Tony Antes
545 Conklin Forks Rd.
Conklin, NY 13748-1631


VI District Memoranda Publisher and Website Manager


Seen at "The Great New York State Fair" 
2019 version, our new Director, Annemarie Ramirez, 
Tracy Welder, our new 2nd Assistant in charge of the Flower Show, and Margaret Bryant, a true Flower Show "Perennial"!
A picture of Papilio glaucus 
on  Echinacea purpurea
Tiger Swallowtails on Purple Coneflowers
Hydrangea 'Incrediball' with Monarda didyma
Here's some 
"Eye Candy" 
for your viewing pleasure!
By now, hopefully, you are aware that 
"The Great New York State Fair Flower Show" 
will take place again this year. 
Full details are not yet available, but here is a list of the 2023 shows:

2023 Artistic Design Show Schedule:
Wednesday, August 23 – Monday, August 28 – Life in Bloom 
Tuesday, August 29 – Monday, September 4 – Floral Therapy 
Wednesday, August 23 – Monday, September 4 – Botanical Arts: Photography 

The State Fair Interim Director says:
Any gardener - master or amateur – or floral artist may enter any of the competitions. “As the old adage goes, ‘April showers bring May flowers’ and we can’t wait to see those flowers – and other floral delights – back at the Great New York State Fair this summer,” said Interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “So many people, of all ages and backgrounds, have fond memories of walking through the Horticulture Building, literally stopping to smell the roses and an array of other beautiful scents. As we continue to bounce back from the pandemic and plan the 2023 Fair, it’s encouraging to see this sign–a return to normalcy–sprouting up. We are incredibly thankful to our dedicated volunteers, like Fred Miller, for bringing this treasured tradition back to life.”