Two separate shows, one on Monday, the other on Thursday, will be staged by the Meigs County Garden Club Association in the Thompson-Roush Building.
The flower shows are all about creativity and originality in artistic design and along with skill in growing and showing specimen flowers. Exhibitors do not have to be garden club members. There are classes in each show for both juniors and adults who do not belong to a garden club.
While the shows change on Monday and Thursday, flower arrangements and specimens along with horticulture related educational exhibits will remain in place for viewing by fairgoers all week.
The educational exhibits will be Agri-Business in Meigs County by the Master Gardeners and Garden tours and Events in Ohio by the Chester Garden Club.
“Ohio, the Heart of it All” is the theme of the Monday show while “More Happenings in Ohio” is the Thursday theme. Both will depict the variety of entertainment which takes place in the state.
There is a wide variety of designs featured in the various classes ranging from tubular, traditional, angular, spacial thrust, still life and transparencies. Accessories to complement the design and tell the story of the event will include such things as treasured wood, herbs, apples, grains and foliage.
Festivals and shows to be depicted with flowers in the Monday show include the Scarecrow Festival at Washington Court House, Twin Days at Twinsburg, Art and Jazz Festival at Wooster, Antique Show at Lebanon, Sweet Corn Festival at Buckeye Lake, Ohio Gourd Show at Greenville, and the Art and Craft Pottery Festival at Wilmington, the Dublin Irish Festival at Dublin, the Frog Jumping Festival at Valley City, and the Popcorn festival at Marion.
In the Thursday show designs will tell the story of the Zoar Village Lantern Tour of Ghosts, the Old Thyme Herb Fest in Mancestor, Tall Stacks in Cincinnati, Canal Festival in Coshocton, Apple Festival in Jackson, Middfest International in Middletown, Art in the Park in Middleport, Covered Bridge Festival in Ashtabula, Wooly Bear Festival at Ashtabula, and Doll and Bear Fest in Columbus.
There are specimen categories of exhibit in several classes for roses, glads, dahlias, cosmos, zinnias, marigolds, dahlias, celosia, sunflowers, caladium, hosta, and a variety of culinary herbs, along with potted houseplants, both foliage and blooming, cactus and succulents.
Special exhibits will include “fairy gardens” with a map and names of plants, and hanging baskets of annual.
Those planning to exhibit in the flower show must register at the secretary’s office on the fairgrounds Friday (tomorrow) and Saturday before 4 p.m. Entry forms were in the Meigs County Premium List distributed through The Daily Sentinel last week.