Pilton Show Weekend
Details of all Clase for Entries for this year's Flower Show along with results from previous years will be on the website. Please click the link below
PILTON FLOWER SHOW 2019
Saturday 7th September
Schedule with information re classes to enter with your colourful exhibits is now on line at https://www.piltonflowershow.org.uk/
Entry forms will go live on the same website in August.
Schedule with information on all classes for entering this year's Flower Show, together with entry forms and cards to complete, print out and bring with your entries on the day, are all on the dedicated website. Please click the link below
Printed copies are also in the Post Office lobby: please however disregard earlier versions as there were a few measurement discrepancies.
Calling all beekeepers and honey harvesters ! Apologies, but a line has been omitted in the printed programme yet is included on-line and latest printout.
NB: Section E Home Produce should have 16 classes. No 16 : One jar of honey
This Year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Sports and Fair event held on the new Playing Field in 1969 that Philip Eavis, now the Show’s President, has been involved with in varying capacities since early days, including Chairman for 25 years. We are delighted he will present the trophies this year.
On Saturday 7th between 2 and 5 pm visitors can marvel at the Flower Show displays of perfect flowers, fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, crafts and photography, or play on the Bouncy Castle or go bargain hunting at outdoor stalls, including the infamous Emporium. Children’s Sports organised by the Youth Club, a Penalty Shoot Out thanks to the Football Club, the traditionally noisy Tug of War and a Welly Throwing celebration of the first Welly Award, for under 24s community contribution, in memory of the Show’s former Chairman, Hugh Berry (see below)
Main attraction on the Field is a display from Paws for Thought, experienced dog display team www.pawsforthought-dogdisplay.co.uk Be prepared for some surprises!They will perform two half-hour slots, at 2.10 and 3.50 pm.
Alternating with this will be a demonstration of wood carving by Sam Ellis Chainsaw Carving (07791 504093 email@example.com) at 2.40 pm who will also have works for sale.
Children’s entertainments will be run by Pilton Preschool , with activities including face painting. Live music from The Olde Boston Tea Party will cheer the afternoon, as will WI teas, drinks from the bar, or a chance to taste award-winning Brown Cow Organic BBQ, ending at 4.30 pm with Terry’s famous auction of leftovers.
Trophy presentation and raffle draw will be at 4.30 pm before the auction of produce.
A short Songs of Praise service on the theme of ‘Memories of 50 years of Pilton Show’ will close the weekend, at 6.30 pm in the Parish Church .
On Saturday evening, from 7-11 pm, those with any remaining energy can dance the night away to live music from Cheddar-based folk band Rapscallion with their caller, or enjoy a Hog Roast with food served between 7.30 and 9.30 pm. Vegetarian option and children’s menu also available. Tickets (necessary for marquee entry) priced at £5 for adults (all children up to 16 free) available in advance from Pilton Post Office or Jenny (01749 890465) or on the day from Philip or Jenny.
for your kind donations but PLEASE NO DAMAGED GOODS!
Emporium (Bric-a-brac, furniture, ANYthing except clothes or books
in good condition and working order). Ruth Eavis (890607) or Jenny de Gex
(890465) Please phone before delivery as swallows are nesting so items left risk being damaged!
Books c/o Jenny (above) for storage but not until mid-August.
Queries to Marj Sumner (890534) No deliveries to stall on the day, please! Last deliveries to Jenny by Monday 2nd September.
Children Rachel Rogers (890735) and Val Dixon (890950) or c/o Jenny Nearly New, good quality clothes (no jumble please!)
Sandra House (890427) or Jean Warry (890434)
Bottle Stall Advance donations to Molly Gingell (899136) at
St. Christopher’s , Cumhill. Stall at Show, Karl Pierce & Katherine Worrall (890900)
Pilton Pantry Gill Eavis (890468)
Plants and Garden Produce Jo Leworthy (899545)
Contributions welcome, vegetables and herbs as well as plants and shrubs
Please help save time and energy by separating your kind donations for each stall and think of those transporting from storage to Show = no outsize heavy boxes!
Helpers also needed to stand in for stallholders for short stints on the day: please contact Ruth Eavis (890607)
A CAUTIONARY NOTE: PLEASE donate saleable items ONLY: every year we have to dispose of unsaleable left-overs from Bookstall of Emporium. Please be selective and remember a) there’s a limit to how much can be sold in two hours b) we’re not a convenient alternative to the Tip! MANY THANKS.
CALENDAR AND HISTORIC PHOTOS OF THE SHOW
In a change from previous years, the 2020 calendar will be published AFTER the Show itself, following a display inside the Marquee of historic photos marking 50 years of field events on the Playing Field, now integrated as Pilton Show.
We need your input on the day to vote for your favourite pictures as from these we’ll make the final selection!
We also need your photos: please look out historic photos of any time during those 50 years since 1969. Please let Jenny know what might be available, at latest by the Bank Holiday weekend (24th-26th August). Even if not in digital form we can copy prints.
Please contact Jenny on 01749 890465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar ones must be landscape/horizontal format but for the display, all good ones considered!
Over Pilton Show weekend, please could keen photographers snap away recording the event and let us see the results before 21st September. Final selection will be the following week, prior to printing.
PILTON SHOW SATURDAY 7
TH AND 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019
on PILTON PLAYING FIELD
Entry to the Field is £1 with programme, on the gate.