Otero County Fair and
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Indoor Exhibits
* Home Economics and Crafts
* Farm Products
* Fine Arts
* Flower Show
* Photography
* 4-H Exhibits
* Agricultural Mechanics Contest
* School Art
Flower Show Sponsors
Youth Plagues:
   Flowering Desert Garden Club
"Best of Show" Trophy:
   Alamogordo Flower Company
Photos: Flower Show
Grand Champion
A Grand Champion, 2012
Flower Show
Flower Show
Flower Show
Flower Show
Otero County Fair, Indoor Exhibits: Flower Show
Sponsored by the Flowering Desert Garden Club
  Entries close at 9:30 am on the Wednesday of the fair.

Entry Fees:
   There are no Entry Fees
   For information call: (575) 434-6491

General eligibility and instructions

1. Delivery and removal of entries, ribbons and awards will be in accordance with the Calendar of Events  and Delivery Times for Exhibits shown in this book.

2. Any amateur flower grower or gardener in Otero County may exhibit, whether a member of a garden club or not.

3. Entries should be carefully groomed and free of dust, soil, insects and discolored leaves. No leaf shine. Each specimen must be trimmed and ready to be placed in a container.

4. All exhibits will be classified and judged against their own name, color and size, even though not listed on the schedule.

5. If possible, all specimens should be correctly named and labeled.

6. All entries must be checked with the Classification and Entry Committees.

7. The decision of the judges is final.

8. The OCFA nor the Flower Show Committee will be responsible for damage to exhibits, or for exhibits not removed at the stated times.

9. Any container larger than 18" must be handled and placed by the exhibitor.

10. Previous blue ribbon entries may not be entered in subsequent shows.

   Category 1 (ages up to 7)
   Category 2 (ages 8 to 11)
   Category 3 (ages 12 to 15)

Class 1, Roses

 A. 1 stem
 B. 3 stems, same variety

Class 1, Potted Plants
 A. Flowering
 B. Foliage

  Category 4 (ages 16 and older)

Class 1, Roses
 A. Hybrid Tea
 B. Floribunda
 C. Grandiflora
 D. Miniatures
 E. Other

Class 2, Daisy
 A. 1 stem
 B. 3 stems

Class 3, Aster

Class 4, Gaillardia

Class 5, Marigold
 A. 3 stems, same variety
 B. 3 stems, different varieties

Class 6, Petunia

Class 7, Snapdragon

Class 8, Cosmos
 A.3 stems, same variety

Class 9, Vinca

Class 10, New Mexico Native Blooms
 A. 3 stems

Class 11, Other

DIVISION 2 Herbs - 3 stems
A. Flowering
 B. Non-flowering

Class 1, Potted Plants (other than Cacti or Succulent)
 A. Flowering
 B. Foliage
 C. New Mexico Native

Class 2, Hanging Plants
 A. Flowering
 B. Foliage

Class 3, Succulents - other than cacti
 A. Flowering
 B. Foliage

Class 4, Cactus
 A. Flowering
 B. Non-flowering
 C. New Mexico Native

Class 5, Combination Plantings
 A. Planter - two or more vatieties
 B. Dish Garden


1. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 3rd places in all classes, and subdivisions of each if merited.

2. A Sweepstakes trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor with the greatest number of blue ribbons.  In case of a tie, red ribbons will be counted.

3. Adult Category Championship rosettes will be awarded, if merited, to the best rose, potted plant, hanging plant, cactus, succulent, herb, native plant and other cut flowers.

4. Youth Category - Championship rosettes will be awarded, if warranted, to the best rose or cut flower and potted plant in each age group. Ribbons will be awarded: 1 for each Division in each Category for each of the three age groups (6 total).

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Otero County Fair Association
401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Phone: (575) 434-0788


Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

          Otero County Fair Association, 2017