Turlock, CA (June 27, 2019) – Don’t miss out on the exciting competitions and events hosted by the Floriculture department this year at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.
Floriculture is so much more than just floral arrangements and potted plants. There is a huge umbrella of Floriculture including: small engines, plant science, and even the marketing of plants!
“For four years, I participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and didn’t know much about Floriculture. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I learned about plant science and found my true passion,” said Lauren Cabral, MJC Plant Science Major. “If only I knew about plant science earlier, who knows where I could have been by now.”
Come join members of the area as they compete in our very own “Chopped Gone Floral” competition on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 1 p.m. Similar to the cooking show, Chopped, on Food Network, the contestants will have 45 mins to complete a floral arrangement that will be judged. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $200! We highly encourage you come check out this entertaining event sponsored by Fresh Ideas Floral Company.
In addition, Floriculture will be hosting a Small Engines competition on Friday, July 19th, 2019 starting at 5:30 p.m. Three teams will have to fix a “bug” in their small engine, a piece of landscape equipment. First team to get their engine started will be the winner!
There will also be many different hands on activities such as seed bombs, fairy garden doors, succulent plants, and the reading of the storybook “The Frightened Frog”. For any extra information, please visit our website at the following address: Stancofair.com/Fair/CompetitiveExhibits/DailyContests. The MC for all events will be the amusing, professional designer Bree Bartholomew.
For more information contact:
Adrenna Alkhas
Marketing and Communication Director
(209) 668-1333 ext. 340 – Office
“The biggest goal for the Floriculture department is to reach out to the next generation of students as well as fairgoers. We want to include the thoughts and opinions of others and see what our community finds to be interesting. There is so much to be a part of when it comes to floriculture and all that it entails. It’s all about finding your niche. It is not just for those apart of a garden club or any specific program, anyone can do it and we encourage you to come and find out more! We would love to have you,” said Bunnie Becker, Floriculture Superintendent.
The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12th for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 108 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 20, 2019. Corporate ticket sales will also be available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at www.stancofair.com.
The 2019 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2019 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.
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The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology. For more information about the award-winning Stanislaus County Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.