Show Your Grow

Submissions for the Live Plant Competition Are Now Open! Winning plants will be displayed at the Oregon Growers and Consumers Fair on Sunday, August 13. Commercial and amatuer growers are encouraged to enter and “Show their Grow”. Plants for the Competition need to arrive by 7:00AM for setup. Awards will be presented at 4:20PM on Saturday, August 12

The Deadline to register is Monday, July 31st.

Cost: $75 per plant entry (includes a full-day pass to the Show on Saturday, August 12)



Submission Categories
  • Sativa
  • Indica
  • Hybrid
Submission Criteria

A panel of judges will rate the plants based on the following criteria:

  • Color
  • Shape and structure
  • Node stacking
  • Leaf structure
  • Aroma
  • General health and lack of pest
Competition Rules

The plant you bring must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Plants can be grown in any medium
  • All plants must be in vegetative (non-flowering) form
  • Plants must arrive 8/12 by 7am for set-up
  • 1 plant per category per grower
  • Size of plant is not restricted (3-4 ft. tall is encouraged)
Farmer Tom Lauerman
Pioneer Pete

Plant Check-in Specialist

Todd Dalotto

Todd Dalotto is a horticultural scientist, public policy consultant, and court-qualified expert witness specializing in cannabis. He has a horticultural research degree with emphasis on sustainable agriculture and plant breeding from Oregon State University, is former Chair of the Oregon Health Authority’s Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM), as well as the ACMM’s Horticulture, Research & Safety Committee, has served on various legislative and rules advisory committees for the State of Oregon, helped draft the regulations for Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program, and serves on Americans for Safe Access’ Patient-Focused Certification Review Board.

Todd founded the United States’ first hemp food business Hungry Bear Hemp Foods, authored the world’s first hemp cookbook The Hemp Cookbook: From Seed to Shining Seed (Inner Traditions), founded Oregon’s first cannabis medical clinic, education & support center, Compassion Center, and teaches the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.

His research objectives over the past seventeen years include breeding of in-bred lines, growth, development, morphology, phytochemistry, yields, and cultural practices. He is president of CAN! Research, Education & Consulting in Albany, Oregon, where he innovates and implements protocol for the scientific research of cannabis, teaches, and consults businesses & individuals on the horticultural science and public policy of cannabis. Todd can be reached through his website:

Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete your entry online. Register here!
There is one plant allowed per grower, per category. (indica, sativa, hybrid). Please note that plants must be in a vegetative state.
There will be a growhouse built and secured on the fairgrounds with air conditioning, ventilation and lighting to preserve the plants and returned in a healthy condition. – Winners will be asked to provide a feeding and watering schedule to preserve the plants overnight and during the fair.

If you have a plant at your booth, you are responsible for the care of the plant.

Plants will be assigned an anonymous number upon check-in and will be rated by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:

    • Color
    • Shape and structure
    • Node stacking
    • Leaf structure
    • Aroma
    • General health and lack of pest
Plants will have regular indoor lighting for the 8 hours they are there. Winners will be lit with T5″s on a timer.
On the 12th at 4:15pm unless you are a winner then 4pm on the 13th. Will plants have lighting?

Participant Notice

The Fairgrounds are a state-run facility and we have worked very hard to bring them to our side of the table. There is no consumption at the fairgrounds. Please do all you can on your part to protect the relationship with the fairgrounds and refrain from, and discourage, any cannabis consumption within your staff and event attendees.

Check out our 2016 Winners

1st Place Winners

Sativa – Uplifted Farms
Indica – Uplifted Farms
Hybrid – Canna Manna

2nd Place Winners

Sativa- Far Fetched Farms
Indica – Synergy Farms
Hybrid – Royal Ambrosia

3rd Place Winners

Sativa – WAH Farms
Indica – Sky High Farms
Hybrid – AHSG Farms