FL- ___ -120 Yellow or orange FL- ___ -121 Pink shade

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Miniature flower, 2-4”, semi-cactus or cactus Ball, over 3 ½” Ball, 2-3 ½” Pompon, under 2” Collarette, single or orchid Seedling (annual)

FL- ___ -193 FL- ___ -194

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Sweet Peas, annual, 6 stems, mixed colors Sweet Peas, collection of 5 stems each variety, same color, displayed separately, number 25%, quality 75% Sweet William, 3 stems Verbina, 3 stems Any annual flower not listed herein. Please name when possible. Class may be divided if judge so warrants. Exhibitor may enter more than one in this class if each entry is different. Any perennial flower not listed herein. Please name when possible. Class may be divided if judge so warrants. Exhibitor may enter more than one in this class if each entry is different.

MISCELLANEOUS Collections should be uniform in color and size. FL- ___ -165 Asters, double, 3 stems FL- ___ -166 Begonia, one flower, double tuberous, detach female flowers FL- ___ -167 Calendulas, yellow, 3 stems, disbudded FL- ___ -168 Calendulas, orange, 3 stems, disbudded FL- ___ -169 Carnation, 3 stems with foliage FL- ___ -170 Cosmos, 2 sprays FL- ___ -171 Delphiniums, 1 stem, all side shoots removed FL- ___ -172 Dianthus, 3 stems with foliage FL- ___ -173 Geranium, 1 bloom, stem, no foliage FL- ___ -174 Geranium, Martha Washington, 1 bloom, stem, no foliage FL- ___ -175 Helianthus (variety of sunflower), 3 stems FL- ___ -176 Larkspur, annual, 6 stems, all flowers FL- ___ -177 Marigolds, large flowers, over 3”, 3 stems FL- ___ -178 Marigolds, medium flowers, 2-3”, 3 stems FL- ___ -179 Marigolds, small single flowers, under 2”, 6 stems, same color FL- ___ -180 Marigolds, small double flowers, under 2”, 6 stems, same color FL- ___ -181 Nasturtiums, 3 stems FL- ___ -182 Pansies, 3 flowers, under 1”, without foliage FL- ___ -183 Pansies, giant, 3 flowers, over 1”, without foliage FL- ___ -184 Violas, 3 flowers, under 1”, without foliage FL- ___ -185 Phlox, annual, 3 stems, all flowers FL- ___ -186 Phlox, perennial, 1 stem with foliage FL- ___ -187 Snapdragons, 1 color, 3 spikes FL- ___ -188 Snapdragons, mixed colors, 5 spikes FL- ___ -189 Stocks, 3 stalks FL- ___ -190 Sunflowers, 3 stems FL- ___ -191 Sweet Peas, perennial, 6 stems, all flowers same color FL- ___ -192 Sweet Peas, annual, 6 stems, all flowers same color

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JUNIOR CLASS HORTICULTURE Open to all junior exhibitors age 18 and under. Entries must be grown by exhibitor. FL- ___ -200 Geranium, 1 single bloom, stem, no foliage FL- ___ -201 Marigolds, giants, flowers over 2”, 3 stems FL- ___ -202 Marigolds, small, flowers under 2”, 3 stems, same color FL- ___ -203 Petunias, single, 3 blooms FL- ___ -204 Petunias, double, 3 blooms FL- ___ -205 Pansies, 3 stems without foliage FL- ___ -206 Any other, 3 stem display of same flower DIVISION 2: ARTISTIC DESIGNS (SHOW 1) REGULATIONS: 1. The gate in front of the Fine Arts Building will be open for exhibitors to bring in their floriculture entries. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building between the Fine Arts and Photography departments. A cart will be available for floral exhibitors. 2. Judging is open to the public and exhibitors are encouraged to attend this highly educational session. 3. Flowers used in designs need not be grown by the exhibitor. Fresh plant material must be used in all classes unless otherwise stated. Dried materials permissible in all lots as line material. 4. Accessories permitted in all classes. No artificial flowers permitted and no fresh food in

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arrangements or as props. Fruits and vegetables allowed. 5. Greens should remain their natural color and do not have to be sprayed to match a monochromatic color scheme. 6. No noxious weeds permitted. 7. Novice classes are designed for beginning flower arrangers and/or exhibitors that have won less than 6 blue ribbons in this division. These classes will not be policed but will count on the exhibitor’s own integrity to move into the open classes when they have exceeded these class requirements. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 ARTISTIC DESIGN—Open In all categories, designer’s interpretation using appropriate containers and/or accessories FL-2-1 “Something to Squawk About”-designer’s interpretation of State Fair 2011 theme FL-2-2 “Big Sky Vistas”-design using natural grasses and wildflowers (informal flowers) FL-2-3 “Set in Stone”-design featuring rocks FL-2-4 “Get Me to the Church on Time”arrangement for a wedding FL-2-5 “Giving Thanks”-design combining fruits and/or vegetables with fresh flowers FL-2-6 “Giant Springs”-design featuring open water FL-2-7 “Rodeo”-design celebrating the cowboy/cowgirl FL-2-8 “Novice Rodeo”-design celebrating the cowboy/cowgirl FL-2-9 “The Good Life”-themed design for favorite pastime FL-2-10 “Name the Book”-design that interprets the title of a book FL-2-11 “Novice Name the Book”-design tht interprets the title of a book FL-2-12 “Stargazing”-vertical design FL-2-13 “Prospecting for Gold”-design using color scheme of yellow, gold, and orange FL-2-14 “Gates of the Mountains”-parallel-style design (single container) JUNIOR ARTISTIC DESIGN YOUTH CLASS (Exhibitors 12-18 years of age) ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 FL-2-15 “Fairytale”-designer’s choice FL-2-16 “Campfire Tales”-designer’s choice FL-2-17 “Discovery”-designer’s choice

