Vegetables, Fruit and Flower Section
Well you could virtually grow anything and there would be a class for it.
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 recycled back pack. Our new class continues this year with an insect house or bug hotel 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, which are in memory of prize winning resident and councillor John Tubby, sweet peas, pansies and fuschias, plus pots for the patio. The new class introduced is a flower pot person using recycled or traditional pots - again the judges will be round the week before to look and admire, but can be brought to the show if feasible. All we need now is some sunshine and only a little bit of rain.
Hoping for a 'Heat Wave' this year, plus 'Lasting Beauty' using dried flowers and seed heads or an arrangement based on a book title - for beginners a flower arrangement just using two colours (plus foliage so that's three) Have a go, you might win!
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 July, where you will be able to find more information and entry forms. Sections are listed below.
Titles in this section are - Vibrant, It's a Bug's Life, I wish I hadn't done that, Waters Edge, Rear View and Best Friends - 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 'Olympics' to be non-alcoholic! and a cocktail in 'Celebration of VE Day.
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 photo of your uniform, a WW11 item, a commemorative mug, an old kitchen utensil or a military toy - next stop Antiques Roadshow!
Entries for 2020 include a Yorkshire Parkin, a hand made door stop, an arrangement of garden flowers in a teapot and a photo entitled 'Reflections'.
Usual classes of wheat, barley, oats, hay and oilseed rape, plus potatoes and eggs, and grasses or cereals in a jug, then have a look for an old farm photo ( you don't have to be a farmer), then have a go at competitions on wildlife and feathered friends. That'll keep you busy.
Topics this year are a picture in any medium, a charcoal/pencil drawing or a table centre piece. Start composing your limericks about VE Day or make any 3D piece.
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 RABBIT - to be purchased from the HUB or 19 Forge Lane, Welsh Rarebit anyone!
In Memory of Ruth McLeod
On your marks, get set, BAKE! In our bake off tent you will be judged on an iced birthday cake, chocolate brownies macarons, to name but a few- what a choice - and that's just three!
Men's Baking requires a baked cheesecake - for sweet tooths!
Under 16's can have a go at decorated biscuits, banana and chocolate loaf, hedgehog bread rolls and cheese straws. Yum.
In the preserves section, the usual classes of marmalade, curd, jams, honey and chutney appear together with a jar of pickle.
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 free time activity here. Under 4's can make a handprint picture, a decorated pot, threaded pasta jewellery or a painting of 'me'. Older 5-7's can get creative making a log creature , paintings of your house or the seaside plus there's much more creativity going on. 8-11's can be imaginative in making an upcycled dog toy or a hero portrait plus lots of other art and crafty ideas, 12- 15's can also make some birthday bunting or a tin can bird feeder or get taking photos of the weather - there must be a flood photo somewhere!
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.