The 2018 NC Mountain State Fair opens at the NC Agricultural Center in a just few weeks! From September 7–16, it’s the place to spend the last few days of summer and enjoy agricultural competitions, 4-H projects, rides, live performances, funnel cakes, and—of course—the Flower Shows.
The Flower Shows feature hundreds of entries from both adults and children in over 170 horticultural classes and approximately 30 design classes.
When and where
The Flower and Garden Department, located in the Expo Building, hosts two Flower Shows sponsored by the Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County. The first show will be judged and available for viewing beginning Friday, September 7 at 9 a.m. The second show will be judged and ready for viewing on Wednesday, September 12 at 3 p.m. until Fair closing on September 16.
The registration deadline to enter the Flower Shows is August 24. All registrations must be completed online.
First time Flower Show entrants who miss the deadline for entering online should see the Superintendent upon arrival to be able to enter the show.
See, ask, and learn
In addition to the competitive entries, the Flower and Garden Department will include educational exhibits by the Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society and Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand during the Fair to answer questions about the show and general gardening.
Enter the Flower Shows, then come out to enjoy the Fair. You’ll see lots of beautiful flowers and have plenty of fun. Who knows . . . you may even win a prize!
Article written by Barbara Hayes, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer.