In Memory of Alby Dale
Potatoes, all sorts of beans, onions and eschalots, cabbage, carrots, peas and leeks, salad vegetables and tomatoes, not forgetting novices, who have not won first prizes before, who can try a selection of 3 home grown vegetables or fruit or a vegetable and a flower together - someone must be proud of something. The novice section for children, this year is to grow a vase of annuals or a flower or vegetable grown in a wellie boot. Our new class continues this year with a huge courgette plant in situ - which will be viewed by the judges in the week prior to the Feast.
In Memory of Celia Clarkson
Flowers range from annuals to dahlias, sweet peas, pansies and fuschias, plus pots for the patio. The new class introduced is a Herb Garden in a Wheelbarrow - again the judges will be round the week before to look and admire. All we need now is some sunshine and only a little bit of rain.
Moon landings are a theme this year, plus down the garden path, or an arrangement of herbs in a kitchen container - not difficult or for beginners a flower arrangement in an unusual container. Have a go, you might win!
Click the link above for the 2019 schedule
Suggestions of what you may be cultivating, brewing, cooking or fabricating have been posted here. The Schedule, also available to view on the link above, will be available from the Hub from July, where you will be able to find more information and entry forms. Sections are listed below.
Vegetables, Fruit and Flower Section
Well you could virtually grow anything and there would be a class for it.
Titles in this section are - In the land of nod, A man's home is his castle, The 'B' word, Run,run,run, With ice cream or The sky broke like an egg and the water caught fire - a well supported section - what pictures have you taken in the past year.
The usual classes of red and white wine and liqueur appear, together with 'On the Moon' to be non-alcoholic! and a cocktail in 'Celebration of the Rugby World Cup in Japan' .
Again a nice selection this year, all pre 1980, we must all have a something tucked away at the back of a book case or in the attic - select your teenage fashion disaster , childhood space toy, moon landing memorabilia, record pre '69, any old branded item - next stop Antiques Roadshow!
Entries for 2019 include a cake made using a vegetable, flowers 'Fancy footwear' arranged in your choice of footwear, or a photo of a local village scene.
Usual classes of wheat, barley, oats, hay and oilseed rape, plus potatoes and eggs, then have a look for an old farm photo or my fondest childhood farm memory ( you don't have to be a farmer), then have a go at being a wildlife detective. That'll keep you busy.
In Memory of Ruth McLeod
On your marks, get set, BAKE! In our bake off tent you will be judged on oat biscuits, treacle tart, bread rolls, teacakes, coffee and walnut cake, cakes containing ale or vegetables, cornish pasties or Yorkshire Fat Rascals - what a choice!
Men's Baking requires bite size sausage rolls - big mouths!
Under 16's can have a go at space themed biscuits, savoury muffins, flapjack or a fruit upside down cake.
In the preserves section, the usual classes of marmalade, curd, jams, honey and chutney appear together with a jar of pickle.
Titles this year include a portrait in black and white, a bowl or basket of fruit, or all creatures great and small, in any medium but size specific. Start composing your limericks about Moon Landing or make a child's mobile.
Again if you've been busy crafting there'll be a class for you, have a look and see what class you can enter
Special Family Entry - MDF cutout
This year one large, titled, themed and decorated MOLE - to be purchased from the HUB or 19 Forge Lane, what a mole teaser!
Children's Entries - ages between 4 and 15
Age sections are 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15. More information and more classes in the Schedule.
Lots of holiday activity here. Under 4's can make a footprint picture, a log creature, a decorated pebble or a painting of their favourite animal. Older 5-7's can get creative making a recycked model, a superhero mask, a beach scene plus much more creativity going on. 8-11's can be imaginative in making a Lego model or an origami model plus lots of other art and crafty ideas, 12- 15's can also complete a set colouring piece , get taking photos of the family pet and more.
There's many more classes and details in the schedule, so click the link above or get one and be creative. Don't forget the Fancy Dress at 2pm in the Arena too.