Hook Flower & Produce Show

The Hook Flower & Produce Show will take place on Sunday 9th September (from 2pm to 5pm) in Hook Community Centre. It will build on previous Flower and Produce Shows first held by Hook Allotments Association in 2014. 2018’s event will consist of the Flower and Produce Show in the main hall of Hook Community Centre, supported by a traditional tea room and fundraising in support of Hook In Bloom. Hook In Bloom, Hook Allotments Association and Hook Village Halls are working together to stage the show. The eagerly awaited results of the Hook In Bloom competition will also be announced with Mr Ranil Jayawardena MP presenting the prizes. It is thanks to Tesco that we can continue to hold the show.

Planting for Hook Flower and Produce Show

We are lucky to have volunteers Diana Whittaker, Steve Rowberry and the Allotment members organising the Hook Flower and Produce Show, so please do support them by making sure you are preparing your entries.

A list of exhibit categories and entry form have been prepared and are available from Diana Whittaker now, either electronically or a hard copy, and will be available from Trees Newsagents nearer the Show date of 9th September.

The vegetable and flower categories are as would be expected in September, but will include the longest runner bean, the heaviest marrow, the biggest vegetable and the most humorous shaped vegetable. For anyone under 15 years get practising on a Vegemal:   the 8-14s may carve, but the younger ones will have to be more clever and not carve.  All age groups are invited to submit a garden in a seed tray.  The under 8s are asked for a painting or drawing of the countryside.

Photography you need to know about in advance.  The classes are Hook “Corners”; Flowers (garden or allotment); People (single or group); Wildlife and Flight.  Hopefully something for everyone to get started on.

This year we will have sufficient space to exhibit handicraft items, which will include Needlework, Knitting, Jewellery, Christmas Decorations, Woodwork, Carving and Ceramics. We, therefore, ask you to submit any handicraft made within the recent past.

Everyone is invited to take part and we hope that you will find many classes to enter. There are very few rules, but these are on the list of categories.  There is no charge for any exhibit or for anyone coming to see the show in the Community Centre which opens at 2.00 pm, after judging has taken place.

Take a look at the categories and Exhibit entry form here… Show Categories

For any help or queries please contact : diana_jackdaws@msn.com ;  01256 769063; 6 Sheldons Road.