Flower, Vegetable & Baking Show 2023
At the Stanley Gala, Saturday 5th August 12-5pm
St Peter's Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, WF3 4HW
NEW THIS YEAR!
HANDICRAFTS—OTHER PLANTS & BLOOMS—CHILDREN’S CRAFTS
ALL AGES EVENT
ADULT – 50p per entry
JUNIORS - free (11 & under and 12 – 17 years)
Enter as many classes as you like!
The Schedule and registration forms for the 2023 Show are now available.
The deadline for registration is 3rd August 2023 but it is helpful to our planning if you can register early. You can enter by completing the entry form below and sending payment to:
Stanley Residents Group
Account no.: 57719660
Sort Code: 30-98-97
Please use the following reference: "VEG"+ your initials
Alternatively, you can collect a hard copy of the schedule from:
The Library at the Community Centre
Leaflet dispensers— 403 Aberford Road & Little Library, Lake Lock Road
You can return registration forms by post (to the letterbox outside Stanley Nursery at the Little Library), with the cash amount.
As the show develops, we continue to learn and become more ambitious! We have made some changes with exciting new categories and classes to broaden the Show’s appeal but our overall aim remains that this is a fun, amateur competition, celebrating the talent and skills of Stanley residents.
Last year, we very sadly lost our Head Judge, Harry Lodge BEM. Harry was a great friend to Stanley Residents Group and his wealth of knowledge and experience guided us as we launched our foundation year show and subsequently. Harry is greatly missed. In his memory, a new trophy will be awarded for the first time this year – the Harry Lodge Memorial Trophy for the Top Tray Class.
What you need to know
Entries for adults are 50p per exhibit. You may enter exhibits in as many classes as you wish (but only 1 exhibit per class). Junior entries are free but again, only 1 entrant per class. Juniors may enter an exhibit in an adult class but will be charged the 50p entry fee.
Entries will not be accepted on the day without prior registration.
Please read the specification for each class carefully. Exhibits must meet the criteria specified.
All vegetables and flowers must have been grown by the entrant (unless specified) and must have been completed in the 12 months prior to the Show. In the Baking classes, the exhibit must have been made by, and be the exclusive property of, the entrant. In the Junior categories, exhibits must have been grown, baked or made primarily by the child/young person, with minimal support.
Please consider how your exhibit will be displayed, referring to the specification. All possible care will be given to the exhibits but Stanley Residents Group will not be responsible for any loss or damage should it occur.
On The Day
Please come to the main hall of Stanley St Peter’s Church Centre on Lake Lock Road between 9:00 and 10:30 with your entries. Own staging of exhibits must be complete by 10:45.
Registrants are to stage their own exhibits in the space indicated by the Show officials. 23cm plates will be provided for the display of exhibits where required. Entrants are required to display floral exhibits in their own vase. Please ensure the vase is adequate for the blooms being displayed to avoid risk of falling over.
The Show is open for public viewing from 12:00 to 16:00. Exhibits may be removed from the hall from 16:00. Any exhibits not removed by 16:30 will be donated to the Church and/or others.
Exhibits are judged anonymously.
Each exhibit will be given a unique identifying card for its class on the day of the Show. No names or other identifying material will be permitted to ensure fairness.
Judging will take place between 11:00 and 12:00. No entrants are permitted to enter the hall during this time. Prize money will be placed at the side of the exhibit and can be collected from 12:00.
Objection to any exhibit must be made to the Show officials before 11:00. A charge of £1 will be made if the objection is not sustained or is considered frivolous.
The decision of the judges is final.
1st = £2: 2nd = £1: 3rd = 50p; in each class.
Entrants with an exhibit judged best in each category (Vegetable; Flower; Baking) will receive a certificate and their name will be added to the Best in Show trophy board.
Best in Show Handicrafts will receive a certificate and their name will be engraved on the new Handicraft trophy.
A certificate will be awarded for 1st in the Harry Lodge BEM award for Top Tray Class.
Juniors (11 & Under; 12-17 years)
1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class will receive a rosette.
Entrants with an exhibit judged best in each category (Vegetable, Flower, Baking, Crafts) will receive a £5 gift voucher, Best in Show certificate and have their name added to the relevant trophy.
You can download a pdf version of the information below here
To be displayed on a 23cm plate (provided), unless specified otherwise
V1 4 tomatoes, with calix
V2 4 beans
V3 1 courgette
V4 3 beetroot with 3" tops
V5 Heaviest onion, as grown
V6 1 of any vegetable not mentioned above
V7 Top Tray Class: Any number or variety of vegetables, displayed direct on the table or in a manner of your choosing (e.g., basket, box, trug) but must fit within a marked area of 40cm by 40cm. The vegetables should be of good quality but the display will be judged on the overall effect: how colourful the display is; how many different types of vegetables; and, how it has been displayed.
To be displayed in own vase, unless specified otherwise.
F1 3 dahlia, same cultivar
F2 3 blooms, same species
F3 Single rose
F4 3 gladioli, laid flat on the table
OTHER PLANTS AND BLOOMS
FO1 1 foliage pot plant
FO2 1 flowering pot plant
FO3 1 cacti or succulent plant
To be cut and sampled, except where judged on decoration.
B1 1 cake, any type
B2 1 cake, judged on decoration
B3 4 scones, any type
B4 4 tarts, any filling
B5 4 biscuits, any type
B6 1 pastry fruit pie
* Fresh flowers, need not have been grown by the entrant
H1 Any hand-knitted item
H2 Any crochet item or set
H3 Any item of needlework
H4 Any drawing or painting, no bigger than A3
H5 1 buttonhole*
H6 Floral arrangement, not to exceed 9”*
11 & Under OR 12-17 years
* need not have been grown by the entrant
JC1 1 painted rock/pebble
JC2 1 decorated egg
JC3 1 miniature garden on a plate*
JC4 1 container of floating flower heads*
JC5 1 fruit or vegetable animal*
JV6 3 spring onions
JV7 3 radishes
JV8 1 cress head in an egg shell, decorated
JF9 1 sunflower head with petals, judged on diameter
JF10 1 gladioli, judged on length, including stem
JB11 4 cupcakes, decorated
JB12 4 pieces of a traybake
And if it all goes wrong, bring it anyway! We have a wonky veg table where they can be displayed for the joy of all!
We would be delighted to hear your thoughts on how to make the Show even better. Perhaps you would like to see something added to the schedule, or have ideas about promotion of the Show? Any suggestions are gratefully received. You can do so by speaking to a member of the team on the day or emailing us at: email@example.com