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Competitive Garden Show Entries Open for 2017 San Diego County Fair Amateur & Professional Categories

Released: March 02, 2017

For high Resolution photos from the 2016 Fair’s Garden Show Exhibit click here.

DEL MAR, Ca. (March 2, 2017).- Garden clubs, students and professional landscape and design companies are invited to enter the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show’s competitive outdoor display at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons | Vons. Online only registration at sdfair.com/entry must be entered by May 5. Fees range from $10-$300 per entry.

The Garden Show, presented by Think Blue, is the most popular exhibit at the Fair which last year welcomed more than 1.6 million guests in 26 days. This exhibit is open to all California residents including amateurs, non-profit organizations, businesses, associations and garden clubs in the horticultural, agricultural or floricultural industry. Youth categories are open to youth 9-19 years of age within 4H, FFA, other youth groups, and individual students.

This year’s Garden Show Theme “Happy Trails” encourages participants to incorporate a fun, western element to their displays. Several theme awards are offered in this area.

Entries are judged using the American Style of judging, unless otherwise stated. All judging is done in a closed, blind judging session. Entries are displayed for the 26 days of the San Diego County Fair and award-winning exhibitors are invited to a private awards ceremony at the Fair.

Landscape exhibit set up is May 9-24, and Container Garden Entry delivery is May 23-24. After- Fair entry teardown is July 5-7.

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.

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