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It’s Weed Show Time Again

Weed5TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA: This November, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will again host its Annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, located at 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California. This uniquely 29 Palms event will be open to the public on Saturday (8 Nov) from noon to 4 pm and Sunday (9 Nov) from 10 am to 4 pm. There is no fee to enter your creation in the competition or to come view the show.

weed4The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions, drawing participants from across the Morongo Basin and attendees from across Southern California, the United States, and even the world. This annual display, now in its seventh decade, features artistic arrangements of indigenous desert vegetation as well as found objects both natural and man-made — a desert rendition of the traditional concept of floral display. Each show follows a specific theme. Entries are judged on subject matter, use of desert vegetation, use of accessories, artistic composition and originality. Awards will be granted in twelve categories, with a People’s Choice award to be decided by visitors to the exhibition.

This year Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Weed Show Committee selected a theme based on the nursery rhymes we all learned as children. Please ensure you read all the rules as well as the categories.


Learned at birth
To give us mirth
Then stuck in our heads
Until were dead
No matter the season
We don’t need a reason
To take the time
To have fun with rhymes

2014 Weed Show Categories are:

weed1Category 1 – Queen of Hearts – Sun Purple Glass – Arrangement using Museum Quality (flawless–see rules) sun purple glass as an accessory.

Category 2 – Humpty Dumpty – Broken Sun Purple Glass – Composition using Broken Sun Purple glass (broken or imperfect) as an accessory.

Category 3 – Ency Weency Spider – Miniature 3x3x3 – 3x3x3 overall composition.

Category 4 – Wee Willie Winkie – Miniature 6x6x6 – 6x6x6 overall composition.

Category 5 – Simple Simon – Composition using an item associated with cooking as an accessory.

Category 6 – Old Mother Hubbard – Composition using an item pioneers or homesteaders would use as an accessory.

Category 7 – Jack & Jill – Composition using a water related item as an accessory.

Category 8 – Baa Baa Black Sheep – Composition using 3 related items as an accessory. Items don’t need to match.

Category 9 – Hickory Dickory Dock – Composition using a timepiece as an accessory.

Category 10 – Fee Fi Foe Fum – Oversized composition to be staged outside. (Any entry which exceeds the length, width, height, or weight limitations set out in the rules are placed outside.)

Category 11 – One, Two, Buckle My Shoe – Kids 8 and under – Composition using any item from the rhyme as an accessory.

Category 12 – Sticks & Stones – Kids 9 to 12 – Composition using sticks and stones as an accessory.

Rules for entering the 2014 Weed Show as well as photos of previous years entries are located on the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s website at

Weed Show is a service mark of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.
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Les Snodgrass
President & Webmaster
Twentynine Palms Historical Society
6760 National Park Dr.
P.O. Box 1926
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is a non-profit educational organization classified by the Internal Revenue Service as 501/c3, and was incorporated under California State Codes on August 23, 1982 and is not funded by any city, county, state or federal agency. Gifts, contributions, endowments, and material donations are all, or partially, tax deductible.


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