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August 23 - September 3, 2018

Open Class Farm & Garden


 

William A. Langlotz, Superintendent
Carrie Sellman, Asst. Superintendent
(410) 252-0200


SPECIAL RULES
PASSES: Exhibitor Passes will not be issued because there are no entry fees.

ENTER BEFORE July 31st, 2018: ENTRY FORMS can be found below and mailed to: Superintendent, Farm & Garden Department, P.O. Box 188, Timonium, MD 21094-0188. Or enter your Farm & Garden entries ONLINE (system closes July 31st at 11:59PM)!

COMPUTER ENTRY TAG: For each exhibit you have pre-entered, a Computer Entry Tag will be ready when you arrive with your exhibits.

EXHIBITS ARE RECEIVED:
Exhibits for Sections A through G and I are received on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 from 1PM to 8PM and Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 from 9AM to 8PM.  

Exhibits for Section H: Christmas Trees are received on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 11AM to 3PM.

Exhibits for Section J: Flowers are received according to the schedule below.

First Flower Show - Potted Plants (J1-J108): Monday, August 20th, 2018 from 3PM to 8PM and Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 from 10AM to 8PM.
Second Flower Show - Gladiolus & Dahlias (J400-J494): Sunday, August 26th, 2018 from 7:30AM to 11:30AM.
Third Flower Show - Roses (J301-J374): Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from 7:30AM to 11:30AM.
Fourth Flower Show - Fresh Flowers (J200-J291): Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 from 7:30AM to 11:30AM.

JUDGING
Exhibits in Sections A, B, C, D, F, and G will be judged on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. Sections H and J will be judged according to their individual arrival times. Section E will be judged on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.  Section I will be judged on Friday, August 24th, 2018.

JUDGES DECISION: The judges’ decisions are final. Judges have the right to reject any exhibit if deemed not worthy of an award, and judges also have the right to award a lower prize at their discretion.

TIES: In the event of a tie, each exhibitor involved will be awarded an appropriate ribbon. The exhibitors concerned will share the amount of money involved equally.

RIBBONS: RIBBONS AWARDED TO EXHIBITS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO RECIPIENTS DURING HOURS OF FARM & GARDEN ITEM RELEASE.  RIBBONS WILL NOT BE MAILED.  Ribbons for exhibits donated to the "soup kitchen" will be mailed to the exhibitors.

EXHIBITS RELEASED:  Exhibits will be released on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, from 9AM to 7PM.  Exhibitors must present the "Claim Check" from their computer entry tag to claim exhibits. All unclaimed exhibits become property of the Maryland State Fair.

EARLY REMOVAL: Exhibits removed before the official release time will result in forfeiture of ribbons and premiums.

2018 Printable Premium Book Sections
2018 Farm & Garden Intro
2018 Section A - Grain, Hay, Farm Crops & Tobacco
2018 Section B - Fruits
2018 Section C - Vegetables
2018 Section D - Honey & Wax
2018 Section E - Wine
2018 Section F - Meats, Dairy Products & Eggs
2018 Section G - Wool & Fleece
2018 Section H - Christmas Trees
2018 Section I - Home Brew
2018 Section I - Home Brew Bottle Identification Form
2018 Section J - Flowers & Plants
Hellen Burns Smyth Award

MD STATE FAIR HEAT SAFETY PREPAREDNESS:
Heat and Safety Preparedness

Forms & Entry System
2018 INTERNET ENTRY SYSTEM - System is now closed, but may be used to reference entries.  
2018 ENTRY FORM

2018 Schedules (are subject to change)
2018 Open Class & 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2018 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2018 MSF Full Schedule of Events!