Summer show schedule, 2016

The schedule for the summer show is much longer than that for the spring show, so this is a summary. Full details, rules and an entry form (returnable by Saturday 6 August – no late entries will be permitted, ahem) can be obtained from shops in the village including the Post Office, An Artist’s Garden (opposite the garage, who will also have copies) and from the show organisers, Brian and Anita. Entry fees are 20p per entry for members in all classes, and 35p for non-members – open classes only. There are no fees for children.

Please don’t try and enter without checking out the full schedule – there’s much more information in there that you will need, including maximum sizes, etc. And you can have two entries in a class, as long as they are different varieties.

Section One: Vegetables and fruit
I. Three beetroot
2. Three pods of peas
3. Three pods of French beans
4. Two courgettes, a matching pair
5. Three sticks of rhubarb
6. Three cooking apples
7. Three eating apples
8. A cucumber
9. A table marrow
10. Heaviest potato
11. Head of garlic
12. Longest runner bean
13. Six cherry tomatoes

OPEN CLASSES:
14. Three white potatoes
15. Three coloured potatoes
16. Three onions from seed
17. Three onions from sets
18. Five shallots
19. Three pods of runner beans
20. Three tomatoes
21. A cabbage, with roots
22. A dish of soft fruit, one variety
23. A bunch of six named herbs in a jam jar
24. Any other fruit not listed above (one variety)
25. Any vegetable not listed in section 1 (one variety).

Section Two: Flowers and pot plants
26. Three French marigolds
27. Three pinks
28. Three pansies
29. Three blooms of hydrangea (mop head)
30. Three blooms of hydrangea (lace cap)
31. Three stems of annual sweet peas
32. A stem of a flowering shrub
33. Any other flower, three stems
34. A pot fuchsia
35. A pot geranium
36. A pot begonia in flower
37. A house plant for foliage
38. A cactus or succulent
39. Mixed flowers in a jam jar, max 15 stems, different varieties

OPEN CLASSES:
40. A specimen rose
41. Three specimen gladioli
42. A houseplant in flower, not listed above
43. Three dahlias, same variety
44. Five dahlias, different varieties.

Section Three: Floral art
45: Minature arrangement
46. Petite decoration
47. An arrangement using three flowers with foliage
48. Traditional
49. A modern arrangement, theme: 90th year

OPEN CLASS:
50. An assorted foliage arrangement.

Section Four: Produce and wine
(must be dated this year to enable comparison between younger and more mature entries)
51. A jar of fruit curd
52. Jar of pickles
53. Jar of chutney
54. Jar of marmalade
55. Jar of jelly
56. Jar of dark fruit jam
57. Jar of jam (any other fruit)

OPEN CLASSES:
58. Sloe or damson gin
59. Blackberry whisky
60. Homemade lemonade
61. White wine
62. Red wine
63. Apricot vodka
64. Elderflower syrup

Section Five: Photography. OPEN CLASSES.
65. Wildflower meadow
66. Ornamental gate

Section Six: Craft. OPEN CLASSES. Entries must not have previously been shown here
67. A hand-embroidered piece
68. A piece of hand-made jewellery
69. A craft item in soft material
70. A knitted article
71. A piece of pictorial artwork, unframed

Section Seven: Handicraft. OPEN CLASS
72. Any item crafted in hard material – wood, slate, etc.

Section Eight: Cookery. OPEN CLASSES
73. Five decorated cupcakes
74. Three fruit scones
75. 1lb bara brith, using own recipe
76. Victoria sponge, two eggs
77. 1lb cottage loaf
78. Treacle tart

Section Nine: Children. OPEN CLASSES. For all age groups, a painting, drawing or item of cookery with a royal theme
79. 7 years and younger
80. 8-11 years
81: 12-15 years

If you’re thinking about entering some of the open classes, consider this… there are so many more classes which you can ever if you’re a member, and the show is such fun, that it’s got to be worth joining us. Only £5, too. You’ll probably win that back with your heaviest potato, jar of chutney and miniature floral decoration (yes, there are modest prizes, and some awards).

 

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