THE FABULOUS

GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES COMPETITIONS 2014

The display of truly GIANT vegetables last year was stupendous.

The new layout in the marquee worked very well and loads of visitors were mightily impressed by all your wonderful efforts.

So let’s hope that the growing is going well again this year.  Remember, all winners receive prizes in each competition and the results are published in local newspapers.

And even if you don’t win, the vegetables, gardens and cakes make a wonderful display which our visitors love to see; and that’s very important as don’t forget that all the profit from the Show goes to help local charities so all of you are making a big contribution to the local community.  Thank you!

 

GROWING COMPETITIONS 2014

NEW!   LARGEST SUNFLOWER HEAD 

You don’t need to grow the tallest Sunflower, just the largest head and these plants can reach 60cms across! Feed the seeds to the birds after the Show.   See www.mr-fothergills.co.ukto look at the photos.

NEW!   HEAVIEST BUTTERNUT SQUASH

We thought it was time for a change this year and grow’ Butternut Squash’ instead of Marrow. Squash grows in a similar way to Marrow, so let’s all have a go and see if we can beat you?

GIANT TOMATO

The Clarkes from Aldborough Primary grew a whopper at 463g last year which overtook the 2012 record by 153g.  All you need is a grow-bag or pot and a warm spot in the garden.

LONGEST BEAN

Samantha Daniels from Bure Valley School grew a bean 73.8cm in 2013 but the record is still stands at 80cms (Isabelle Nash)! Winning beans can be as ‘old’, ‘yellow’ or ‘ugly’ as you like – it’s the overall length that matters!

GIANT ONION

At 742g, Henry and Charlotte Hunter-Swann took the honours in 2013 but have yet to beat the record of 882g, a whopping onion grown by George Osborne.  Did you see ours growing in the pot last year? Just shows you don’t need a garden for onions, a good sized flowerpot will do the job.

The baby vegetable plants have now been delivered to all the primary schools linked to Aylsham High School.Young veg 2014

Click here for Growing instructions

GARDEN IN A BOX

Open to all our children,  we have had some truly inventive and attractive gardens enter this competition – it’s the one where you can use your creative talents. Using a standard black seed tray design a garden using 5 (or more) different types of vegetables and/or fruit (cut up, glued together, threaded on string etc).  Be inventive and go wild with your special theme – this is a really good competition for those who cannot join in the growing competitions.

 

NEW!    LEMON COURGETTE CAKE  

Last year’s Beetroot Cake competition brought in some excellent entries.  Get all the family involved – everyone can help!

Click here for the Recipe

All  prizes for the 2014 Competitions will be supplied by our sponsors:

MR FOTHERGILLS and P.P.PRODUCTS

Please bring your ALL YOUR ENTRIES to the Showground in

Blickling Park on

Sunday 24 August between 2.30 – 4.00 pm.

 

John Wootten President of Aylsham Show 2017

Aylsham Show President I am very pleased and honoured to be President of the Aylsham Show in 2017. We moved to Aylsham in 1978, but as a ship’s captain, my job took me abroad for several years. In 1982 my wife’s uncle, John Thornton, then local director of Barclays Bank was President of the Show and he persuaded me to get involved. When illness forced me to retire from the sea, I became Assistant Showground Director to Tom Elwes for several years until 1992. After some years building up Eastern Events, in 2010 I took over as Show Director from Jamie Jamieson. My grandfather farmed at Horsham St Faith and I like to think that he may have visited the show in its formative years. My wife Charlotte certainly competed at the Show in the 1960’s, majoring on the gymkhana. Up until the end of last year I was a director of Revival Productions who have staged very successful concerts in Blickling Park for the past 5 years. All of us who work for the Show have special moments. As Show Director I was always on site by 5 am – a magical time with the mist rising and everything just stirring. The stockmen are washing down their cattle, and sheep are calling to one another. But soon it is all go and you look at your watch and discover it is 2 o’clock in the afternoon before you know it. One of the things I will really enjoy as President is actually being able to see the Show and to meet and thank all the people who make it such a success. The Show is a fantastic organisation where people give their time and energy to raise money for local charities and I am very proud to be a part of it and to be President in 2017.

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