The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.
The 2017 show will take place on Sunday 3rd September
Non-residents of the parish are very welcome, either as exhibitors
or to stock up with fresh produce in the auction.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES can be downloaded from HERE
Exhibitors should bring their entries to the hall between 10.00am and 12 noon.
The Hall re-opens 3pm for viewing by residents and non-residents, cakes, teas, presentations, etc
** Big auction of fresh produce ** – all grown/prepared locally – from approx 4pm
Don’t forget: this year’s show includes a new category for kids
“GROW YOUR OWN FRUIT OR VEG, AND EXHIBIT IN THE SHOW ANY THREE SEPARATE ITEMS – YOUR CHOICE”.
Judging will be by two age groups: under 9 years, and 9-12.
*[Please also note recommendations from the new judges:
– Tomatoes, soft fruits and apples should still have their calyx/spider/stalk attached
– Exhibits in jars should use new lids – i.e. not commercial ones]
|OPEN CLASS||Maureen Cooke 36||Rita Collier 33||David Ashworth 8|
|FLOWERS||Rita Collier 11||Heather Wilson 7||Margaret Marsden & Jan Hewson 6|
|MISC||Maureen Cooke 23||joint Brenda Hughes & Sheila Ashworth 8|
|ALAN HUGHES CUP||Heather Wilson|
|MAN MADE CAKE||Dave Cooke|
|TEENAGE CAKE||Marcus Ferguson|
|GROWN IN HOLCOT||Frank Hodgson 45||joint Pam & Martin Wilson and Rita Collier 17|
|OUTSTANDING VEGETABLE EXHIBIT||Frank Hodgson|
|OUTSTANDING FLORAL EXHIBIT||David Ashworth|
|BEST IN SHOW||Heather Wilson|
|SCARECROW COMPETITION WINNER||Rosie Walker|
To make it easier for EVERYONE to join in the Flower and Vegetable Show, we offer:
(1) Access to the official books which give hints and tips to anyone who’d like to try their hand at exhibiting their produce at such shows.
To see these books please contact Phil Scordellis (07785 347 297, or email@example.com);
But also (2), we’ve extracted from these books some of the MAJOR HINTS & TIPS, and attached these to this web-page below. Please click on these links.
[Disclaimers: these edited extracts are provided purely to be helpful, and without liability:
a. Don’t forget that the judges are volunteers, and so may use their own, different, criteria to choose the winners
b. The attached files may mention classes of produce which are not included in the Holcot schedule this year – please check the schedule when you’re deciding what to exhibit.
c.The website editor has done his best to ensure that the attached files closely match the original words in the books, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy! We acknowledge the copyright of the Royal Horticultural Society and WI on the original text before we edited it.]
Alternatively (3), if you want to buy your own copy of the latest edition of these books:
– The WI book is called On with the Show, and is available by sending a cheque for £10 payable to the NFWI, to Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit, Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon Oxon OX 13 6NW.