4-H Sunflower Contest

We’ve heard back from several 4-H members participating in the sunflower contest this year and each said that their sunflowers were smaller ornamentals this year, and not the typical large-head flowers that we have had in years past.  Because of this, we are changing our judging format this year!   This year our judging categories are:

  • Most Colorful
  • Smallest
  • Largest
  • Most Unusual
  • Ugliest
  • Most Flawless

For those of you who are participating in the Buncombe County 4-H Sunflower Contest, your sunflowers are due in the 4-H Office Thursday September 2nd NO LATER THAN 5:00pm.  The Judging will begin here in our office at 8:00am, Friday September 3rd.  You DO NOT need to sign up in advance or complete an entry form for the Buncombe County contest. 4-H’ers are welcome to pick up their sunflowers anytime between 10:00am and 5:00pm on Friday September 3rd, or anytime between 8:00am and 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 7th.  Our office will be closed Monday September 6th for Labor Day.

For those 4-H’ers entering their sunflowers into the NC Mountain State Fair Contests, sunflowers can be turned in at the Fair Monday, September 6th and Tuesday, September 7th.   Please be sure to pick up your sunflower from the 4-H office with enough time to get it to the Fair on either of these days.   If you are entering your sunflower in the NC Mountain State Fair, you will need to register by August 30th, 2010 online by clicking here.

You will need the following information when completing the online form:

Class Description:  Sunflower Largest Head
Age Class 6-8 Number:  KA048
Age Class 9-13 Number:  KA348
Age Class 14-19 Number:  KA648
Class Description:  Sunflower, Annual One Bloom
Age Class 6-8 Number:  MA198
Age Class 9-13 Number:  MA248
Age Class 14-19 Number:  MA296

We hope to see plenty of sunflowers this year at the 4-H office for the contest!  Good luck to you all!