The purpose of the Youth Plant Show and Auction is educational. Students should learn to properly produce an agricultural product. Plant projects require the daily management skills used by all
landscapers, wholesale and retail nurseries. Students learn to water, fertilize and control pests on schedule to meet the needs of their plants.
All functions will occur in the Joe Herrmann Greenhouse on the Pasco County Fairgrounds, Dade City, FL unless stated otherwise.
Dec. 1st, 2019 is the DEADLINE for entries to be postmarked.
Mail your entry form along with your plant receipts and entry fee to: 5909 Wedgefield Dr. Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
There will be NO exceptions for late entry forms.
If your plants are donated make sure you send a copy of a letter with the date they were donated on it.
The entry fees are as follows:
1 - 2 entries = $10
3 - 4 entries = $20
No more than 4 entries allowed. (Checks should be made out to Pasco County Fair Youth Plant Show)
Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:30 PM:
Mandatory Educational Seminar for first year exhibitors and exhibitors that have never completed a plant project from the start of the project to the end of the project with selling their plants at the auction. The seminar will be held in Clayton Hall at the IFAS Extension building, Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36702 SR 52, Dade City.
Sept. 15th, 2019:
Deadline to purchase plants for Class A: Woody Ornamentals, Class B: Groundcovers & Herbaceous Perennials, Class C: Foliage Plants. (All plants must be re-potted in a container that is a minimum of one size larger than the original purchase size.) Be sure to save your plant receipts and take photos.
Nov 30th, 2019:
Deadline to purchase plants for Class D: Liners, Rooted Cuttings, Seedlings and Class E: Miscellaneous. (All plants must be re-potted in a container that is a minimum of one size larger than the original purchase size.) Be sure to save your plant receipts and take photos.
Sunday, Feb. 9th, 2020, 3:00 to 5:00 PM:
Plant Record Books must be turned in at Clayton Hall, Pasco County Fairgrounds. If you do not turn in your record book at this time you will not be eligible to show your plants.
Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2020, 12:00 to 2:00 PM:
Plant exhibitor check in.
Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2020, 2:00 PM:
Exhibitor meeting, including Cloverbuds. Garden Center Knowledge questions will begin after all check in procedures and exhibitors meeting have been completed.
Exhibitors must be in official dress for the Garden Center Knowledge questions.
Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2020, 12:30 to 1:30 PM:
1:30 PM: Exhibitor Meeting
1:45 PM: Exhibitor Awards
2:00 PM: Plant Sale
If you are a returning exhibitor please make sure you read the rules, there are some changes regarding where to mail the entry form to and the check in date. Entry forms have to be mailed, the fair office will not accept them if you try to hand deliver them.
Please forward this information on to anyone you know who may be interested in participating in the plant show this year.
If you have any questions please email or call me! I'm looking forward to another successful plant show and sale!