Bishop Aucklandâ€™s Annual Horticulture and Produce Show never fails to deliver a wonderful display of locally grown flowers, produce, arts and crafts.
The Show will take place in Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 29th September 2018, alongside the Bishop Celebrates Together offerings in the Market Place.
Organised by the Town Council with the valued help of local growers and in partnership with The Auckland Project and St Anneâ€™s Church, the Show offers over 40 classes for adults and children to get involved in.Â These range from classes for leeks, onions, chrysanthemum and dahlias for serious competition growers to cress heads, painted pebbles, WW1 remembrance poems and poppy pictures for the younger exhibitors.Â There is also a home produce category featuring jams, scones, pies, corsages, flower arrangements – and a favourite of the judges, chocolate cake!
The Mayor of Bishop Auckland Councillor Dave Fleming said:
“This is the fourth year the Show has been held.Â We are looking for gardeners, enthusiasts, bakers, makers and creators of all ages and experience to get involved.Â The emphasis is really on enjoying what you do and joining in a fun event.Â Itâ€™s great that Bishop Celebrates Together is happening on the same day as it provides a real sense of community.”
The Town Hall will be open from 12.00 noon until 3.00 pm on Saturday 29th September for viewing and to discover who has been awarded prizes.
Presentations will be made by the Mayor at 2.30 pm followed by an auction of most of the produce at 3.00 pm.Â All money raised by the auction and any surplus produce will be donated to the Mayorâ€™s chosen charity, Woodhouse Community Food Bank.
Information for Exhibitors
The Town Hall will be open from 4.00 pm till 8.00 pm on Friday 28th September for entries to be displayed.Â Entries cannot be accepted after 8.00 pm.
Judging will take place from 9.00 am the following morning.Â Dahlias and Chrysanthemum will be judged to their respective society standards.Â National Chrysanthemum Society Certificates will be awarded for the best chrysanthemum exhibit and best vase of chrysanthemums.Â National Dahlia Society Certificates will be awarded for best exhibit of dahlias (silver) and best vase of dahlias (bronze).
Download a full schedule of classes below:
Horticultural and Produce Show Schedule 2018Â
Bishop Celebrates Together will begin on Friday 28th September with the Full Moon Street Food Market from 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
There will be a variety of entertainment, singers, performers, food vendors and market traders on Saturday 29th September from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.