YOUTH CLASS (Exhibitors under 12 years of age) ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 FL-2-18 “Fairytale”-designer’s choice FL-2-19 “Campfire Tales”-designer’s choice FL-2-20 “Discovery”-designer’s choice

DIVISION 3: FLORICULTURE (SHOW 3) REGULATIONS: 1. The gate in front of the Fine Arts Building will be open for exhibitors to bring in their floriculture entries. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building between the Fine Arts and Photography departments. A cart will be available for floral exhibitors. 2. Judging is open to the public and exhibitors are encouraged to attend this highly educational session. 3. All flowers in these entries must be grown by exhibitor. Stem count must be correct. Foliage should be shown as much as possible with the exhibit, but NO FOLIAGE SHOULD BE UNDER WATER. Please name varieties whenever possible. No plant shine should be used on blooms or foliage. 4. All entries must include class code. Use separate form for each show. 5. Class numbers the same for both Division 1 (Show 1) and Division 3 (Show 3). See class listings under Division 1. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 DIVISION 4: ARTISTIC DESIGNS (SHOW 4) REGULATIONS: 1. The gate in front of the Fine Arts Building will be open for exhibitors to bring in their floriculture entries. For easier access to the building, there will be an area reserved outside the back door of the Fine Arts Building between the Fine Arts and Photography departments. A cart will be available for floral exhibitors. 2. Judging is open to the public and exhibitors are encouraged to attend this highly educational session. 3. Flowers used in designs need not be grown by the exhibitor. Fresh plant material must be used in all classes unless otherwise stated. Dried materials permissible in all lots as line material. 4. Accessories permitted in all classes. No artificial flowers permitted and no fresh food in

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arrangements or as props. Fruits and vegetables allowed. 5. Greens should remain their natural color and do not have to be sprayed to match a monochromatic color scheme. 6. No noxious weeds permitted. 7. Novice classes are designed for beginning flower arrangers and/or exhibitors that have won less than 6 blue ribbons in this division. These classes will not be policed but will count on the exhibitor’s own integrity to move into the open classes when they have exceeded these class requirements. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 ARTISTIC DESIGN—Open In all categories, designer’s interpretation using appropriate containers and/or accessories FL-4-1 “Serendipity”-interpretive design showing imaginative use of color and materials FL-4-2 “Children’s Hour”-design incorporating favorite toy or game FL-4-3 “Novice Children’s Hour”-design incorporating favorite toy or game FL-4-4 “Sodbusters”-arrangement in crockery or china container FL-4-5 “Reflections”-design incorporating one or more mirrors FL-4-6 “Best Friends”-parallel design (in single container) FL-4-7 “Fishing the Missouri”-designer’s choice

FL-4-8 FL-4-9 FL-4-10 FL-4-11 FL-4-12 FL-4-13 FL-4-14

“Chinooks-Winds of Change”-design choice must portray motion “Madame Butterfly”-oriental-style design “Down on the Farm”-design using piece of farm machinery as container or accessory “Precious Gems”-miniature design not to exceed 5” in any dimension “Garden Party”-designer’s choice “Novice Garden Party”-designer’s choice “Memorial”-design to celebrate an individual

JUNIOR ARTISTIC DESIGN YOUTH CLASS (Exhibitors 12-18 years of age) ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 FL-4-15 “Toyland”-design featuring favorite toy or game FL-4-16 “Think Green”-designer’s choice FL-4-17 “Make Believe”-whimsical animal created of assorted plant material, fruits and/or vegetables YOUTH CLASS (Exhibitors under 12 years of age) ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 FL-4-18 “Toyland”-design featuring favorite toy or game FL-4-19 “Think Green”-designer’s choice FL-4-20 “Make Believe”-whimsical animal created of assorted plant material, fruits and/or vegetables

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature ___________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code __________ Social Security Number______________ 15 | P a g e

Garden & Farm Crops
Dept. GF

Patty Howse, Superintendent Phone: 406-452-1455

GARDEN & FARM CROPS MISSION STATEMENT: To be knowledgeable and helpful to our exhibitors in the growing of their product and their exhibits. To maintain excellence and strive to make the best better. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Billee Williams ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Shirley Agnes Wermling PREMIUMS: $3000 JUDGES: FARM CROPS: Milford Wearly, Choteau, MT GARDENING SHOW 1: Luana Maxwell, Gt .Falls, MT GARDENING SHOW 2: Luana Maxwell, Gt. Falls, MT JUDGING: Open to the public (see schedule) 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Harvest Building)

Tuesday, August 2 Noon Mr. Potato Head Contest 2 pm Mr. Potato Head Judging Wednesday, August 3 11 am-8 pm Gardening Show 2: Entries accepted Thursday, August 4 9 am Gardening Show 2: Judging Noon-8 pm Ole Cow Lick Contest entries accepted Saturday, August 6 12:30 pm Demonstration: TBD 1 pm Special Awards Ceremony Demonstration: TBD 4 pm Cherry Seed Spitting Signup & Contest 5 pm Cherry Seed Spitting Contest Finals Sunday, August 7 10-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

