Entries are now open for the ever-popular Worcester Show, which gives local people the opportunity to put their creative and horticultural skills to the fore. The event, which attracted approximately 10,000 visitors last year, will take place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August 2019.
There are over 140 classes to enter, with gift vouchers offered as prizes for a number of them. In addition to gardening categories where you can show off your fruit and vegetable produce, there are a large number of handicraft, cookery, art and photography classes, including several special categories for children and young people. All the classes are free to enter.
New classes for 2019 include photography challenges to snap a ‘hidden gem in Worcester’ – or some Worcester architecture pre-dating 1900; a culinary challenge to create a cake decoration from sugar; and making a floral arrangement inspired by a British landscape.
A new schools garden class aims to encourage pupils to produce a written account of their gardening experience and to produce and display a ‘school garden scrapbook’.
There are a number of fun creative classes for children aged 11 and under to enter, such as creating a futuristic skyscraper out of recyclable materials or making an imaginary bird out of clay.
“The Worcester Show is a really fun event which brings the whole community together for a great day out.” says Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show Committee.
“It also lets people of all ages show off their creative and gardening talent. You don’t have to be an expert to enter, enthusiasm is the only quality you need!”
The Worcester Show has gone from strength to strength since it was first held in Cripplegate Park in 2006, transferring to Gheluvelt Park in 2010.
Enter a class or to find out more about the Worcester Show.