Horticultural & Craft Show 2017

Join your community and take part in the 2017 Watchfield Horticulture & Craft Show

Saturday, September 9th 2-4.30pm

Watchfield Village Hall

Entries accepted 6-8pm Friday September 8th and 8.30-11.30am Saturday September 9th

FREE to view – Saturday September 9th 2-4.30pm

Refreshments available

Everyone welcome. Enter as many categories as you like—only 20p per entry.


1. Five potatoes

2. Three carrots

3. Three beetroot

4. Two parsnips

5. One cabbage

6. Nine runner beans

7. Three onions

8. Five tomatoes

9. One cucumber

10. One squash

11. Any other vegetable not on schedule

12. Heaviest marrow

13. Longest runner bean

14. Heaviest Potato

15. Most unusually shaped vegetable


16. Single bloom – any variety

17. A vase of any mixed flowers – not less than five varieties


18. One specimen bloom – any cultivar

19. A vase of three blooms – one or more varieties


20. Five apples, cooking

21. Five apples, dessert

22. Five pears

23. Raspberries – a bowl of 15

24. Any other fruit not on schedule


25. Best kept allotment – Backlands site

26. Best kept allotment – Church site

Pot Plants

27. Flowering plant

28. Foliage plant

29. Cactus or succulent

30. One plant not on schedule

31. Outdoor container

Flower arrangements

32. A table centre arrangement

33. A miniature arrangement. Not to exceed five inches/12cm overall

34. Best arrangement in the most bizarre object

35. Colour splash

36. Autumn harvest arrangement

N.B. Fresh flowers and plant material should be used unless otherwise stated.

Home Economics


37. Strawberry

38. Gooseberry

39. Raspberry

40. Stone Fruit

41. Mixed Fruit

42. Any not on schedule


43. Any marmalade

44. Any curd

45. Savoury jelly

46. Pickle, Chutney or Relish

47. Savoury sauce

48. Victoria sandwich (see recipe)

49. Bakewell tart (see recipe)

50. Lemon drizzle (own recipe)

51. Millionaires shortbread (own recipe)


52. Any hand knitted article

53. Any crocheted article

54. Any hand and/or machine sewn article

55. Any crafted item by a beginner (less than 1 year experience or 1st attempt)

56. A stuffed toy

57. A painting or drawing (max size A3)

58. Any wooden or ceramic item

59. Original hand-made article not on schedule


N.B. Photographs should be no larger than A4 size and unframed. No professional photographers

60. Animal magic

61. Photobombed or selfie

62. Family fun

63. Landscapes/seascapes

Children’s Classes

(Prize for every entry)

64. A model of an animal made from vegetables or/and fruit

65. A drawing, or computer art, of your favourite animal

66. Six Rice Krispie cakes (own recipe)

67. Six pieces of Rocky Road (own recipe)


Victoria Sandwich

6 ozs (170g) self-raising flour, 6 ozs (170g) butter, 3 eggs, 6 ozs (170g) caster sugar, pinch of salt. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, fold in flour and salt. Cook in two prepared 7 inch (17.5cm) sandwich tins at 175 oC, mark 3 for 20- 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, sandwich with jam and dredge top with caster sugar.

Bakewell Tart

8 ozs (200g) shortcrust pastry (own recipe), dark fruit jam, 2ozs (50g) butter, 2 ozs (50g) caster sugar, 4 ozs (125g) ground almonds, 1tsp almond flavouring, 2 eggs, 2 ozs (50g) self-raising flour, ½ tsp baking powder, 2tbsp milk, 1 oz (25g) flaked almonds. Line loose-bottomed flan tin with pastry and bake blind at 200 oC, Gas 6 for 10-15 minutes. Cool. Spread jam over pastry base. Cream butter and sugar, beat in ground almonds, almond flavouring and eggs. Fold in flour and baking powder and lightly stir in milk. Spread mixture over base, scatter flaked almonds. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 oC, Gas 4


1. The judge’s decision is final

2. All entries should be grown or made by you

3. No exhibit shall be removed until 4.30pm on Saturday, September 9th

4. No person, other than those appointed, will be allowed in the room whilst judging is taking place

5. Challenge Cup (awarded for 1 year) for exhibitor with highest cumulative points (1st prize: 5 points, second prize: 4 points, 3rd prize: 3 points, 4th prize: 2 points, Commendation: 1 point)

6. No exhibits will be accepted after 11.30am, Saturday September 9th


Good Luck!

Entries of all shapes & sizes encouraged!

Everyone welcome to enter