Citrus Exhibits & Garden Entries
2023 Cloverdale Citrus Fair – February 17-20
In the beginning, the exhibits and displays included little more than wooden frameworks with a few oranges affixed to the structures. Today, community members with service clubs, churches, schools, and individuals vie for the most outstanding entry eagerly contributing their exceptionally varied talents with spirited competition. Rules now require that a minimum of ninety dozen citrus fruits be used on an exhibit and fifty percent of these fruits to be oranges.
Fair visitors are greeted by elaborate, three-dimensional exhibits, some as high as eighteen feet. The judges consider the overall effect and appropriateness of the theme, but the real focus is on technique and workmanship.