NEW VOLUNTEERS OPTIONS

Mandatory Volunteer Meeting
September 28th 7pm @ 859 Nelda St, Seguin

Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Horticulture Department at the Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo, 2nd weekend in October

Field Crops Horticulture Dept. • October 7 - 10, 2021

Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo Association

Chairmen/Advisors: Guadalupe County Master Gardeners (830-379-1972)

The Horticulture booth will have many activities and resources for visitors

  • Free Seeds, information and other resources
  • Master Gardeners on site to answer questions or provide resources
  • Raffle for a Many Gardening items to benefit GCMG educational activities.
    • Drawing on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. - Coliseum Stage
  • Children's Activities: Thursday 5-8 p.m., Friday 11a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

PRODUCE COMPETITION

Displayed in the Coliseum – Judges to be announced

  1. All exhibits must be raised in Texas and grown by exhibitor in 2021 only.
  2. Exhibits will be accepted on Wednesday, Oct. 6 , from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 7 , from 8-9 a.m.
  3. Each exhibit must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Forms will be available at check-in.
  4. Entries may be picked up on Sunday, Oct. 10 , between 4 and 6 p.m. only. Any entry not picked up will be discarded.
  5. Youth Division: Youth exhibits will be judged and awarded under the same rules as the adult entries. Youth ages 17 years and
    younger are eligible for Youth Division.

JUDGING

Each exhibit will be judged by commercial standards for that item. Uniform size, color, maturity and overall quality are important in choosing your entry. Large size or unusual shape do not represent quality produce and will therefore not meet the commercial
standard used for judging. All judges’ decisions are final. Judging commences at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. .

PREMIUMS

Each class in Youth and Adult Divisions will be judged and awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Standard blue, red and white ribbons will be awarded. Each Department in Youth and Adult Divisions will award a Grand Champion who will be awarded a Tri-Color Ribbon.

The Horticulture Division will award one Overall Grand Champion and one Overall Reserve Grand Champion in both Adult and Youth Divisions. Overall Grand Champions are awarded a purple rosette. Reserve Grand Champions are awarded a Pink Rosette.

SPONSORS

A complete list of our generous sponsors is available at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org

CLASSES

FIELD CROPS
A. Corn - 6 ear

  1. Field
  2. Sweet
  3. Popcorn
  4. Ornamental
  5. Shelled - 1 qt.
  6. Other

B. Grain Sorghum - Best 6 heads or 1 qt. thrashed

  1. Milo
  2. Other

C. Small Grains - 1 qt. thrashed

  1. Oats
  2. Wheat
  3. Barley
  4. Other

D. Legume Seeds - 1 pint

  1. Clover
  2. Vetch
  3. Other

E. Peanuts - 1 qt. or 1 complete stalk

F. Cotton - 10 bolls or complete stalk

G. Sunflower head - 1 head

H. Pumpkin - 1 (any variety)

  1. Cushaw
  2. Large field
  3. Pie
  4. Other

I. Gourds - 1 (any variety)

J. Melon - 1 (any variety)

  1. Watermelon
  2. Canteloupe
  3. Other

GARDEN CROPS
A. Beans

  1. Snap - 6 pods
  2. Lima - 6 pods
  3. Other - 6 pods
  4. Snap - 1/2 cup shelled
  5. Lima - 1/2 cup shelled
  6. Other - 1/2 cup shelled

B. Beets - Bunch of 3

C. Broccoli - 1 head

D. Cabbage - 1 head

E. Carrots - Bunch of 6

F. Cauliflower - 1 head

G. Cucumbers - 3

  1. Slicers
  2. Picklers
  3. Other

H. Eggplant

  1. Globe - 2
  2. Miniature or Long - 3

GARDEN CROPS (continued)
I. Garlic - 3 heads

J. Greens

  1. Large variety - 3 leaves
  2. Small variety - 6 leaves

K. Herbs

  1. Potted 4" pot, must be rooted
  2. Fresh - 6 stalks, same variety

L. Okra - 6 pods

M. Onions - 3 bulbs

  1. White
  2. Yellow
  3. Red
  4. Other

N. Peas (Field)

  1. 1 dozen pods
  2. 1 cup shelled

O. Peppers

  1. Sweet bell - 3
  2. Banana - 6
  3. Jalapeño - 6
  4. Serrano - 6
  5. Poblano - 6
  6. Anaheim - 6
  7. Cayenne - 6
  8. Pimento -3
  9. Chili Petine - 1/2 cup
  10. Other - 6

P. Potato

  1. Irish/red - 3
  2. Sweet - 3
  3. Other

Q. Radish - 6

R. Shallots - 6

S. Squash, summer - 3

  1. Yellow neck
  2. Straight neck
  3. Sunburst
  4. White Scallop
  5. Zucchini
  6. Other

T. Squash winter - 1

  1. Acorn
  2. Banana
  3. Hubbard
  4. Spaghetti
  5. Butternut
  6. Other

U.. Tomatoes

  1. Large - 3
  2. Cherry - 6
  3. Roma - 6
  4. Heirloom - 3
  5. Other - 3

V. Exotic/Tropical

  1. 1 (any variety) ( ex. Banana, Pineapple, Papaya)

W. Freak - 1 ( any variety)

ORCHARD CROPS
A. Fresh fruit - 3 each

  1. Apples
  2. Figs
  3. Peaches
  4. Pears
  5. Persimmons
  6. Pomegranates
  7. Lemons
  8. Oranges
  9. Grapefruit
  10. Other - 6

B. Nuts (in shell) - 12 each

  1. Pecans
  2. Walnuts

C. Nuts (shelled) - 1 pint

  1. Pecans
  2. Walnuts

D. Acorns - 6

HOME PRODUCTS
A. Butter - 1 lb.

B. Cheese - 1 lb.

  1. Cooked
  2. Uncooked

C. Cured Meats

  1. Bacon - 1 lb.
  2. Ham - 1 lb.
  3. Sausage - 1 lb
  4. Jerky - 1/2 lb.
  5. Other (Dried/Fresh)

D. Dehydrated

  1. Herbs - 1/4 cup
  2. Fruit - 1 cup
  3. Vegetables - 1 cup

E. Honey - 1 qt.

F. Molasses - 1 qt.

G. Domestic Fowl Eggs - 1 doz. in carton

  1. Chicken
  2. Other, small
  3. Other, large

H. Homebrew

  1. Dry wine - 1/2 qt.
  2. Sweet wine - 1/2 qt.
  3. Beer - 1 pint
  4. Other - 1 pint

I. Other

Fair & Rodeo Tickets

Presale locations include Yaklin Dodge in Seguin, Texas Built Mobile Homes in Seguin and Guadalupe Print Solutions in Seguin.

Pre-sale Tickets: October 6, 2021

ONLINE/LOCAL PRESALE RODEO TICKETS: $20.00 including the grounds (before Oct. 6)

Tickets at the Fair:

At the gate - $10 grounds plus $20 Rodeo ticket
Children under 10 are FREE

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