Grosmont Produce and Craft Show

Saturday 25th August 2018 in Grosmont Nave

Entry Forms, Schedule and further information can be found here

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Many of you will know about this regular event held in our wonderful nave of St Nicholas Church but for those of you who are new to the area, or simply have not attended or participated in it, here is a potted explanation.

This is a fun, relaxed show open to all ages and abilities to enter. The schedule of classes and entry form will be available on the Grosmont website, as well as some copies in the Post Office. There is a small charge to enter classes and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class are awarded. There are also several trophies to aim for with a new one this year donated in memory of Mary Thomas, who was a big supporter of the show.

Classes include Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Domestic, Home Brew, Floral arrangement and Craft as well as the ones mentioned in more detail below.

We would love to encourage new entrants. Last year we had 45 individual entrants plus two groups; let’s see if we can top that this year.

Children’s classes are open to pre-schoolers, KS1 and KS2 age groups; each child will receive a prize for entering, plus the chance to win a cash prize, and the children’s shield for the most points gained across all the classes. Sadly, last year, for the first time in the show’s history, there were no children’s entries. Let’s try and encourage our new generation in the fun of this competition; It used to be the highlight of the year for some of the now young adults. There is also a lovely Mouse and Cheese trophy, which was made by the late Geoff Reynolds and sponsored by the Gardening Club. This is presented to the child who creates and looks after the best window box, as decided by the judges (class 6B.)

With the last point in mind we have a Novelty Class which is open to all ages – to allow older children, grown up ‘children’ as well as other adults to enjoy entering these light hearted classes.

Why not get together with friends to put an entry into the Co-Operative classes? You do not have to work together throughout the year but if you find that you have a few root veg, for example, and your friends have different ones why not enter them as a group – have fun thinking of a group name.

Refreshments will be available and if you would be happy to donate a cake for this please contact Lynn Hounsome 240859. Raffle prizes would also be most welcome.

All proceeds go toward the show.

If anybody would like to sponsor any classes £1.80 covers the prize money for each class.

If you will be away but would like to enter items which can be prepared in advance please contact Karen Farr, 240078, to arrange for entries to be made on your behalf.

The only aspect we have to be strict about it that all entries must be staged and everybody out of the nave by 12 noon. There is a very tight turn around to get all the judging done by 2.15 for viewing so we ask for your cooperation in this.

Please come along and enjoy the day.

 

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