Friday, July 8 5 pm

Entry forms due for pre-entries SEE GENERAL RULE G Wednesday, July 27 9 am-5 pm Farm Crops entries accepted Thursday, July 28 9 am Farm Crops Judging Friday, July 29 10 am-8 pm Gardening Show 1: Entries accepted Saturday, July 30 9 am Gardening Show 1: Judging Sunday, July 31 1 pm “Veggie 500” Races 3 pm “Veggie 500” Races 5 pm “Veggie 500” Races Monday, August 1 1 pm “Veggie 500” Races 3 pm “Veggie 500” Races 5 pm “Veggie 500” Races

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. b. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. c. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. d. Each exhibitor may purchase one $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will

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provide one additional exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. All entries in this department must be products of the state of Montana and must have been grown or raised by the exhibitor in 2009 or 2010. Exhibitors may be required to make affidavit that their exhibit complies with this rule. After the entry of the exhibits, same shall be under the control of the superintendent, and no one will be allowed to remove or change them until the exhibition is closed. They will then be released upon presentation of claim check. When there is no competition, or when an exhibit is not worthy of first prize, the judge shall place item accordingly. Items entered into the incorrect class will be re-classed by the superintendent or judge. Exhibitors are limited to one entry and one premium in each class number.

free night for two sponsored by Holiday Inn, 400 10th Ave. S., Great Falls. This award will be based on the accumulated points earned in Farm Crops, Section 1-6. 1st-3 pts; 2nd-2 pts; 3rd-1 pt. PREMIER GARDENING EXHIBITOR: 1st Place— Plaque, rosette and free night for two sponsored by Townhouse Inn, 1411 10th Ave. S., Great Falls. 2nd Place—Rosette and $10 sponsored by Montana State Fair. 3rd Place— Rosette sponsored by Montana State Fair. This award will be based on the accumulated points in Show 1 and Show 2. 1st-3 pts; 2nd-2 pts; 3rd-1 pt. PREMIER JUNIOR EXHIBITOR: Plaque, rosette and cash sponsored by Great Falls Farmer’s Market. This award will be based on the accumulated points earned in Gardening and Farm Crops. 1st-3 pts; 2nd-2 pts; 3rd-1 pt. MEMORIAL AWARDS RICHARD HOWSE MEMORIAL DRAWING For each Montana State Fair entry, you name will go in for cash drawings and other prizes. BETTY LAUER MEMORIAL AWARD Cash award for Best Choke Cherry Exhibit at the Montana State Fair. MARJORIE SWARTZ MEMORIAL AWARD Premier Golden Age Gardener – from gardening show 1 and show 2. Cash award – Swartz Family GRAND CHAMPION AWARDS Gift certificates and rosettes GRAND CHAMPION THRESHED GRAIN GRAND CHAMPION LEGUME & GRASS SEED Big R , 4400 10th Ave. S., Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION SHEAF GRAINS GRAND CHAMPION SHEAF GRASSES Fleet Supply, 1401 25th Ave. NE, Black Eagle GRAND CHAMPION HAY Mountain View Co-op, 1000 Smelter Ave., Black Eagle JUNIOR GRAND CHAMPION Hoglunds, 306 1st Ave. S., Great Falls Grand Champion Poster Junior under 8 & 9-18 junior Ace Hardware GRAND CHAMPION ONIONS Kranz House of Flowers, 1305 3rd Ave. S., GF GOLDEN AGE GRAND CHAMPION VEGETABLE (Show 1 and Show 2) Bundi Gardens, 4400 10th Ave. N., Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION GARDEN DISPLAY

Special Awards
A special thank you goes to our sponsors for their help in stimulating interest in exhibits of Garden and Farm Crops. The following awards will be presented at the special awards ceremony (see schedule): PREMIER FARM CROPS EXHIBITOR: Plaque, rosette and

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Tilleraas Landscape Nursery, 100 32nd St. SW, GF GRAND CHAMPION TOMATOES Herman’s Flowers, 1426 14th St. SW, Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION IN THE CUCURBIT FAMILY Great Falls Floral, 1815 Central Ave, Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION ORGANIC VEGETABLE (Show 1 and Show 2) Electric City Conservatory, 1413 5th Ave. N., GF GRAND CHAMPION FRUIT Big R Supply, 4400 10th Ave. S., Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION AWARDS Cash prizes and rosettes GRAND CHAMPION FRESH HERB Prudential, Pam Davidson GRAND CHAMPION PEPPER Century 21 McDonald Realty, 3015 10th Ave. S., GF GRAND CHAMPION VEGETABLE BY A JUNIOR EXHIBITOR (Show 1 and Show 2) Flower Farm, 1500 5th Ave. SW, Great Falls GRAND CHAMPION POTATOES GRAND CHAMPION DRIED HERB Great Falls Farmer’s Market

FARM CROPS DIVISIONS: 1 OPEN CLASS 2 JUNIOR EXHIBITOR (18 YEARS AND YOUNGER)

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION GF-_(1)_-5 Buckwheat (open class) (fill in division number in blank space)

THRESHED GRAIN REGULATIONS: 1. Threshed grain sample should be exhibited in clear plastic, gallon size, zip closure bags. The gallon bag shall contain a sample ½ full or more of grain. 2. Grains may have been grown in 2010 or 2011.

Divisions/Classes
FARM CROPS
REGULATIONS: 1. All general rules listed in the premium book apply to this department. 2. Species in classes offered in this section must be grown by the exhibitor. 3. Junior exhibitors, 18 years and younger, should be actively involved in growing the crop entered. State age on entry form. 4. Exhibits may be left at the State Fair Office with a completed entry form, June 1st through July 21st. 5. Entries previously exhibited at State Fair will not be accepted. 6. Entry form must include class code for each class entered. 7. VARIETY MUST BE LISTED ON EACH CLASS ENTERED ON ENTRY FORM. 8. Classes may be divided if judge so warrants.

