Home and Crafts Product Show

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Report

The day of the 2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show dawned dry enough, but rather quickly turned wet. This didn’t deter the exhibitors too much and a fair array of home produced produce, in a range of categories, was presented for show. From mighty marrows down to baby blueberries, gorgeous gateaux to tempting tarts, together with jams and chutneys, colourful floral displays and a selection of colour and monochrome photos. Plenty for the judges to (often literally) get their teeth into.

Time then to say a big thank you to them:- Mick (theTaster) Tongue, Eric Burton (he knows his onions), Roger (Photo) Phipp and for the floral entries Val Coulter .

Thanks also to all those who entered – it’s not just the winners that make a show after all! Credit must be given where it is due though. In the fruit and veg category, the cup winners, with an impressive display of massive vegetables, were Tim Twist and Jan Gregory. On the baking and preserves side, this year’s overall champs were Pam Pennington and Sue Atkins. The winner of the camera cup was John Coulter. The winners of the overall highest points total for all exhibits was Tim and Jan. A bottle of bubbly was duly presented.

Mention must also be made of a couple of unusual individual entries – notable for their novelty. Showing that it’s not just the old favourites that take the prizes. How about a courgette spongecake covered with lime buttercreamand topped off with lime zest and maltesers? A well deserved First Prize in the cake section. Also to mention – an elderflower and gooseberry chutney to tickle the taste buds. Nice combo!

The traditional auction at the end of the show it has to be said was a little light on numbers. Probably due to the weather. Consequently some bargains were to be had, considering the time and effort that had gone into all the exhibits. Most everyone carried off something to enjoy at home.

So thanks again to all for taking part, whether exhibitors, organisers or visitors, and particularly to all at the Family Tree for hosting the event. See you next year!

 

WSC Craft and Produce Show 2016

WSC Craft and Produce Show 2016

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

2016 WSC Craft and Produce Show

Publicity for the event

Whatstandwell Social Club is busy preparing for their annual Home Crafts and Produce Show, which will be held on Saturday 3rd September at The Family Tree, Whatstandwell.

The show will feature all the usual favourites including fruit and vegetables, flowers and house plants, home baking, bread, needlecraft, handicrafts and photography.

Everyone is welcome to take part and entry is free; simply turn up between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 6th September to enter your exhibits free of charge.  The show opens at 3 pm with prizes and trophies presented at 3.15 pm followed by an auction of the produce at 3.30 pm.  The show has been a great success in previous years and hopefully will continue to be this year.

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Details for this year’s Homecrafts & Garden Produce Show have been finalised.  Classes and times are as follows:

Saturday 3rd September 2016 – The Family Tree

10 am – 12 Noon Entries to the Show received
(Book exhibits in early to avoid disappointment)
No charge for exhibiting
3.00pm Show open to public (Free Admission)
3.15pm Presentation of Trophies & Prizes
3.30pm Auction of Produce
4.00pm Removal of exhibits

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES OPEN TO ALL

SECTION 1 – VEGETABLES
1. Cabbage (1)
2. Onions (3)
3. Tomatoes (5)
4. Potatoes (5)
5. Parsnips (3)
6. Beetroot (3)
7. Carrots (3)
8. Cucumbers (1)
9. Courgettes (3)
10. Runner Beans (5)
11. Leeks (3)
12. Heaviest Onion (1)
13. Longest Runner Bean (1)
14. Any Other Vegetable (1)

SECTION 2 – FRUIT
15. Cooking Apples (3)
16. Eating Apples (3)
17. Pears (3)
18. Plums(5)
19. Damsons (5)
20. Any Other Fruit

SECTION 3 – FLOWERS
21. Carnations
22. Single Rose
23. Chrysanthemums
24. Gladioli (3)
25. Dahlias (3)
26. Mixed vase of flowers

SECTION 4 – PRESERVES
27. Jams
28. Curds
29. Marmalades
30. Chutney
31. Pickled Onions
32. Any Other Preserves

SECTION 5 – HOME BAKING & BREAD
33. Country Fruit Cake
34. Victoria Sponge
35. Fruit Scones
36. Chocolate Cake
37. Biscuits & Shortbread
38. Any other Cake
39. Apple Pie
40. Plain White or Brown Loaf
41. Bread Rolls White or Brown

SECTION 6 – PHOTOGRAPHS
42. Water
43. Local
44. Transport
45. Animals

SECTION 7 – CHILDRENS
46.  Miniature Garden
47.  Decorated Biscuit