Exhibits Received: Any entry received after 5:30 will not be judged
Check-in: Friday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains Event Park, 1130 Hyatts Creek Road, Bryson City
Entry Pick-up: Claim produce by 5 p.m. on the day of the Fair. All unclaimed produce will be given away or thrown away at the end of Fair hours.
All farm produce exhibits are to be entered Friday, August 18, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Great Smoky Mountains Event Park, 1130 Hyatt Creek Road, Bryson City (any entry received after 5:30 p.m. will not be judged)
All Farm product exhibits will be judged on Saturday morning, August 19.
It is best to bring products personally to the fair contact who will help you arrange products in most attractive way possible.
Plates will be furnished for exhibits but not containers.
The number of specimens for each plate display is specified in the category list below.
Exhibitors should choose one class to exhibit each of their farm products.
Wrap fruits and vegetables separately and pack firmly in box to avoid bruising.
Label each variety plainly and place dividers to keep varieties separated.
To register your exhibit and for any questions contact Minda Daughtry, Swain County Agriculture/Horticulture Agent at phone #: (828) 488-3848 or e-mail
Produce can be picked no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day of the Fair.
All exhibits unclaimed will be given away or thrown away by the end of Fair hours.
Quality not Quantity In selecting farm products for exhibit, choose only those specimens that are uniformly of good quality, form, color, true to type and free of all insect and disease blemishes and free from cuts and bruises.
Ribbons will be awarded mainly on the basis of quality. Products should be exhibited as neatly as possible in their natural state. For apple exhibits, it’s helpful not to knock or shake fruit from the tree, but pick each specimen by hand, taking care not to pull out the stem. Categories & Classes
All produce will be exhibited on a paper plate.
Please designate name, age and address of exhibitor.
Rotten vegetables will be thrown out and ribbons will be saved for pickup.
Number in () indicates number to be included in exhibit.
8001A – Tomatoes, standard red type (3)
8001B – Tomatoes, specialty color (3)
8002A – Bell Peppers (3)
8002B – Hot Peppers (3)
8003A – Green Beans (8)
8003B – Greasy Beans (8)
8004 – Corn, slip shuck do not cut of tips (3)
8005 – Squash, Winter Variety (1)
8006 – Squash, Summer Variety (3)
8007 – Onions (3)
8008 – Cucumbers (3)
8009 – Pumpkin, large best of type (1)
8010 – Watermelon, best of type (1)
8011A – Potatoes, uniform size color (3)
8011B – Sweet Potatoes (3)
8012 – Other Fruit/Pod Vegetables*
8013 – Other Root Bulb/Tuber Vegetables*
8014 – Other Vine Vegetables*
8015 – Other Ornamental Vegetables*
8016 – Apples, best of type (3)
8017 – White Shelled (12)
8018– Brown Shelled (12)
8019 – Floral Arrangement
8020 – Flowering Annuals container grown
8021 – Flowering Perennials container grown
*NOTE: Other Vegetables – Details Other Fruit/Pod Vegetables could include: snap beans, pole beans, peas, eggplant, okra, etc. Other Root Bulb/Tuber Vegetables could include: carrots, beets, etc. Other Vine Vegetables could include: Kershaw, Candy Roaster, etc. Other Ornamental Vegetables could include gourds, decorative corn, etc.