THRESHED GRAIN SCORECARD Variety Type: True to variety, characteristics and free from mixture of other varieties........ 25 % Purity: Free from other grains, weeds, and inert materials ......................................... 25 % Quality and conditions: Shall be plump, of good color, texture and free from disease and injured kernels .................................. 25 % Uniformity .................................................... 25 % TOTAL ..... 100 % ENTRY FEE: Division 1 Open—$1.25 per class Division 2 Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: OPEN: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 JUNIOR: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 GF- ____ -1 Two row feed barley, specify variety GF- ____ -2 Six row feed barley, specify variety GF- ____ -3 Two row malt barley, specify variety GF- ____ -4 Six row malt barley, specify variety GF- ____ -5 Buckwheat GF- ____ -6 Flax GF- ____ -7 Mustard GF- ____ -8 Oats, specify variety GF- ____ -9 Safflower GF- ____ -10 Sunflower

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___ -11 Wheat, hard red spring, any ___ -12 Wheat, hard red winter, any

___ -13 Wheat, Duram ___ -14 White, Wheat ___ -15 Any other grain (class may be divided if judge so warrants) GF- ___ -16 Barley grown in a planter or pot GF- ___ -17 Wheat grown in a planter or pot GF- ___ -18 Any other grain grown in a planter or pot, named

GF- ____ -24 GF- ____ -25 GF- ____ -26 GF- ____ -27 GF- ____ -28 SHEAF GRASSES GF- ____ -30 GF- ____ -31 GF- ____ -32 GF- ____ -33 GF- ____ -34 GF- ____ -35 GF- ____ -36 GF- ____ -37 GF- ____ -38 GF- ____ -39 GF- ____ -40

Flax Spring wheat Winter wheat Duram Any other sheaf grain (class may be divided if judge so warrants) Any variety Wildrye Basin Wildry Brome Grass Garrison Creeping Foxtail Orchard grass Crested Wheat grass Intermediate Wheat grass Tall Wheat grass Blue Grass Timothy Any other sheaf grass/other crop

SHEAF GRAINS AND GRASSES REGULATIONS: 1. Sheafs need not be grown by exhibitor but name of producer should be listed on the entry form. 2. Sheaf grains to be not less than 2” or more than 4” in diameter below the heads. 3. Tie sheaf grains in three places: (1) base of heads, (2) center of stalks, and (3) near the butt of stalks. 4. Sheaf grasses and other crops should not be less than 2” or more than 4” in diameter below the heads. 5. Sheaf grasses may be tied one, two, or three times according to stalk length.

LEGUMES AND GRASS SEEDS REGULATIONS: 1. Legumes and grass seed sample should be exhibited in clear plastic, quart size, zip closure bags. The quart bag shall contain a sample ½ full or more. 2. Legumes and grass seed may have been grown in 2010 or 2011. ENTRY FEE: Division 1 Open—$1.25 per class Division 2 Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: OPEN: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 JUNIOR: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 GF- ____ -50 Alfalfa GF- ____ -51 Medic GF- ____ -52 Faba beans GF- ____ -53 Lentils GF- ____ -54 Peas, Austrian winter GF- ____ -55 Peas, chick GF- ____ -56 Sweet clover GF- ____ -57 Smooth brome GF- ____ -58 Orchard grass GF- ____ -59 Sanfoin GF- ____ -60 Timothy GF- ____ -61 Crested wheat grass GF- ____ -62 Intermediate wheat grass GF- ____ -63 Tall wheat grass GF- ____ -64 Western wheat grass GF- ____ -65 Any other legume or grass seed (class may be divided if judge so warrants)

SHEAF GRAINS AND GRASSES SCORECARD Uniformity: In variety, length of head, color and condition ................................ 40 % Quality and Adaptability: Shall be of good quality grain and straw ........................... 40 % Arrangement: Sheaves shall be made up neatly, bound in compact and attractive bundles. Grains should have leaves stripped off. Grasses should have leaves attached .................................................. 20 % TOTAL..... 100 % ENTRY FEE: Division 1 Open—$1.25 per class Division 2 Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: OPEN: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 JUNIOR: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 SHEAF GRAINS GF- ___ -20 Two row barley, specify variety GF- ___ -21 Six row barley, specify variety GF- ___ -22 Oats, specify variety GF- ___ -23 Wheat, hard red winter, specify variety

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GF- ___ -66 Peas growing in a planter or pot, specify variety (6 to 10 plants) GF- ___ -67 Wheat grass growing in a planter or pot, specify variety (6 to 10 plants) GF- ___ -68 Any other legume or grass seed growing in a planter or port, specify variety (6 to 10 plants) HAY REGULATIONS: 1. Any hay grower is eligible to enter. Hay may have been grown in 2010 or 2011. Exhibitors may make one entry per class. 2. For baled hay classes, 1/3 conventional-sized bale will constitute one entry. Bales may be wire or twine tied. 3. For the loose hay class, a bundle of 8” or more in diameter tied twice will constitute an entry. 4. Judging factors considered include relative feed value, protein, maturity, texture, leafiness, freedom from foreign material, color, size, shape, odor and freedom from mold. ENTRY FEE: Division 1 Open—$1.25 per class Division 2 Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: OPEN: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 JUNIOR: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 GF- ___ -70 Green alfalfa hay, baled GF- ___ -71 Green alfalfa hay, loose GF- ___ -72 Straight grass hay, baled (must not contain ANY legume) GF- ___ -73 Straight grass hay, loose (must not contain ANY legume) GF- ___ -74 Mixed alfalfa and grass hay, baled GF- ___ -75 Mixed alfalfa and grass hay, loose GF- ___ -76 Any other baled hay GF- ___ -77 Any other hay, loose WHEAT WEAVING REGULATIONS: 1. Wheat does not need to be grown by the exhibitor. 2. Ribbon and/or silk flowers may be added.

