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Horticulture Show
No Entry Fee * No Pre-Registration
Open To The World
***The Harold Cordle Memorial Award will be selected by the Cordle family from any of the listed entries.
Fist Place Plaques Presented on the Festival Stage Sunday at 5:00pm
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2016 Adult Division Winners
Theme: Show Off Your Best
last update 01262017
Questions can be directed to Wally Thomen: 740-625-5141 or Jane Buxton: 740-625-5397
Biggest Sunflower Head
first place:
second place:
third place:
Linda Patterson
Andy Haldeman
Nancy Long

Tallest Sunflower Plant
first place:
second place:
third place:
Jana Souder
Jana Souder
Linda Patterson
Sunflower with Most Heads or Buds:
first place:
second place:
third place:

John McDavid
Linda Patterson
Lawrence Smith
Heaviest Soft Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:


Heaviest Hard Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Fall Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Fritz Saup
Jamie Butler
Ken Scheck
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Fritz Saup
Jean Patterson
Teresa Miller
Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Perry Clayton
Perry Clayton
Nancy Long
Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Teresa Miller
Lawrence Smith
Sarah Riegel
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Dan Gillman (Festival record 6.1 lbs.)
Dan Gillman
Becky Gillman
Heaviest Cabbage:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Turnip:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Red Beet:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Jamie Butler
Jamie Butler
Lawrence Smith


Heaviest Pepper:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Collins brothers
Lawrence Smith
Jamie Butler
Heaviest Onion:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Jana Souder

Longest Carrot:
first place:
second place:
third place:



Longest Ear of Corn (any color):
first place:
second place:
third place:
Longest Ear of Corn (yellow):
first place:
second place:
third place:
Lawrence Smith
Lawrence Smith
Joanne Smith
Most Pods on Soybean Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Tim Kain
Jessica Litzenberg
Ashley Kain
Largest Marigold Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Linda Patterson
Nancy Long
Nancy Long
Largest Zinnia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Nancy Long
Nancy Long

Largest Dahlia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Liz Adams
Judy Wilcox
Bob Giehl
Tallest Cornstalk:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Wally Thomen
Wally Thomen
Amy Kent
Tallest Giant Ragweed Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Lawrence Smith
Mary Frances Bartels
Bill Crego
Tallest Bull Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:



Tallest Any Other Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Kyle Walls
Sarah Yoakam
Favorite Misc. Specimen, Judges Choice:
Russell Smith
Creative Garden Art, Mayor's Award:
Wendy Louden
Harvest Basket Arrangement, President's Award:
Judy Wilcox
Painted Dried Gourd, Grand Marshal's Award:
Wendy Louden
2016 Junior Division Winners
Biggest Sunflower Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Faith Lairmore
Carter Rhodeback
Faith Lairmore
Tallest Sunflower Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Jared Hamilton
Josh Emmons
Josh Emmons
Tallest Sunflower Plant, Centerburg Students K-4:
first place:
second place:
third place:
fourth place:
fifth place:
sixth place:
seventh place:
eighth place:
ninth place:
tenth place:

Gabby Wingert
Molly Kain
Natalie Wingert
Lauren Kain
Rose Marie Collins
Wyatt Kain
Baily Vanderpool
Carter Collins
Sara Wilson

Sunflower with Most Heads or Buds:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Bailey Vanderpool
Wyatt Kain
Heaviest Soft Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Hard Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Harper Litzenberg
Heaviest Fall Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Anthony Mitchell
Adriana Losey
Cody Lawrence
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Logan Patterson
Logan Patterson


Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ben Riegel
Alex Riegel
Ethan Kent
Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Parker McGuire
Addison McGuire
Addison McGuire
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Nicholas Garvey
Nicholas Garvey
Kayla Ferrell


Heaviest Turnip:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Addison McGuire
Parker McGuire
Heaviest Red Beet:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Pepper:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Parker McGuire
Addison McGuire
Heaviest Onion:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Longest Carrot:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Longest Bean:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ethen Kent
Ethen Kent
Longest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Longest Ear of any color Corn:
first place:
second place:
third place:


