Exhibition Rules and Tips


  • Entries to all classes are encouraged from all residents of Freshford, Limpley Stoke, Westwood and Hinton Charterhouse.
  • Cash prizes will apply to firsts in children’s classes only. Certificates will be awarded for first, second and third place in class.
  • Cups will be awarded for the highest points total in each section.
  • There will be special certificates and a £5 prize for Best in Show for photography, fruit, vegetables and flowers
  • Entry forms together with the fee of 25p per exhibit for adults, to be returned to the box provided in The Galleries shop, Freshford by 5pm Thursday September 2nd.
  • Entry for children is free but please use separate form and state age as classes will be split up to 7 years and 8 to 16.
  • All exhibits must be grown or made by the exhibitor.
  • Exhibits must be delivered to the Memorial Hall, Freshford either between 6 and 7pm the day before the show or from 9-10.15 am on the day of the show. Judging commences at 10.30 am.
  • The show opens at 2.00pm and prizes are awarded at 4.00pm. No exhibits to be removed until 4.15pm. Exhibitors to provide their own containers. Where sizes are specified, these must not be exceeded.


Size mattersAvoid giant exhibits and select sizes which match each other.
Keep it cleanRoot vegetables should be washed with a soft cloth to remove earth but avoid damage. Pots and containers should be clean. Food exhibits should be covered. Jams, jellies and conserves should be sealed with either a twist top lid or waxed disc and clear film top. Chutneys should be at least 2 months old.
Time it rightFruit, vegetables and flowers should be fresh but not over ripe. Opening flowers are better than those past their best.
Presentation wins prizesFruit, peas and beans should be picked with stalk intact. Tomatoes should have small eyes and firm fresh calyces, which should be uppermost when you present them. Tea light holders make excellent containers for smaller varieties. Don’t polish fruit or vegetables, the natural bloom should be preserved.
30 July 2021
Last Updated
30 July 2021