WHEAT WEAVING SCORECARD Appearance (neatness & originality of design .................................................. 50 % Materials ..................................................... 25 % Uniformity of weaving.................................. 25 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

ENTRY FEE: Division 1 Open—$1.25 per class Division 2 Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: OPEN: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 JUNIOR: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 GF- ____ -80 Small Wheat Weaving—10 stems of wheat or less GF- ____ -81 Medium Wheat Weaving—11 to 20 stems of wheat GF- ____ -82 Large Wheat Weaving—20 or more stems of wheat JUNIOR FARM EXHIBIT Prizes sponsored by Ace Hardware REGULATIONS: 1. All posters and displays are to be mounted on standard poster board, 22”x28” to 25”x30”. 2. Each poster or display must focus on one central idea. 3. Entries limited to exhibitors 18 years and younger. JUNIOR FARM EXHIBIT SCORECARD Neatness and readability.............................. 20 % Eye appeal .................................................... 20 % Information .................................................. 30 % Originality ..................................................... 30 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

ENTRY FEE: None PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 **JUNIORS, UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE GF-301-90 Conservation poster GF-301-91 Farm Safety poster GF-301-92 Farming or Ranching Promotional Poster GF-301-93 Weed Educational Display (12 pressed, mounted & identified weeds) GF-301-94 Life of a Wheat Plant Educational Display (sprouting, root development, 2nd leaf stage, etc.)

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GF-301-95 Educational Display, Any Other **JUNIORS, 9-18 YEARS OF AGE GF-302-90 Conservation poster GF-302-91 Farm Safety poster GF-302-92 Farming or Ranching Promotional Poster GF-302-93 Weed Educational Display (12 pressed, mounted & identified weeds) GF-302-94 Life of a Wheat Plant Educational Display (sprouting, root development, 2nd leaf stage, etc.) GF-302-95 Educational Display, Any Other

necessary, place in a cool, moist place. Leave approximately three-fourths inch of top on root crops such as beets and carrots and about the same amount of root on above ground crops such as cabbage, chard, celery, etc. Onions, Dry—About 8 days before exhibition lift from garden. Just above bulbs, bend top over finger when limp, twist slightly. Spread out in a warm, dark, ventilated place to dry. At fair time, remove tops, lightly rub off any loose outer skin and dry roots. Do not damage root node. Onions, Green—Lift just prior to exhibition, avoiding damage to root node. Trim roots and tops. Remove outer layers of skin to get dirt off and wash. Choose plants that are well blanched or white. Potatoes—After digging allow them to dry 20 minutes or so to set the skin, then wash gently. Avoid rough handling. Rhubarb—Take firm hold on stalk, gently bend toward you, then with a quick pull the stalk will come loose at base around the crown. To remove the leaf, cut from point a half inch from each side of stem in triangle pattern to enter leaf vein above. Leave base of stem intact. GARDENING SHOW 1 DIVISIONS: 8 OPEN CLASS VEGETABLES 9 LARGEST SPECIMENS OPEN 10 FREAKS OR ODDITIES 11 ORGANIC VEGETABLES 12 GOLDEN AGE GARDENER 13 JUNIOR GARDENER 14 GARDEN DISPLAYS—OPEN 15 GARDEN DISPLAYS—JUNIOR 16 GARDEN EXHIBITS 17 SPECIAL EXHIBITS—OPEN 18 JUNIOR GARDEN EXHIBITS GARDENING SHOW 2 DIVISIONS 25 OPEN CLASS VEGETABLES 26 ORGANIC VEGETABLES 27 GOLDEN AGE GARDENER 28 JUNIOR GARDENER 29 OPEN CLASS FRUIT 30 OPEN CLASS HERBS

GARDENING
REGULATIONS: 1. NOTE: To insure a fresh and attractive exhibit, gardening is divided into two shows. Please check entry deadlines and judging times at the beginning of this department. 2. Containers will be furnished to display entries. 3. The Superintendent shall have the right to remove from exhibition, at any time, any exhibit or any part thereof which is unsightly. 4. Duplicates must be provided for all collections. Vegetables judged in individual classes cannot be used in Division 14 & 15.

EXHIBITOR TIPS!
Judging factors: quality and uniformity are basic conditions that are used in judging. Type refers to specimens that are regular and typical of the variety. All vegetables of an entry must have the best characteristics of a kind. Quality includes primeness for intended use, size, tenderness, cleanliness and freedom from blemishes, damage or defects. Uniformity relates to each specimen having the same shape, size and colors as the others in a given exhibit. To obtain the best vegetable for home use or exhibition, the vegetables need adequate substenance (NPK) nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium plus secondary and trace elements. Water, sunlight, air and suitable climate are also necessary. The gardener will need to space the seed or thin the plant later to allow growing space. He should water evenly, control insects and diseases, cultivate and hillup the root crops to protect them. For exhibition, all vegetables must be clean and free from insect damage. Wash them gently to avoid injury or damage and, if storage is

GARDENING SHOW 1
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Friday, July 29 Bldg. Judging: Saturday, July 30 Bldg. Entry Release: Sunday, August 7 Bldg.

