Calling All Gardeners … It’s the Window Box Challenge!

May 20, 2016 by

Metcalfe Fair 2016 Window Box ChallengeMetcalfe Agricultural Society is celebrating its 160th Anniversary in 2016. We’re calling all gardeners and horticulturists to get involved with this celebration by planting “flowers for the Fair” – a window box with our colours (blue and gold/yellow) as the focal point, adding fillers and spillers as accents to the box. Window boxes will be judged on September 29th – the first day of our 160th Fair!

The window boxes will be displayed at the Metcalfe Fair, September 29th to October 2nd, for the public to see.

Prizes for this window box challenge, generously sponsored by Peter Magee Electric, will be: 1st - $100; 2nd - $75; 3rd - $50; 4th - $25; 5th - $10.

Window box dimensions: Minimum size 24” to a maximum size of 36” in length, and a maximum depth of the box of 10”.

Entries may be submitted, in writing, to the Fair office by June 15th. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address. Send your entry by mail to P.O. Box 29, Metcalfe ON  K0A 2P0; by fax to 613.821.0137; by email to; or drop it off at the Fair office, 2821 8th Line Road, Metcalfe.

The window box challenge is just one of the special features of the 160th Metcalfe Fair. Watch for other announcements as we get closer to Fair time!