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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 07072018
Questions can be directed to Wally Thomen: 740-625-5141
Biggest Sunflower Head
first place:
second place:
third place:
Christopher Scott
Linda Patterson
Jessica Scott

Tallest Sunflower Plant
first place:
second place:
third place:
Robert Guthrie
Robert Guthrie
Linda Patterson
Sunflower with Most Heads or Buds:
first place:
second place:
third place:

John McDavid
Linda Patterson
Robert Guthrie
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:
Nancy Long
Nancy Long
Gordon Houck
Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Fritz Saup
Fritz Saup
Christopher Scott
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Lawrence Smith
Jean Patterson
Fritz & Linda Saup
Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Jamie Butler
Robert Guthrie
John Moore
Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller
Ashton Fielding
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
David Lehman (Festival record 6lb. 11oz.)
David Lehman
Fred Wade
Heaviest Cabbage:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Lawrence Smith
Lawrence Smith
Jamie Butler
Heaviest Turnip:
first place:
second place:
third place:

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

Jamie Butler
Jamie Butler
David Lehman


Heaviest Pepper:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Donald Thompson
Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller
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:


Linda Patterson
Kyle Walls
Joey Hoepfner
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:
Gabby Wingert
Natalie Wingert
Ella Cornett
Tallest Sunflower Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Bailey Vanderpool
Ella Cornet
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 Wingart

Sunflower with Most Heads or Buds:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Natalie Wingert
Logan Patterson
Heaviest Soft Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Heaviest Hard Stem Pumpkin:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Logan Patterson
Logan Patterson
Elli Brittenham
Heaviest Fall Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Olivia Griffith
Tony Hoepfner
Heaviest Summer Squash:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Anthony Mitchell
Sarah Kirk
Anthony Mitchell
Heaviest Cucumber:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Logan Patterson
Logan Patterson
Ella Borton


Heaviest Tomato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Harper Litzenberg
Tony Hoepfner
Heaviest Irish Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Cody Lawrence
Addison McGuire
Parker McGuire
Heaviest Sweet Potato:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Adam Wade


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
Harper Litzenberg
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:
Logan Patterson
Jolee Walls
Addison McGuire
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:
Wyatt Kain
Molly Kain
Lauren Kain
Most Pods on Soybean Plant:
Molly Kain
Wyatt Kain
Lauren Kain
Largest Marigold Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Caris Knapp
Bailey Vanderpool
Largest Zinnia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

Tallest Cornstalk:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Logan Patterson
Logan Patterson
Bailey Vanderpool
Tallest Giant Ragweed:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Bailey Vanderpool
Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell
Tallest Bull Thistle:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Tony Hoepfner
Ethen Kent
Bailey Vanderpool
Tallest Any Other Thistle Plant:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Morgan Kirk
Tony Hoepfner
Bailey Vanderpool
Favorite Misc. Specimen, Judges Choice Award:
Angelo Cotugno
Creative Garden Art, Mayor's Award:
Madeline Grace Banta
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):
Olivia Banta
Longest Bean:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Jean Patterson
Wally Thomen
Wally Thomen
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:
Anna Brittenham
Anna 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).
Jarod Hamilton
Longest Gourd:
first place:
second place:
third place:
Jessica Scott
Christopher Scott
Largest Dahlia Head:
first place:
second place:
third place:

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John Campbell
Stephanie Campbell
John Campbell

Fred Wade
Lawrence Smith
Teresa Miller
Jennifer Fielding
Ashton Fielding
Ashton Fielding
Elly Bracken
Knox Bracken
Addison McGuire
Cody Lawrence
Adam Wade
Parker McGuire
Parker McGuire
Addison McGuire


Bailey Vanderpool
Bailey Vanderpool
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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

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Lawrence Smith
Lawrence Smith
Ashley Kain
Tim Kain
Tim Kain
Ashley Kain
Wally Thomen (Festival record 14 5/8in.)
David Lehman
Wally Thomen
Linda Patterson
Robert Guthrie
Heather Knapp
Rober Guthrie

Bob Giehl
Jane Buxton
Liz Adams
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Wally Thomen
David Lehman
Bill Crego (Festival record 15ft. 5in.)
Linda Patterson
Leann Berg
Dalli & Angie Graber
Linda Patterson
Bill Crego
Jennie Borton
Judy Litzenberg
Judy Wilcox
Wendy Louden
Maxine Brown
Cordle Family Award
Frizt Saup
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