Bishop Auckland’s Annual Horticultural and Produce Show never fails to deliver a wonderful display of locally grown flowers, produce, arts and crafts.
This years’ Show will take place on Saturday 28th September in the former McIntyre’s Store (25 Newgate Street), along with the Kids Corner section that will be held in the Newgate Shopping Centre.
Organised by the Town Council and in partnership working with Incredible Edible, Bishop Auckland & Coundon in Bloom, South Durham Enterprise Agency and the valued help of local growers, the Show offers over 40 classes for adults and children to get involved in. These range from classes for Leeks, Onions, Chrysanthemum and Dahlias for serious competition growers to wonky fruit and vegetables, a garden wildlife picture and design a poster competition. There is also a home produce category featuring Scones, Pies, Corsages, Flower arrangements – and a favourite of the judges, Chocolate cake!
The exhibits in both McIntyre’s and the Newgate Shopping Centre will be open to view from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm and to discover who has been awarded prizes in this years’ show.
Presentations will be made by the Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor Joy Allen in McIntyre’s followed by collection of Prize Money at 2:30pm.
A copy of the full Show Schedule and list of the classes can be downloaded below:
Horticultural & Produce Show Schedule 2019
Instructions for exhibitors
Vegetables, Flowers and Home Produce
Access to McIntyre’s for dropping off Vegetables, Flowers and Home Produce can be made via Fore Bondgate from 4:00pm when the barrier is lowered.
Bays outside McIntyre’s are for loading/unloading only. You should therefore move your vehicle to a car park immediately after dropping off and return to McIntyre’s to bench produce.
Access to Newgate Shopping Centre from various points shown on plan or from Newgate Shopping Centre Car Park.
Entries must be collected from the Newgate Centre from 3:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday
Judging will take place from 9:00 am the following morning. Dahlias and Chrysanthemum will be judged to their respective society standards.
National Chrysanthemum Society Certificates will be awarded for the best chrysanthemum exhibit and best vase of chrysanthemums.
National Dahlia Society Certificates will be awarded for best exhibit of dahlias (silver) and best vase of dahlias (bronze).