The Winston Salem Florist Association brings it's design talents to the 2023 Carolina Classic Fair.
September 29th thru October 8th
The numbers are in: 270,190 guests attended the Carolina Classic Fair—including 16,805 attendees on Friday, September 29, the largest opening day since 2013. Overall attendance was up 18% over 2022’s Carolina Classic Fair, which had a total attendance of 229,761. In addition to an uptick in attendees, the Carolina Classic Fair also experienced an increase in the number of competitive entries, which includes everything from livestock and produce to canned food items, flowers and arts & crafts . . . The fair received more than 400 competitive entries versus 2022, landing at 19,325 entries for the 2023 Carolina Classic Fair.
The Winston Salem Florist Association proudly participated in this year’s fair. The theme used by it’s designers was named, “I Like Calling North Carolina Home.”
Competitors had several design areas to choose from and were instructed to create interpretive pieces for the following specifics. Ocracoke Beach, Asheville’s Biltmore Estates Buffet, North Carolina Military sympathy, Reed NC gold and emeral mines jewelry, Cherokee headdress, Winston’s Reynolda Gardens bridal bouquet. Congratulations to all that participated from around the state. Everyone did a fabulous job.
Below, we have included some pictures of the different designs. The excellence of the finished product just shows that the association’s designers are top-notch and some owe their know-how to many hours of study amongst top designers and also thru techniques learned in the education process of the association.
If you’re curious and new to our association and want to dive head first into the floral design industry, you’ll want to begin with the correct education. The NCSFA along with the Texas State Florist Association offers a comprehensive design study that includes online study ending up with a hands-on school that will prepare you for the floral industry with a final Certificate of Completion and Certified Professional Florist designation that will allow you to have the early tool to land a great designers job at any florist. READ MORE . . .