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Flower Show, Non-Commercial Exhibits & 4H Located in Georgia Grown Exhibit Hall

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Related Documents: 
Entry Schedule and General Rules for Non-Commercial Exhibits
Non-Commercial Entry Form
Non-Commercial Categories 
Flower Show Schedule
Flower Show and Horticultural Tags 
Premium Catalog



I. YOUTH ENTRIES:  $6.00, $4.00, $2.00


II. ADULT ENTRIES:  $7.00, $5.00, $3.00




- Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Premium Prize: 1st - $30.00, 2nd - $20.00, 3rd - $10.00


- Class 7, 8, 9 and 10

Premium Prize: 1st - $8.00, 2nd - $6.00, 3rd - $4.00

Each of the following categories receives a $250 cash prize for first place: 

Largest Pumpkin

Largest Watermelon

Best of 1st Flower Show

Best of 2nd Flower Show

Best Overall Quilt

Best of Show - Youth Exhibit

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4-H Contests 

Hay Bale and Cupcake Decorating Contest 

UGA/Cobb County 4-H #NGSF2024Raffle

The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. and The North Georgia State Fair Association in cooperation with the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. will present two standard flower shows "Appreciating the Arts". The Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds will be filled with sights and smells of colorful, fragrant flower displays.


The categories of competition include roses, dahlias, orchids, cacti, lilies, marigolds, asters, impatiens, daisies, herbs, shrubs, tress, chrysanthemums, hanging plants, fruit plants, and more; as well as design categories.  Instead of a single bloom or plant, the design categories encourage creativity in designing displays with natural and floral ingredients. Our flower shows draw competitors and nationally-accredited judges from throughout metro Atlanta, so this should be an exceptionally exciting year.


Show rules follow preset guidelines established by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The competition is open to gardeners of all ages. The flower show rules are listed in the North Georgia State Fair Premium Catalog located at Jim R. Miller Park Event Center. 

Flower Show Guidelines

Entry Schedule

First Flower Show


- Wednesday, September 18:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- Thursday, September 19:  8:30 am - 11:30 am


Second Flower Show


- Tuesday, September 24:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


- Wednesday, September 25:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Check Out Schedule

First Flower Show


- Tuesday, September 24:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Second Flower Show


- Monday, September 30:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm


NOTE: all items not picked up by the specified time will be discarded.  EXHIBITOR will be admitted to check out exhibits on Monday, October 3:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Judging Schedule

First Flower Show


- Thursday, September 19 - 12:30 pm


Second Flower Show


- Wednesday, September 25 - 12:30 pm


*See Flower Show Rules *


The above schedules and the general rules will be strictly ENFORCED in fairness to all Exhibitors and participants.

Non-Commercial Exhibit Guidelines

The 1955 Cobb County Fair Premium catalogue stated - "The real purpose of the fair is to bring together for display, the best livestock, agriculture and home products made and grown the county." Today, the fair is known as the North Georgia State Fair, livestock and agriculture have almost become things of the past but the artistic and gardening talents of area residents will still be presented in the non-commercial exhibits at the 2024 Fair.


Non-commercial competitive divisions include needlework, sewing, and handicrafts which include jewelry, toys and woodworking.  Creative arts such as basketry, an expanded photography division, oil painting, watercolors and other media as well as ceramics woodcarving and sculpture are displayed along with food products in the agriculture/horticulture area. Food preservation, canning, drying and preserving vie for honors along with baked goods by entrants of all ages. The popular Christmas corner continues to grow and an expanded quilting division promises added incentives for quilters.


The reinstatement of cash awards, as well as traditional premium ribbons, in the new century is expected to increase participation and enhance the competitive spirit in entrants of all ages.

Non-Commercial Exhibit Times

Entry Schedule

Arts and Crafts(Non-Perishable Exhibits)


- Saturday, September 14:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

- Sunday, September 15:  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Agriculture / Horticulture


- See First Flower Show above


Baked Goods Show


- Tuesday, September 17:  2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Check Out Schedule

All Non-Perishable Exhibits


Monday, September 30:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Items not picked up will be discarded. No Exceptions.


Culinary Divisions (Baked Goods show)


- Wednesday, September 18:  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


NOTE:  all items not picked up by the deadlines will be taken to Must Ministries

Judging Schedule

Non-perishable Adult Exhibits & Youth Exhibits


- Monday, September 16:  10:00 am


Baked Goods Show


- Thursday, September 19:  10:00 am


The above schedules and the general rules will be strictly ENFORCED in fairness to all Exhibitors and participants.

Special Awards for 2024!

- LOIS LEWIS AWARD - The person under 18 that is awarded the most blue ribbons, will receive a $250 cash prize and a giant blue ribbon. The award is named in honor of Lois who has worked at the fair for over 30 years, always at the children/youth table. 

- MARILYN ELLIS AWARD - The person over 18 that is awarded the most blue ribbons, will receive a $250 cash prize and a giant blue ribbon. The award is named in honor of Marilyn who gave over 30 years of service to the fair. 

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