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Hurst Horticultural & Home Industries August Show
Next Show Saturday 22 August 2020
Organised by the Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society

Show Information:

A Great Success

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       Keith Attfield Crowned Apple Flan Winner

The 2019 Show on 17 August had between 20% and 25% more entrants, entries and show visitors than last year. Good weather makes a big difference but efforts earlier in the year to attract new people to enter exhibits in one or more of the 140 classes seemed to have worked. The EMC Jazz band filled the air with great music and were again very popular. They are pencilled in for next year already.

Next year's show is on 22 August and anyone can enter classes which are organised into scarecrow, home industries, horticulture, and children's sections. The show encourages everyone in the local community, and not just the village of Hurst, to join in to have fun, maybe learn something, and possibly win a first prize or even a cup. All children's classes have medals presented for first, second and third place.

It costs 50p a class to enter an exhibit, and very little to enter the show when it opens to the public at 1:00pm for seeing how you have done, and enjoying great music, good food and drink. A community event not to be missed.

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       Postman Pat and Jess the Cat

The Postman Pat scarecrow made by the Howarth family won the much coveted Scarecrow Cup. Competition was fierce and the standard very high.

2019 Mini Show Success

Well done to Bridget Graham who won this year´s Potato in a Bucket competition held on 2 July with an astonishing 1.58kg crop from her single seed potato. Janet Larkin was second with 1.16kg and Suzy Watt third with 0.94kg. Full results are under the Results button above.

Winners of the other classes were:

Strawberries: Hilary Reed (1st)

Sweetpeas: Janet Larkin (1st); Lynn Burrows (2nd); Penny Curry (3rd)

Flowering Shrub: Heather Howarth (1st); Naomi Bassett (2nd); Edwin Jarvis (3rd)

2019 Show Photographs

All the photographs of the 2019 Show taken by Hilary Reed and Jonathan Sant are available to view under the Pictures tab above. The Show is very grateful to Hilary and Jonathan for taking such wonderful photographs so we have a fantastic record of the event. If anybody else has photographs they are happy to share please let the secretary know.


The array of cups ready to be presented. (Picture Jonathan Sant)

In addition to the photographs there is one silent video and this is of the horticultural hall just before judging commenced.

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Instructions and Guidelines for Exhibitors

Instructions and guidelines have been written to help and encourage exhibitors for the 2019 Show. 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) Website Building - Class 140. These can be found by clicking on the “Guidance” option above.

Photographs, Results and Press Coverage

Show photographs 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.

2019 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 2019 Show and the organisers are very grateful for their generous and enthusiastic support:

    MOT City - Garage Services
    Parkers Twyford
    The Castle Inn

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Page last updated 27/08/2019.