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And the winner is...

This year's ribbons have been awarded and we'll be announcing the champs and sharing photos of their winning specimens shortly!

Thanks to all who entered our 2021 Plant Show!

A longtime Minnesota State Fair tradition, this show draws hundreds of entries and thousands of viewers, sparking interest in plants and giving the public up-close access to new varieties for home and garden. The competition cultivates aesthetic sense and artistic skills, highlighting excellent specimens and creative use of plant material. It also promotes improved horticultural practices in the home, garden and community. 

The goal of our Judging & Exhibiting Society is to share knowledge and a love of gardening through educational meetings, plant shows and publications. Judging & Exhibiting helps people grow beautiful specimens for exhibitions and fairs and gain excellent skills in creating fascinating designs out of plant material.

For a list of current judges, email us.

How to Enter

Drop off your plant(s) and register on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 between 12 and 5:30 p.m. in the Ag/Hort Building. See map.

Show Schedule

The 2021 show ran Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26-27. Entries accepted Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Stay tuned for more info about our August 2022 show.

Plant Tags

To speed up the registration process, you may pre-print your tag online. Tags will also be available at registration.


Interested in helping? Brush elbows with some of the coolest plants (and growers!) in the Midwest by volunteering at the show on Wednesday, Aug. 25.