Stretton-on-Fosse, North Cotswolds

Village Show

Sadly this will not take place in September 2020 but we hope to be back in 2021.

The 2019 show took place on Saturday 21st September

The DOG SHOW  was a great success, to be repeated next year

Flower, fruit, vegetables, baking, eggs, jams and chutneys were all on show.


All sections :1st prize £1   2nd prize 75p  3rd prize 50p

Points (except classes 5,24 and 25) 1st =3 points 2nd=2 points, 3rd=1 point

The competitor gaining most points in a minimum of 2 sections will be awarded the

Mrs Gordon Lennox Cup.

The winners of each section will also receive a cup.

Only one entry per class.        20p per entry,children free

SECTION 1 - Fruit and Vegetables

1.    10 pods of peas on a plate

2.    4 large tomatoes

3.    6 runner beans

4.    1 cucumber

5.    Longest runner bean

6.    1 lettuce

7.    6 beans (any variety, not runners)

8.    2 peppers (any variety)

9.    4 round white onions

10.  4 white potatoes

11.  4 round red onions

12.  4 coloured potatoes

13.  6 shallots

14.  The largest potato

15.  2 courgettes

16.  1 cabbage

17.  The largest marrow

18.  3 leeks

19.  4 carrots

20.  Collection of culinary herbs

21.  4 beetroot

22.  Any other vegetable

23.  A dish of 8 cherry tomatoes

24.  Most pest ridden vegetable

25.  Comedy vegetable

26.  3 pears

27.  Dish of raspberries(with stalks)

28.  5 plums

29.  3 eating apples

  • Wash vegetables and fruit carefully with a soft cloth and plenty of water
  • Most vegetables and fruit can be placed directly on the show bench (stalks, if any, facing same way)
  • Potatoes should be same size with shallow eyes and free from blemishes.  Place on plate.
  • Onion tops should be bent over and tied using raffia or string.  Roots neatly trimmed back to the base.  Show onions on rings or soft collars (sections from cardboard toilet rolls are ideal)

SECTION 2 - Flowers (in containers)

30.  5 dahlias

31.  Michaelmas daisies

32.  5 pom pom dahlias, not exceeding 2”/52cm

33.  Single rose (one bloom)

34.  5 nasturtiums                

35.  3 roses (mixed)

36.  5 chrysanthemums

37.  Miniature rose (one stem)

38.  3 gladioli

39.  Mixed annuals

40.  Small bunch of marigolds

41.  5 sweet peas

42.  Container of mixed garden foliage (maximum 5 stems)

  • Check number of flowers asked for – too many or too few may not be judged
  • Try to arrange flowers so they face the front – oasis, scrunched up plastic bags, cellophane or cling film can be used.

Flowers (in pots not exceeding 7”/178mm)

43.  Any houseplant in a pot

44.  A geranium, pelargonium or fuchsia

45.  A cactus

Flower Art

46. A vase of garden flowers from own garden      

47. A table arrangement (maximum 18 inches)

SECTION 3 - Jams and Chutneys (in jars)

49.  Jam (any variety)

50.  Lemon curd

51.  Marmalade (any variety)

52.  Chutney (any variety)

  • Use plain jars without trade names.  Lids should be twist tops (not too tight so the judges cannot open them), pliable press-on covers or a wax disc covered with a cellophane top.
  • Wax disc not needed under twist top or pliable plastic cover.
  • Jars should be full.

SECTION 4 - Eggs (should be clean and not cracked)

53. 3 hens’ eggs (brown)                                          

54. 3 hens’ eggs (any colour)

55. 3 bantam eggs

SECTION 5 - Home Baking

56. 5 Fruit scones                                                    

57. A fruit cake (see below)

58. A wholemeal loaf (see below)                            

59. A variety loaf of bread

60. 4 plain shortbread

61. A 3 egg Victoria sandwich sponge max.8 inches(Raspberry jam filling, plain top-castor sugar only)

  • Entries covered in clear plastic bags
  • Please write ingredients on label
  • For the wholemeal loaf a breadmaking machine may be used
  • Please ensure baking is as cool as possible –cutting warm cakes is a bit of a nightmare.
  • Due to Food Safety Act 1991 entries should not contain raw eggs or soft cheese

SECTION 6 - Children’s classes

  • Date of birth on entry form
  • Age on 15th September 2018
  • Parents to guide and give appropriate help

7 years and under

  • Tallest sunflower
  • Heaviest amount of potatoes in a pot (bring your pot along on the day to be weighed)

8-11 years

  • Tallest sunflower
  • Heaviest amount of potatoes in a pot (bring your pot along on the day to be weighed)