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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 10302018
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Biggest Sunflower Head
first place:
second place:
third place:
Robert Cornett
Shelli Patterson
Shelli Patterson

Tallest Sunflower Plant
first place:
second place:
third place:
Robert Cornett
Sasha O'Leary
Bradley Schaaf
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:

Scott Patterson, 1320 lbs. New Record!
David Treffert
Shelli Patterson
Heaviest Hard Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Fall Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Craig Thompson
Donald Thompson
Fritz Saup
Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Shelli Patterson
Fritz Saup
Jamie Butler
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:
John McDavid
Linda Patterson
Fritz Saup
Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Lawrence Smith
David Lehman
Lawrence Smith
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
David Lehman
David Lehman
Robert Cornett
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:
Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller
Jamie Butler
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 Ear of Corn (any color):
first place:
second place:
third place:
Longest Ear of Corn (yellow):
first place:
second place:
third place:
Most Pods on Soybean Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Largest Marigold Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Largest Zinnia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

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

Tallest Cornstalk:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Tallest Giant Ragweed Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Tallest Bull Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:


Joey Hoephner
Kyle Walls
Joey Hoephner
Tallest Any Other Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Favorite Misc. Specimen, Judges Choice:
Creative Garden Art, Mayor's Award:
Harvest Basket Arrangement, President's Award:
Painted Dried Gourd, Grand Marshal's Award:
2016 Junior Division Winners
Biggest Sunflower Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ella Cornett
Sam Arter
Sam Arter
Tallest Sunflower Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Ella Cornett
Gabi Wingert
Tallest Sunflower Plant, Centerburg Students K-4:
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seventh place:
eighth place:
ninth place:
tenth place:



Sunflower with Most Heads or Buds:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Natalie Wingert
Bailey Vanderpool
Heaviest Soft Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Hard Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Logan Patterson
Heaviest Fall Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell
Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Sarah Kirk
Josie Dawers
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Bailey Vanderpool
Logan Patterson
Anthony Mitchell


Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Cody Lawrence
Parker McGuire
Addison McGuire
Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Cody Lawrence
Ethan Kieffer
Jese Keiffer
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Dillon Lehman
Dillon Lehman
Ella Cornett


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

Heaviest Pepper:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Harper Litzenberg
Addison McGuire
Cody Lawrence
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:
Bailey Vanderpool
Parker McGuire
Knox Bracken
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:
Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell
Ethan Kent
Most Pods on Soybean Plant:
Harper Litzenberg
Ethan Kent
Ethan Kent
Largest Marigold Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Bailey Vanderpool
Ally Wilhelm
Largest Zinnia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Tallest Cornstalk:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Logan Patterson, 19' 9" New Record!
Derek Lehman
Danielle Lehman
Tallest Giant Ragweed:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ethan Kent
Kourtney Smith
Mason Gaboric
Tallest Bull Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Anthony Mitchell
Alex Vance
Emily Vance
Tallest Any Other Thistle Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Morgan Kirk
Tony Hoepfner
Tony Hoepfner

Favorite Misc. Specimen, Judges Choice Award:
Tony Hoepfner
Creative Garden Art, Mayor's Award:
Ella Cornett
Painted Dried Gourd, Grand Marshal's Award:

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:
Linda Patterson
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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:
Ella Cornett
Elli Brittenham
Elli Brittenham
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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:
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).
Jared Hamilton
Longest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Largest Dahlia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Ian Reitter
Bailey Vanderpool
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Shelli Patterson
David Treffert
David Treffert

Fred Wade
Collins Brothers
Lawrence Smith
Jamie Butler
Jamie Butler
Madison Cochran
Holden Cochran
Ava Cochran

Adam Wade
Adam Wade
Addison McGuire
Addison McGuire
Parker McGuire
Knox Bracken
Jared Hamilton

Derek Lehman
Danielle Lehman
Danielle Lehman
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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.
Jennifer Fielding
Jenniger Fielding

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Joann Smith
Joann Smith
Lawrence Smith
Richard Litzenberg Sr.
Richard Litzenberg Sr.
Amy Kent
Dusty Lehman
Dusty Lehman
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Linda Patterson
Linda Patterson
Priscilla Brumbaugh
Priscilla Brumbaugh
Linda Patterson

Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Ray Patterson, 19' 8" New Record!
Shelli Patterson
Dusty Lehman
Linda Patterson
Leann Berg
Mary Frances Bartles
Dave Kirk
Frank Rudrick
Sally Mirise
Mike White
Lauren

Judy Litzenberg

Cordle Family Award

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The Oldtime Farming Festival
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