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Harvest

DIVISION 8: OPEN CLASS VEGETABLES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-8-1 GF-8-2 GF-8-3 GF-8-4 GF-8-5 GF-8-6 GF-8-7 GF-8-8 GF-8-9 GF-8-10 GF-8-11 GF-8-12 GF-8-13 GF-8-14 GF-8-15 GF-8-16 GF-8-17 GF-8-18 GF-8-19 GF-8-20 GF-8-21 GF-8-22 GF-8-23 GF-8-24 GF-8-25

Beans, snap green (10 pods) with stem Beans, snap yellow (10 pods) with stem Beans, falsa (10 pods) with stem Beans, purple (10 pods) with stem Beans, dry ½ pint Carrots, long (4) with ¾” top Carrots, half long (4) with ¾” top Carrots, baby (4) under 4” with ¾” top Chives (4) with roots and entire tops Garlic (4) Garlic, 7 or more bulbs, braided (may add ribbon) Horseradish (1) with ¾” top Kohlrabi (2) white with small leaves on top Kohlrabi (2) purple with small leaves on top Leek (2) Lettuce, head (1) with ¾” of root Lettuce, leaf (1) with ¾” of root Onion, green (4) with roots and tops trimmed Onion, red (4) with 1” of top Onion, white (4) with 1” of top Onion, yellow (4) with 1” of top Onion, pickling (1/2 pint) Parsnip (4) with ¾” top Peas (10 pods) with stem Peas, edible pod (10 pods) with stem

GF-8-26 Peas, sugar snap (10 pods) with stem GF-8-27 Potato, red (4) GF-8-28 Potato, white (4) GF-8-29 Potato, russet (4) GF-8-30 Potato, any other (4) GF-8-31 Potato display, 2 tubers each of any 3 varieties, list names (Display in basket, tray or crate) GF-8-32 Radish, red globe (4) GF-8-33 Radish, red long (4) GF-8-34 Radish, white (4) GF-8-35 Rhubarb (4 stalks), green GF-8-36 Rhubarb (4 stalks), red (red inside) GF-8-37 Rutabaga (4) with ¾” of top GF-8-38 Shallots (2) GF-8-39 Spinach (2) with ¾” of root GF-8-40 Turnip (4) with ¾” of top) GF-8-41 Any other vegetable not listed in Show 1 or 2
DIVISION 9: LARGEST SPECIMENS OPEN ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5

GF-9-45 GF-9-46 GF-9-47 GF-9-48 GF-9-49 GF-9-50 GF-9-51 GF-9-52 GF-9-53 GF-9-54

Beet, table Cabbage Carrot Cucumber Kohlrabi Onion Potato Squash Tomato Any other vegetable

DIVISION 10: FREAKS OR ODDITIES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5

GF-10-55Unique shaped carrot GF-10-56Unique shaped potato GF-10-57Unique shaped tomato GF-10-58Best specimen of Siamese vegetable or fruit GF-10-59Any other vegetable or fruit oddity
DIVISION 11: ORGANIC VEGETABLES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class

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PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-11-60Beans, snap, green (10 pods) with stem GF-11-61Carrots (4) with ¾” top GF-11-62Kohlrabi (2) with small leaves on top GF-11-63Onions (4) with 1” of top GF-11-64Potatoes (4) GF-11-65Rhubarb (4) stalks
DIVISION 12: GOLDEN AGE GARDENER REGULATIONS: 1. 60+ years of age 2. Entries must be grown by exhibitor ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-12-70Beans, snap, (10 pods) with stem GF-12-71Carrots (4) with ¾” top GF-12-72Peas (10 pods) with stem GF-12-73Garlic (4) GF-12-74Onions (4) with 1” of tops GF-12-75Potatoes (4)
DIVISION 13: JUNIOR GARDENER REGULATIONS: 1. 18 years of age or younger 2. Entries must be grown by exhibitor ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1

GF-13-80Beans, snap (10 pods) with stem GF-13-81Carrots (4) with ¾” top GF-13-82Kohlrabi (2) with small leaves on top GF-13-83Onions (4) with 1” of tops GF-13-84Potatoes (4) GF-13-85Rhubarb (4) stalks Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION GF-_(15)_-91 Junior any other vegetable or fruit (fill in division number in blank space)
DIVISION 14: GARDEN DISPLAYS OPEN DIVISION 15: GARDEN DISPLAYS JUNIOR ENTRY FEE: Open—$1.25 per class Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: Open—1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 Junior—1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1

GF- ___ -90 Tomatoes growing in a planter (1 or more plants) GF- ___ -91 Any other vegetable or fruit growing in a planter GF- ___ -92 Mini garden—combination of 2 or more different vegetables growing in a planter (may have flowers) GF- ___ -93 Fruit tree growing in a planter GF- ___ -94 One Herb plant growing in a container, named GF- ___ -95 Herb pot—2 or 3 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -96 Herb garden—4 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -97 Medium herb garden--5 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -98 Large herb garden--6 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -99 X-Large herb garden--7 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -100 XX-Large herb garden--8 herbs growing in a container (list common names) GF- ___ -101 3 pictures of your garden (mounted on 11x14 posterboard) GF- ___ -102 Bird house gourds (1) decorated GF- ___ -103 Edible Art—a creation made from vegetables and/or fruit for those with artistic flair. Creation may depict people, scenes, animals, modern art, etc. GF- ___ -104 Small water garden—1 or 2 water plants in a pot or container (named) GF- ___ -105 Medium water garden—3 or 4 water plants in a pot or container (named)

