Hurst Horticultural & Home Industries August Show
Saturday 18 August 2018
Organised by the Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society

Show Information:

Mini Show Success

Well done to Hilary Reed who won the potato in a bucket competition for the second year in a row at the mini show held on July 3rd. Keith Attfield was second and his wife, Julie, third. Everybody is wondering about Hilary´s secret ingedient.

Penny Curry won the sweet pea class with her long stemed, fragant flowers. In a difficult year with very hot dry weather her entry was quite an achievement. Sheila Whittaker and John Penney shared second prize.

The evening was held at Suzy Watts´ wonderful home and William, Elliott, Hugh and Serena, pupils at Dolphin School, organised the potato weigh-in with teacher, Sian Moore, keeping her eye on things.

Class Lists Published

2018 Schedule

The schedule will be delivered to all Hurst households and available at the Village Stores and Castle Pub.

The list of classes in the scarecrow, horticultural, home industries and children's sections of this year's show are now available for download by clicking on the Entry Documents menu tab above. The show has reverted to only one scarecrow class this year that is open to individuals and groups of all ages. There is also a class for budding musicians to enter 30 seconds of their own music and much more.

Also this year the show will open a little earlier at 1:00pm and offers the attraction of a jazz band to make your feet tap as you enjoy the exhibits, cream teas, burgers, plant sales, wine and beer and the craft stalls and raffle.

New Chair

Sadly Kathy Tuggey stood down as chair at the Society´s AGM on Thursday 26 April, but Keith Attfield, previously vice-chair, has taken over. All other members of the committee agreed to continue in their role, and, in addition Heather Howarth agreed to be a new committee member to inject a fresh perspective to make this year´s show really exciting.

Successful 2017 Show

August Show

Penny Curry receiving the Catherine Lochman Rosebowl from Suzy Watt.

Good weather and strong community spirit made the 2017 Show on the 19th of August a success.

The new shabby chic class attracted three good quality entries and the rhubarb and custard flavoured gin was a hit with the judge who awarded it first prize. The heaviest marrow required two people to move and the alpacas attracted a lot of attention, as always.

Class results and trophy winners are listed in the results tab above and pictures taken by Janet Smith on the day will be added shortly.

The next main show is on Saturday 18th of August 2018.

2017 Show Photographs

All the photographs of the 2017 Show taken by Janet Smith are available to view under the Pictures tab above. These are organised into sections as there are so many. The Show is very grateful to Janet for giving her time and taking such wonderful photographs so we have a fantastic record of the event.

Feedback Welcome

Those on our news mailing list will receive occassional details about the Show and the Society´s other activities and it´s easy to add yourself. See News Mailing List paragraph below.


Heather waiting for raffle customers.


Instructions and Guidelines for Exhibitors

Instructions and guidelines have been written to help and encourage exhibitors for the 2018 Show on 18 August. The six available so far are: 1) Cooking and Preserves, 2) Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers; 3) Children's Growing Classes; 4) Flavoured Spirit; 5) Eggs; and 6) Composing Music - class 137. These can be found by clicking on the “Guidance” option above.

Photographs, Results and Press Coverage

Photographs of previous shows can be viewed from the “Pictures” link above and press coverage can be seen here: Press Coverage

Show History

1939 Poster

Old Show Poster

The first Show was held in 1902 and known as the Hurst Show. If you would like to read a little history go here: Show History.

Results Archives

The results of previous shows are available from the following page:
Results Archive

Community Links

The Society is one of many local organisations that serve the local community. A list of others can be seen here: Community Links.

2018 Show Supporters

The Society is grateful to the local businesses that support the Show and help pay the printing cost of our schedule and show posters. Here is a list of supporters of the 2018 Show and the organisers are very grateful for their generous and enthusiastic support:

    MOT City - Garage Services
    Parkers Twyford
    The Castle Inn

News Mailing List

Please send an email to the address below to receive news about our next main show on 18 August 2018 and other Society events:

Video Class

Click on the link below to see the only entry in the YouTube Video Class of the 2017 Show. The theme was How To.

Click to See the 2017 Video Class Entry

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Page last updated 07/07/2018.