Cancelled: Bishop Auckland Horticulture and Produce Show, 24th September 2022

Cancelled: Horticulture and Produce Show 2022Updated: 12/09/2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Town Council will not be hosting the 2022 Horticulture and Produce Show.

If you were going to enter the show and donate your produce to the auction, the Town Council asks that you may consider donating any surplus produce to the foodbanks in the Town. If you need any help getting donated produce to the foodbank please contact the council on allotments@bishopauckland-tc.gov.uk to arrange support with this.


Horticultural Show 2019 Photo Collage
Collage photo of the 2019 Horticulture and Produce Show.

Bishop Auckland’s Annual Horticulture and Produce Show is back to deliver a wonderful display of locally grown flowers, produce, arts and crafts.

This year’s Show will take place in No. 42, Market Place (former Poundstretcher), Bishop Auckland on Saturday 24th September 2022 from 12 Noon to 3pm.

Organised by the Town Council with the help of local growers and in partnership with The Auckland Project, Newgate Shopping Centre, King James WI, Liz Drake and Chris Davidson, the Show offers over 40 classes for adults and children to get involved in.

These range from classes for leeks, onions, chrysanthemum and dahlias for serious competition growers to wonky fruit and veg, Mr. Potato and Friends and designing a flower from recycled materials for the younger exhibitors. There is also a home produce category featuring jams, scones, pies, corsages, flower arrangements and a favourite of the judges… chocolate cake!

All entries must be benched on Friday 23rd September, between 4pm and 8pm at No. 42.

Judging for all classes will take place from 9am on Saturday 24th September.  Dahlias and Chrysanthemum will be judged to their respective society standards. National Chrysanthemum Society Certificates will be awarded for the best chrysanthemum exhibit and best vase of chrysanthemums. National Dahlia Society Certificates will be awarded for best exhibit of dahlias (silver) and best vase of dahlias (bronze).

Proceeds from the Show will go towards the Mayor’s chosen organisation, Daisy Arts CIC.

Further details of the show, a list of classes and how to enter are available to download as a free PDF on our Show Schedule PDF.

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