Christmas Trees & Wreaths, Dept. 15

Christmas Trees & Wreaths



Online entry will be available this summer. Check back soon.


2021 Entry Instructions

ONLINE ENTRY IS PREFERRED. To be an Exhibitor, click on the Online Entry link and follow the instructions. The alternate way to enter is to print out the offline entry form, fill it out, and mail it in according to the deadline outlined on the form and on the Entry Deadlines and Delivery Schedule page. (Please contact your Department if you are unable to print the entry form.)

Rules

Christmas Trees

  • Exhibitors may enter a total of 3 trees but, not more than 1 tree in each category (1 pine, 1 spruce and 1 fir).
  • Trees not meeting these 5 minimum standards will be disqualified:
    1. No Flocked, sprayed or colored Christmas Trees.
    2. Once all Christmas Trees have been entered, they must not be handled in any way by the exhibitor.
    3. Trees entered for prize money must have a waterproof shipping tag attached to the top of the tree with the name and address of the exhibitor thereon.
    4. Trees entered in competition must be between 6 and 9 ft. in overall length from the tip of the leader to the bottom of the butt, must be fresh and must be of merchantable quality.
    5. Tree handles must be properly trimmed and handles should be 6 – 9”.
  • Exhibits will be numbered for competitions, and names of exhibitors will be displayed only after judging is complete.
  • Judging of Christmas Trees will be on Wed., the day before the Fair.

Christmas Wreaths

  • Each exhibitor may enter 1 wreath in each class.
  • Exhibitors may enter all classes.
  • Exhibitor name and address must be securely attached but will not be visible during judging.
  • Fresh cut greens are to be used as the foliage in all classes.
  • No endangered or invasive species allowed.
  • All entries must be ready for hanging.

Standards for Judging Christmas Trees (point deductions)

  1. Taper (10)
  2. Handle (20)
  3. Main Stem (20)
  4. Top (25)
  5. Foliage (50)
  6. Damage (30)
  7. Cleanliness (10)
  8. Other defects (5 each)

Standards for Judging Wreaths Class 1, 2 and 4

  1. Freshness of foliage: 0 – 20 points
  2. Color of foliage: 0 – 20 points
  3. Workmanship: 0 – 20 points
  4. Overall appearance: 0 – 20 points
  5. Originality: 0 – 10 points
  6. Arrangements of decoration: 0 – 10 points

Standards for Judging Wreaths Class 3

  1. Freshness of foliage: 0 – 25 points
  2. Color of foliage: 0 – 25 points
  3. Workmanship: 0 – 25 points
  4. Overall appearance: 0 – 25 points

Awards

Christmas Trees

  • 1st: Blue Ribbon & $80
  • 2nd: Red Ribbon & $70
  • 3rd: Yellow Ribbon & $60
  • 4th: Green Ribbon & $55
  • 5th: Pink Ribbon & $45
  • 6th: White Ribbon Only
  • Grand Champion: Rosette & $40
  • Reserve Champion: Rosette & $30
  • People’s Choice: Rosette

Christmas Wreaths

  • 1st: Blue Ribbon & $15
  • 2nd: Red Ribbon & $12
  • 3rd: Yellow Ribbon & $8
  • Best in Show: Rosette & $25

TABLE OF CATEGORIES

Class Code & Name $ Prize Amount
Christmas Tree Competition (see above)
A Pine      
B Spruce      
C Fir      
Christmas Wreaths (see above)
01 Decorated natural: traditional round 12" ring, may have bow and natural decoration      
02 Decorated artificial: traditional round 12" ring, may have bow and artificial decoration      
03 Undecorated: traditional round 12" ring, greens only, no berries, no cones or no other attached growth      
04 Freeform: any shape, any size, any decoration      

Contacts

  • Chris Staehy
    Superintendent
    860-873-9774
    [email protected]
    278 Town St.,
    East Haddam, CT 06037
  • Kevin Staehy
    Asst. Superintendent

Committee

  • Marilyn DeMaria
  • Dirk Hansen
  • Joyce Hansen
  • Warren Herzig
  • Abby Jorsey
  • Dave Jorsey
  • Robin Jorsey
  • Bill & Kathy Kogut
  • Josh Miller