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Flower, Vegetable & Baking Show 2023

At the Stanley Gala, Saturday 5th August 12-5pm

St Peter's Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, WF3 4HW






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.

General Information


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


Class                      Specification                    

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.


Class                      Specification

F1                           3 dahlia, same cultivar

F2                           3 blooms, same species

F3                           Single rose

F4                           3 gladioli, laid flat on the table




Class                      Specification

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.


Class                      Specification

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


Class                      Specification

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


Class                      Specification

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!

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Entry Form - Deadline 3rd August 2023

Fees: 50p for Adult classes (all ages), free for Junior classes

Thank you for entering the show!

Once you have submitted your entry please pay fees to:

Stanley Residents Group

Account no.: 57719660

Sort Code: 30-98-97

Please use the following reference on your payment: "VEG "+ (your initials).

We will confirm your entry into the show by email once your entry and any payment due has been processed. Thank you!


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: 

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