Christmas Trees

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Entries open to COOS and ESSEX Counties only.
  2. Exhibitors may enter any or all classes by submitting only one entry in each.
  3. Trees should be 6 to 9 feet in height. Height to be measured from the butt (bottom of the handle) to the tip of the leader. (Handle should be between 6” and 9” in length.)
  4. Trees will be judged on:
    1. Foliage-density, insect and disease damage, freshness.
    2. Handle-condition and length.
    3. Taper 40-70% for Spruce and Fir, 40-90% for Pine.
    4. Top-condition and length (should be consistent with symmetry of tree).
    5. Number of faces.
    6. Overall merchantability of tree.
  5. All wreaths should be of natural conifer greens and constructed on a 12” ring. Any combination of greens is permitted.
  6. Undecorated wreaths will be judged for their construction while decorated wreaths will be additionally judged for the type of decorations and arrangement.
  7. Trees and wreaths should be brought to the Fair Grounds no later than Tuesday night.

Send Entries to:
Barb Peaslee Smith
304 Pleasant Valley Road
Lancaster, NH 03584

Class 1. Sheared Tree
Any tree showing visible signs of shearing or clipping will be judged in the section.
Lot 1. Spruce
Lot 2. Fir
Lot 3. Pine

1st – $50.00; 2nd – $35.00; 3rd – $30.00; 4th – $25.00.

A single Grand Champion Tree will be selected – $50.00.

Class 2. “PEOPLE’S CHOICE”

1st – $50.00
One prize only TBA on Sunday

Class 3. Decorated Christmas Tree

1st – $50.00; 2nd – $45.00; 3rd – $40.00; 4th – $35.00; 5th – $30.00.

Class 4. Christmas Wreaths
Lot 1 – Undecorated Christmas Wreaths:

1st – $10.00; 2nd – $9.00; 3rd – $8.00; 4th – $7.00.

Lot 2 – Decorated Wreaths:

1st – $15.00; 2nd – $13.00; 3rd – $11.00; 4th – $10.00.

Exhibitors may display name and location of Christmas farm AFTER completion of judging at exhibit with appropriate sign not to exceed six inches by 12 inches.

Judges may withhold prizes for insufficient merit and judges or superintendent may remove from public view any entry, or part thereof, which, in their opinion, discredits the exhibition.

Contact:
Matthew Smith, Director
304 Pleasant Valley Road
Lancaster, NH 03584
Tel: (603) 788-3573