This will take place on Saturday 9th September between 12noon and 4pm at the Orpen Hall & Lorkin Daniell Field. What we hope will become an annual event, this is intended for all the family to enjoy and to help build community bonds.
In the Orpen and John Lampon Halls, with exhibitions of flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, children’s competitions and arts & crafts.
- Think you can bake the perfect Victoria Sponge?
- Are your runner beans the longest?
- Got a talent as an amateur photographer or artist?
Release your inner Mary Berry or Monty Don! Details of all entry categories are shown below together with the entry form.
Time to start perfecting your scones or growing those prize tomatoes! See below for entry form and details of all the classes.
Stalls & Pitches
For local clubs & businesses around the Lorkin Daniell field.
- Want to attract more members for your club?
- Or perhaps raise some much-needed funds?
Call 01206 240772 (or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]) to book your pitch at £10 a plot. Advertising spaces for local businesses also available in the Events Programme at a reasonable price.
- Dance Groups
- Tug of War (for the over 18’s)
- Fancy Dress Parade for children
Call 01206 240772 (or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]) if you run a group that could put on a show and entertain the crowd.
Classes & Further Information
Click the link to view the classes then click back in your browser to come back here.
- Colour Photography,
- Children’s Classes,
- Eggs, Preserves etc.
- Floral Art,
- Vegetables & Fruits,
- Information for Exhibitors,
- Entry Form, (Download in MS Word)
- Schedule. (Download in MS Word)
Hints for Exhibitors
New to Exhibiting: Do have a go in any of the classes. You may be surprised how well your entries measure up to those of the regulars – they too had to start once!
Read the schedule carefully: Make sure you have displayed the right number of flowers, vegetables, scones, etc. and that your exhibit is the correct size.
Flowers and Vegetables: The judges look for regularity in an exhibit – each item should be of the same size and quality. Flower petals should not have holes or other damage. Bring some spares and choose the best.
Vegetables should look fresh and be edible. They should be clean and trimmed. If picked overnight they should be kept cool and damp. Presentation may be helped by arranging your specimens on a paper plate. The judges always break runner beans to see that they are not stringy.
Onions: The dry leaves should be cut to about 2′′, doubled back towards the bulb and preferably tied with raffia. They are often displayed on wooden rings but a plant pot saucer full of sand will do. Shallots are trimmed in the same way and exhibited on a saucer of sand.
The Committee welcomes comments and suggestions about the classes in all sections.
Conventional or digital photographs may be entered, but they must not be manipulated or enhanced. Entries must have been taken within the last year.
- An Exhibitors card must be attached to each photograph.
- A simple mount of grey, black, cream or white is recommended.
- Maximum Size: 12′′ x 10′′ including mount.
- No Glass or Clip frames, not laminated and only one photo per mount.
- Two photos only in each class per exhibitor.
|PH3||“Into the Woods”|
One £10 prize will be awarded for the best exhibit in the children’s classes
Eggs, Preserves etc…
Bread should be one day old. Cakes should be cold and must be made according to the details where specified.
Plant material must not be artificial and, where fresh, must be based in water or water retaining medium. An exhibit is composed of plant material with or without accessories, unless otherwise stated. Backgrounds, bases, drapes, containers, titles, etc. may be included but must be contained within the space specified. Baskets should consist predominantly of plant material.
|FA1||“A Cup & Saucer” – a pretty decoration in a cup & saucer|
|FA2||“Woodland Dell” – a simple arrangement using items from the woods. Table space 61cm x 61cm x 61cm|
Please state size on entry forms. Articles must have been completed within the last three years and not previously entered in this show.
|H1||An item made of felt|
|H4||A knitted or crocheted item|
|H5||A wooden item|
|H6||An article of craft work in any other medium|
Flowers & Vegetables
Vegetables and Fruits
Information For Exhibitors
ENTRIES: Entry Forms and fees must be handed in on Saturday 22nd July between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm at the Orpen Memorial Hall. Alternatively, they may be delivered or posted to the Parish Clerk (80 Chapel Road, West Bergholt CO6 3HL) to arrive by 10 am Saturday 22nd July.
ENTRY FEES: Children’s Classes are free. All other classes are 25p per exhibit.
CANCELLATIONS: Exhibitors are asked to inform the Exhibition Manager before the day of the exhibition if they decide not to stage their entries.
EXHIBITION RULES: Exhibitors must supply their own vases and containers for all classes. Exhibits are to be staged in the Orpen Hall between 7.30 and 9.00am on the day of the Exhibition. The Hall must be vacated by 9.00am after which time only officials will be allowed until judging is complete. The Committee may refuse any exhibit without giving any reason.
EXHIBITORS CARS: May be brought to the Orpen Hall Car Park, to unload exhibits between 7.30 and 9.00am and to collect exhibits between 4.30 and 5pm
PRIZES: Adult: First, Second & Third, Children: First, Second & Third
The judges may withhold any prize in any Class, if the Exhibits are considered not to be of sufficient merit.
POINTS: Will be awarded: First Prize – 3 points; Second prize – 2 points: Third Prize – 1 point. Special Award Trophies will be awarded to the Adult & Child Exhibitors with the highest number of overall points and for the Best Exhibit in Show. Exhibitors tying for a Special Award may each hold the Award for a proportionate part of the period.
SPECIAL AWARDS which may be made by the judges and held by the exhibitors until the next Summer Exhibition
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS will take place at 3.00pm. After the presentation is complete, exhibitors may collect their exhibits.
AUCTION OF EXHIBITS will take place at approx. 3.45pm. Please remove everything from the hall promptly that you do not wish to have put in the auction.