The Festival

West Pennard Primary School

Pilton Show Weekend



Despite the appalling wet and windy weather on Saturday afternoon, Pilton had an enjoyable Show weekend.   The Flower Show was busy as the marquee provided essential shelter for many more than usual, as did the gazebo stalls around the playing fields for the Fete.  Unfortunately any outdoor activities, such as sports or the main act, a stunt bike display, had to be cancelled for obvious reasons but Savage Skills managed a static display before the rain grew too torrential.    Show Chairman Hugh Berry said “ a good time was had by all and at least it wasn’t as bad as the memorable year of the Welly Barn Dance…”(when the marquee was flooded).  


Flower Show spokesperson Christine King said ”   This year we had 590 separate entries, 15 more than last year, submitted by 119 people, 9 more than last year. 

The increased number of entrants led to a wider spread of cup winners, with many of the regular younger entrants starting to enter the adult classes and in some cases winning them!”


The evening Barn Dance is always a good opportunity for family reunions and letting hair down, for all ages, after a busy day: mercifully the grass was dry inside the marquee, the music from Cheddar band Rapscallion kept everyone dancing, with a bright and cheerful atmosphere.


Sunday’s fun cricket match was won by Pilton Working Men’s Club and the increasingly noisy Tug of War won for the third successive year by Festival Strength A, beating the Laughing Mares.     The weekend ended with a lighthearted church service, featuring former village residents remembering some of the highlights of their Pilton  years .  Among these were John Barkle, formerly of Pilton Stores, and Jim Dowling, who took over the now-defunct Pilton Manor Vineyard in 1988.


The Show  would like to thank everyone involved  who helped make it a success and raise funds for village organisations who may now apply to the Show’s Grants Committee for funding.  Thanks also to Wick Carnival Club, and other Carnival Club members they enlisted, for their help as part of their own fundraising.  

Click the link below for all Flower Show Results. We had more entries than last year so thanks to everyone who contributed and kept the Flower Show busy and vibrant

Click the link below for the Flower Show schedule and for entry forms, to complete on line and bring with your entries on the day  Entries accepted in the marquee between 8.30-10.45 am on Saturday 2nd September.

September 2nd and 3rd 2017

Children’s games & face painting, Stalls*

Bouncy Castle, Skittles, Raffle etc

Live music from The Olde Boston Tea Party

W.I. Teas, Bar, Brown Cow BBQ

*Stallholders information for kind donations on www. or July Roundabout,

or Post Office

7.00-11.00 pm BARN DANCE with Rapscallion renowned Cheddar folk band, with caller Tickets from Post Office and Gail Milne 890670 Hog roast (served between 7.30-9.30 pm) and bar at additional cost

Entry only: £5 for adults, £2 for children aged 5-11

Sunday 3rd September from 2 pm

Village Cricket Match (contact Neil Ollis 07811 227738) and Tug o’ War (contact Terry Moulder 07712 058086) Cream teas, BBQ. 4.30 pm Terry’s famous bar auction

At 6.30 pm Thanksgiving Service in Pilton Church featuring local organisations benefiting from Show grants and a special tribute to the late Chairman Hugh Berry

PILTON SHOW COMMITTEE were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chairman Hugh Berry in April. Under his steady, humorous leadership the Show has survived all weathers and various transitions but none so surprising as this. He will be much missed. However, the Show will go ahead as planned on 2nd and 3rd September.

To prepare your entries for the Flower Show, please look at the website detailing the schedule for all classes – entry forms will be available on line from August.


We would like to revive the idea of stalls of handcrafts Made in Pilton, as there are many talented crafts makers and artists in the village now.  If you would like to take space on the field please provide your own gazebo or if you would prefer to be in the marquee we need to know in advance to plan space.  All we ask is a 10% contribution to Show funds.   This would be from 2-5 pm on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd September .  Please contact Jenny on or 890465 before 21st  August. Apologies but limited to Pilton Makers only!

PILTON SHOW 2018 Calendar

Next year’s calendar, dedicated to our late Chairman who loved walking the local landscap,  will be on the theme of Wildlife in Pilton  and will be available at the Show and from Pilton Post Office from September.  


TUG O’ WAR teams needed to do battle for the Ray Norman cup on Sunday 3rd September as part of Pilton Show’s silly sports afternoon from 2.5 pm.  Apologies but wrong phone numbers were given to contact Terry Moulder – 8 strong men or women per team sought to take part!  Please contact him on 01749 899307 or 07723 058086


Saturday 2nd September from 2.00-5.00 pm Flower Show including Produce, Crafts and Photography Entries accepted 8.30-10.45am in marquee

Entry forms to complete on line/bring with your entries

and schedule info Programmes from Post Office and Committee

Fete with main attraction       Savage Skills Mountain Bikes Display