The Festival

West Pennard Primary School

Pilton Show Weekend

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!


The Committee thanks everyone who contributed in any way to a successful weekend. With something for all ages, one comment was “It’s been a fantastic weekend and a real celebration of the best of village life!”

Flower Show entries were up 10% and 99 entrants received awards or certificates. Most sections were up, the largest increase, pleasingly, in children’s sections. Pilton mainstay Sue Green presented the trophies: for a full list of special trophy, section cup and class winners see

We were blessed by sunshine on Saturday so everyone was in a good mood – hours outdoors in warm sunshine made people happier, and this continued for the evening Barn Dance, where dancers aged from 3 to 80 twirled around.

Blighted by rain on Sunday, the Cricket Match unfortunately was cancelled but a noisy Tug of War happened regardless. On a calmer note, the Thanksgiving Service was well attended; the collection went to flood victims in Bangladesh.

Please bring your comments and enthusiasm to the AGM on Wednesday 8th November at 7.00 pm at the Village Hall, followed by cheese and wine. Anyone interested is invited, particularly if wishing to become involved: you would be more than welcome.

Pilton Show Committee


Copies of 2018 calendar on the theme of Wildlife in Pilton are still on sale at Pilton Post Office or from Jenny (890465). Our late Chairman, Hugh Berry, loved birds and animals so we have tried to include some of his favourite creatures and places, in thankful tribute and dedicated to his memory.

Unfortunately the first batch has been printed with errors, so please could anyone who purchased copies at Pilton Show whom we have not yet managed to trace phone Jenny ASAP to receive a replacement copy.

From March 2018 details of all Classes for Entries for this year's Flower Show along with results from previous years will be on the website. Please click the link below

2017 Grant Allocations

PILTON SHOW COMMITTEE welcome newcomers to the village and invite interested parties to become involved with fresh ideas and input towards the 2018 Show. Details of meetings in Roundabout but please contact Jenny in advance (01749 890465)


For 2019, the theme will be THE SEASONS: so please could all keen photographers keep snapping (or checking archives) and we will ask for submissions to prepare design next May. Images must be horizontal and taken in Pilton.


Schedule for this year’s Flower Show (1st September) will be available from mid- March on the website and in paper format in the village hall foyer. Start thinking of planting, growing or making those entries!

As always, we are looking for sponsors for various categories.If interested please contact John Broxup at

If interested in helping out with the Show generally, details of tasks needing extra pairs of hands will be circulated and on websites from April. The Show can only happen with goodwill and voluntary help.

Not everyone is available every year, so stand-ins and back-up are often needed!

Any queries please call Jenny on 890465.

April 2018

Only five months to go to early September, so never too early to:

Have a spring clear out and donate things to the EMPORIUM (please contact Ruth 890607 or Jenny 890465) as we can store small items but please wait until August for larger furniture, unless house-moving

Start growing prize specimens to prepare entries for the Flower Show for which schedules are now on-line and printed copies in the Post Office

Keep snapping seasonal photos (horizontal shape only acceptable) for the Show Calendar and send anything possible to at this stage only in small files but if selected, high res will be needed for publication

Next Committee meeting is on 16th May. If anyone new wishes to become involved there will be specific tasks, particular in connection with the Flower Show, for which extra hands will be more than welcome.

Any queries please contact Jenny as above.