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GF- ___ -106 Large water garden—5 or more water plants in a pot or container (named)
DIVISION 16: GARDEN EXHIBITS REGULATIONS: 1. Each exhibit will consist of a collection of vegetables, grown in the exhibitor’s garden, from the following 12 varieties of vegetables: Beets Peppers Carrots Rutabagas Potatoes Cucumbers Garlic Squash Kohlrabi Tomatoes Onions Turnips 2. Each entry must display 3 specimens of each variety of vegetable chosen from the list above. 3. ONLY ONE GARDEN EXHIBIT ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR. 4. Each entry must be arranged for display using a basket, crate, tray or any other suitable container approximately 14”x18”x3”. GARDEN EXHIBITS SCORECARD Quality of products ...................................... 50 % Number of classes ........................................ 25 % Arrangement ............................................... 25 % (neatness, attractiveness, originality) TOTAL ..... 100 % ENTRY FEE: Open—$1.25 per class Junior—no entry fee PREMIUMS: Open—1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 Junior—1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1

area. The background may be the designer’s choice. Materials used in display need not be grown by the exhibitor. Something to do with Fairs. (Screw eyes and wire or hangers are to be attached to the displays.) DIVISION 18: JUNIOR GARDEN EXHIBITS REGULATIONS: 1. 18 years of age or younger ONLY 2. State age on entry form 3. Screw eyes and wire or hangers are to be attached to the displays. ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 GF-18-120 “Fair Fanatic”: A wall hanging or picture display made from vegetable seeds and/or dried vegetable matter. Design must be composed of all natural vegetable matter adaptive to this area. The background may be the designer’s choice. Materials used in display need not be grown by the exhibitor. Something to do with Fairs. 11-18 years old GF-18-121 Same description as class GF-18120; different age category. 6-10 years old GF-18-122 Same description as class GF-18120; different age category. 5 years old and younger

GF-16-115 Open Class Garden Exhibits: A collection of five or more vegetable varieties as listed in rule a. GF-16-116 Junior Garden Exhibits (18 and under): A collection of three or more vegetable varieties as listed in rule a.
DIVISION 17: SPECIAL EXHIBITS OPEN ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 GF-17-117 “Fair Fanatic”: A wall hanging or picture display made from vegetable seeds and/or dried vegetable matter. Design must be composed of all natural vegetable matter adaptive to this

GARDENING SHOW 2
Entry Delivery: Wednesday, August 3 11am-8pm Bldg. Judging: Thursday, August 4 9am Bldg. (open to public) Entry Release: Sunday, August 7 6pm-9pm Bldg. Harvest

Harvest

Harvest

REGULATIONS: 1. All rules and regulations listed at beginning of gardening department apply to this show. 2. See exhibitor tips at beginning of gardening department.

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DIVISION 25: OPEN CLASS VEGETABLES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-25-1 Beets, table (4) with ¾” top, 2” diameter GF-25-2 Beets, long (4) with ¾” top GF-25-3 Broccoli (1 head) GF-25-4 Brussels sprouts (4) GF-25-5 Cabbage, pointed (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-25-6 Cabbage, round (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-25-7 Cabbage, Chinese (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-25-8 Cabbage, red (1 head) with 1” stem, trim off lower leaves GF-25-9 Cabbage, flat (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-25-10Cauliflower (1 head) with wrapper leaves GF-25-11Celery (1) with ¾” of root GF-25-12Chard, Swiss (1) with ¾” of root GF-25-13Chard, Swiss, any other color (1) with ¾” of root GF-25-14Corn, sweet (2 ears) in inside husks; do not cut tips GF-25-15Corn, Indian (2 ears)—may be from last year’s garden GF-25-16Cucumber, slicing (2) with stem GF-25-17Cucumber, pickling (4) with stem GF-25-18Cucumber, burpless (2) with stem GF-25-19Cucumber, lemon (1) with stem GF-25-20Dill (2) with roots GF-25-21Eggplant (1), long purple GF-25-22Eggplant (1), round purple GF-25-23Eggplant (1), long white GF-25-24Eggplant (1), round white GF-25-25Flowering kale or cabbage (1 head) with 1” root GF-25-26Gourds (2 alike), may be from last year’s garden GF-25-27Gourds (2 different), may be from last year’s garden GF-25-28Okra (2) GF-25-29Peppers, hothouse, sweet (2) with stems named GF-25-30Peppers, bell (2) with stems, named 25 | P a g e

GF-25-31Peppers, green (2) with stems, named GF-25-32Peppers, red (2) with stems, named GF-25-33Peppers, yellow (2) with stems, named GF-25-34Peppers, anaheim (2) with stems GF-25-35Peppers, gypsy (2) with stems GF-25-36Peppers, hobanero (2) with stems GF-25-37Peppers, jalapeno (2) with stems GF-25-38Peppers, hot (2) with stems, named GF-25-39Peppers, hothouse, hot (2) with stems, named GF-25-40Peppers, dried, string 12”-24” long, named
GF-25-41 Pepper display, 2 peppers each of any 3 varieties (list names and display in container)

GF-25-42Pumpkin (1), may be from last year’s garden GF-25-43Pumpkin (2) mini GF-25-44Squash, yellow zucchini (2) with stems GF-25-45Squash, ball zucchini (1) with stem GF-25-46Squash, zucchini (3) under 8” with stems GF-25-47Squash, zucchini (2) 9”-14”with stems GF-25-48Squash, zucchini (1) over 14” with stem GF-25-49Squash, patty pan (1) with stem GF-25-50Squash, spaghetti (1) with stem GF-25-51Squash, summer (3) with stems GF-25-52Squash, winter (1) with stem GF-25-53Tomato, green (4) with stems GF-25-54Tomato, hothouse, green (4) with stems GF-25-55Tomato, red (4) with stems GF-25-56Tomato, hothouse, red (4) with stems GF-25-57Tomato, yellow (4) with stems GF-25-58Tomato, small fruit (6) all red or all yellow with stems GF-25-59Tomato, 1 cluster of small fruits, all green

