The Fayette County Master Gardeners (MGs) are sponsoring a daylily show at the Fayette County Fair again this year. The show will be on Tuesday, July 18.
Registration will be on the day of the show from 9 a.m.-12 pm at the Fine Arts Building. Judging begins at 1 p.m. This is a one-day show and everyone can enter.
There are 46 classes including four floral design classes. A list of the classes is in the Fayette County Fair book. There will be cash awards and ribbons for first, second, and third place and three Best of Show Awards. In addition, there will be section awards.
The cost to enter is $1 for every scape entered. Entrance fee to the fair is required. Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day. Parking is free.
The show will be judged by Dan Bachman who owns Valley of the Daylilies. Valley of the Daylilies is an official American Hemercallis Society (AHS) display garden and grows over 3,800 registered daylilies. It specializes in spider and unusual forms and historic daylily cultivars. Historic daylilies are those registered with the AHS before 1980. Bachman judged the show last year.
The daylily show was the idea of local hybridizers Karen Whiteside and Ed Mongold. Both of them are re-certifying as Master Gardener Volunteers in 2017.
If anyone is unsure about how to exhibit daylilies, the MGs will have a class to give tips on July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office. The class will be free.
Preparations are falling into place. For questions, contact Sara Creamer, MG coordinator, at the Extension Office (1415 US RT 22 SW, WCH, OH 43160) at 740-335-1150.