Longest Ear of Yellow Corn:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Kenlee Fairall
Mylee Fairall
Mylee Fairall
Most Pods on Soybean Plant:
Wyatt Kain (Festival record 440 pods)
Paislee Fairall
Mylee Fairall
Largest Marigold Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Harper Litzenberg
Bailey Vanderpool
Harper Litzenberg
Largest Zinnia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Tallest Cornstalk:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ethen Kent
Ethen Kent
Elli Brittenham
Tallest Giant Ragweed:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ethen Kent
Ethen Kent
Morgan Gaboric
Tallest Bull Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Alex Riegel (Festival record 12.5 in.)
Ben Riegel
Tallest Any Other Thistle Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Logan Patterson
Morgan Kirk
Naomi Roesing
Favorite Misc. Specimen, Judges Choice Award:
Anthony Patterson
Creative Garden Art, Mayor's Award:
Bailey Vanderpoolo
Painted Dried Gourd, Grand Marshal's Award:
Isaac Buxton
Patriotic Display, Veteran's Choice Award:
Hope Brady
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Harvest Basket Arrangement (President's Award):
Elijah Brady
Longest Bean:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Les Layton (Festival record 35 1/2 in.)
Les Layton
Steve Zinn
The Horticulture Show is sponsored by First-Knox National Bank.
Adult & Junior Divisions
Juniors include High School age and younger
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Biggest SUNFLOWER head
Tallest SUNFLOWER plant
Tallest SUNFLOWER plant (Centerburg students only, grades K-4)
SUNFLOWER with most heads or buds
Heaviest PUMPKIN (soft stem)
Heaviest PUMPKIN (hard stem)
Heaviest SQUASH (Fall)
Heaviest SQUASH (Summer)
Heaviest CUCUMBER
Heaviest TOMATO
Heaviest IRISH POTATO
Heaviest TURNIP
Heaviest CABBAGE
Heaviest SWEET POTATO
Heaviest RED BEET
Heaviest PEPPER
Heaviest ONION
Heaviest GOURD
Longest CARROT
Longest BEAN
Longest GOURD
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Longest Ear of CORN (YELLOW)
Longest Ear of CORN (ANY COLOR)
Most pods on SOYBEAN plant (at least one bean per pod)
Largest MARIGOLD head
Largest ZINNIA head
Largest DAHLIA head
Tallest CORNSTALK
Tallest GIANT RAGWEED plant
Tallest Bull THISTLE plant
Tallest any other THISTLE plant
Favorite Miscellaneous Specimen
Painted Dried Gourd
Harvest Basket (Arrangement in a basket with fresh vegetables and / or plants)
Creative Garden Art
Patriotic Display (using red, white & blue fresh flowers or vegetables)
Cordle Award (chosen by the Cordle family from any entry)
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Heaviest Cabbage:
first place:
second place:
third place:

first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Olivia Banta
Mason Gaboric
Cordle Award
Jarod Hamilton
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Unlike the county fairs, this Horticulture Show, entitled Show Off Your Best, is open to the world and has no entry fee or prior registration. This is appealing to, not only Centeburg residents, but to many folks living in the surrounding communities. 
This show is unique in that entries are judged to determine the heaviest, longest and tallest. The following are judged according to weight: pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, turnips, beets, peppers, onions and gourds. Tall plants judged for height include: sunflowers, cornstalks, ragweed and thistle. Some crops are measured to find the longest such as carrots, beans, gourds and field corn. Sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and dahlias are measured across the head to determine the biggest. Soybeans are counted to see how many pods are on ONE plant and sunflowers are counted to determine the number of heads or buds on a multi-head sunflower. A miscellaneous class is included for any other plant not listed.
Patriotic Display, Veteran's Award:
Maxine Brown
Sponsor of the Horticulture Show each year is First-Knox National Bank of Centerburg.
Local dignitaries choose their favorite from the following SPECIAL classes: Painted Dried Gourd- Grand Marshal Award (chosen by the Festival Grand Marshal), Creative Garden Art- Mayor’s Award (chosen by the Centerburg mayor), Harvest Basket Arrangement- President’s Award (chosen by The Oldtime Farming Festival president), Patriotic Display- Veteran’s Award (chosen by a local veteran) and Favorite Miscellaneous- Judge’s Award (chosen by the Festival judges).
Wally Thomen
Wally Thomen
Nancy Long
Jared Hamilton
Bailey Vanderpool
Bailey Vanderpool
Longest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Nancy Long
Jana Souder
Largest Dahlia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ethen Kent
Ethen Kent
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Perry Clayton
Perry Clayton

Joanne Smith
Lawrence Smith
Dana Lawrence
Annette Treffert
Annette Treffert
Jamie Butler
Linda Patterson
Jim Sherman


Cody Lawrence
Addison McGuire
Parker McGuire
Parker McGuire
Parker McGuire
Addison McGuire
Sara Kirk
Anna Brittenham


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Two entries are permitted per exhibitor per class. Accessories are allowed with the Creative Garden Art, Harvest Basket and Patriotic Display. All entries must be healthy, clean, undamaged, unaltered, and cut off by the exhibitor. Exhibits must be current year's crop and cared for by the exhibitor except classes 29, 30, 31 and 33.
The Horticulture Show at The Oldtime Farming Festival is open to the world and requires no pre-registration or entry fee.
The Horticulture Show, which is sponsored by First Knox-National Bank, is one of the favorite areas at The Oldtime Farming Festival that visitors young and old look forward to seeing each year.
Annette Treffert
Jennifer Fielding
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