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Oh, for the love of Flowers!

Released: March 01, 2017

It’s time to sign up for 2017 San Diego County Fair’s Flower Show

DEL MAR, Ca. (March 1, 2017) -- One of the region's largest exhibition of award-winning floral specimens and displays is now accepting entries. The Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show competitive exhibit at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by AlbertsonsIVons, has separate divisions for beginners, novices, amateurs and professionals. Entry materials for flower lovers and growers can now be found online at sdfair.com/participate.

There are competition divisions for everyone who loves flowers, floral design, interior design and floriculture. The entry deadline is May 12, and fees range from $10-$25 per entry. Floral vignette set up is May 15-30. Fresh cut bloom entries are included in this deadline even though they are not brought in until Fair time.

The Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show exhibit is transformed during the Fair with hundreds of displays of floral vignettes, table design, floral art interpretation, wedding flowers and more. Competitions featuring fresh cut blooms take place every two to three days during the Fair, showcasing more than 5,000 locally grown flowers from June 2 through July 4. It always is a favorite Fair exhibit, offering a peaceful and quiet venue.

All Flower Show entries are judged by industry professionals and awarded olympic style. They will be displayed at the San Diego County Fair and all exhibitors are invited to a private awards ceremony at the Fair on Saturday, July 3, where they can meet fellow exhibitors and celebrate having their work on display.

Additionally, the Flower Show hosts the 8th Annual San Diego Floral Design Competition. This year’s theme is “Westward Ho,” playing on this year’s Fair theme “Where the West is Fun.” Registration deadline for this event is May 26. The processing fee of $50 includes your admission to the Fair on June 18, and includes a mystery bucket of supplies to create your surprise package portion of the contest design. The winner of this contest goes to the Top 10 Floral Competition for the State of California.

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Ride ‘em cowboys! “Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, remembering the rough and tumble Wild, Wild West and celebrating how the West is fun today. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit sdfair.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
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