GF-25-60Tomato, 1 cluster of medium fruits, all green GF-25-61Tomato, 1 cluster of large fruits, all green GF-25-62Tomato, 1 cluster of multicolored small fruits GF-25-63Tomato, 1 cluster of multicolored medium fruits GF-25-64Tomato, 1 cluster of multicolored large fruits GF-25-65Cantaloupe (1) GF-25-66Watermelon (1) GF-25-67Other melon (1) named GF-25-68Any other vegetable not listed in Show 1 or 2
DIVISION 26: ORGANIC VEGETABLES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-27-92Cabbage (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-27-93Squash, summer (2) with stems GF-27-94Peppers, sweet (2) with stems GF-27-95Tomato, 1 cluster of fruits, named
DIVISION 29: OPEN CLASS FRUIT ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-29-100 Apples, crab (4) with stems GF-29-101 Apples, pie (4) with stems GF-29-102 Choke cherries (1/2 pint) GF-29-103 Currants (1/2 pint) GF-29-104 Gooseberries (1/2 pint) GF-29-105 Plums (4) any type GF-29-106 Raspberries (1/2 pint) GF-29-107 Strawberries (1/2 pint) GF-29-108 Cherries, pie (1/2 pint) GF-29-109 Any other fruit not listed
DIVISION 30: OPEN CLASS HERBS ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-26-70Beets (4) with ¾” top GF-26-71Cabbage (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-26-72Cucumber (2) with stems GF-26-73Squash, summer (2) with stems GF-26-74Peppers (4) with stems, named GF-26-75Tomato, 1 cluster of fruits, named
DIVISION 27: GOLDEN AGE GARDENER REGULATIONS: 1. 60+ years of age 2. Entries must be grown by exhibitor ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per class PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1

GF-27-80Beets (4) with ¾” top GF-27-81Cucumber (2) with stems GF-27-82Cabbage (1 head) with 1” stem, trimmed GF-27-83Peppers, sweet (2) with stems GF-27-84Squash, summer (2) with stems GF-27-85Tomato, salad (4) with stems
DIVISION 28: JUNIOR GARDENER REGULATIONS: 1. 18 years of age or younger 2. Entries must be grown by exhibitor ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1

GF-27-90Beets (4) with ¾” top GF-27-91Cucumber (2) with stems 26 | P a g e

Fresh Herbs GF-30-115 Basil, green, 3 stems, named GF-30-116 Basil, any other color, 3 stems, named GF-30-117 Lavender, 3 stems, named GF-30-118 Marjoram, 3 stems, named GF-30-119 Peppermint, 3 stems GF-30-120 Spearmint, 3 stems GF-30-121 Mint, any other, 3 stems, named GF-30-122 Oregano, 3 stems, named GF-30-123 Parsley, 3 stems, named GF-30-124 Rosemary, 3 stems, named GF-30-125 Sage, green, 3 stems, named GF-30-126 Sage, any other color, 3 stems, named GF-30-127 Terragon, 3 stems, named GF-30-128 Thyme, 3 stems, named GF-30-129 Thyme, creeping, 3 stems, named GF-30-130 Any other herb, 3 stems, not listed, named GF-30-131 Herb display—3 different herbs, 2 stems each, named Dried Herbs GF-30-135 Basil, named

GF-30-136 Lavender, named GF-30-137 Marjoram, named GF-30-138 Mint, named GF-30-139 Oregano, named GF-30-140 Parsley, named GF-30-141 Rosemary, named GF-30-142 Sage, named GF-30-143 Terragon, named GF-30-144 Thyme, named GF-30-145 Any other herb, not listed, named GF-30-146 Dried herb display—3 or more herbs named (in separate bags)

3. Create your Mr. Potato Head—noon to 1:45 pm. 4. All materials are provided. 5. Judging and awards—2:00 pm. 6. No charge to enter contest. 14TH ANNUAL CHERRY SEED SPITTING CONTEST Sponsored by 2J’s Produce Inc. REGULATIONS: Sign up at 4:00 pm. Contestants will be judged in the following groups: Class 1: Boys age 6-18 Class 2: Girls age 6-18 Class 3: Men Class 4: Women **Children under 6 years of age are ineligible for safety reasons. Finals at 5:00 pm. All cherries and seeds provided. No charge to enter contest.

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Contests/Activities
1. 2. 5 ANNUAL OLE COW LICK CONTEST REGULATIONS: Entries received Thursday, August 4th, Noon to 8:00 pm. Salt block entries will be judged in the following groups: Class 1: Nature carved Class 2: Hand carved Ribbons for this contest are awarded by “People’s Choice”. Winners will be announced at awards ceremony on August 6th. No charge to enter contest. 12TH ANNUAL VEGGIE 500 REGULATIONS: Six cars will race at one time. All veggie cars will be provided. No charge to enter races. Open to all ages.
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20TH ANNUAL MR. POTATO HEAD CONTEST JUDGES: 4-H Teen Ambassadors REGULATIONS: 1. Sign up at noon—pre-entry forms not necessary. 2. Contestants will be judged in the following age groups: Class 1: 1-5 years old Class 2: 6-8 years old Class 3: 9-11 years old Class 4: 12-18 years old Class 5: 19 years and over 27 | P a g e

Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

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I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature ___________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code __________ Social Security Number______________ 29 | P a g e