This year we have the National Allotment Association in the horticulture section of the Halifax Agriculture show. There will be people on the stand to help answer your questions about setting up an allotment , how to run one and give tips and advice on how to grow fruit and vegetables. At the end of the day you will be able to buy some of the amazing fruit and vegetables that have been in the exhibition tent. We hope you have a wonderful day at the show and we thank you for supporting the us each year.
Horticulture Show Classes 2020
Details will be available from May 2020.
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Anyone can exhibit their very best vegetables, flowers, fruit & plants they have grown. Floral art & flower shops may choose their own design theme. This is your chance to show the local community the “WOW FACTOR” in “Growing & Showing.” This year we have the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners LTD. It is an exhibition, with information on how to run allotments and grow wonderful vegetables, fruit and flowers.
- Booked entries staged: 7am – 8am
- Tent closed from 8am – 10.30 pm
- Judging: 8.30am- 10.30am
- Horticulture tent open from 10.30 pm- 4.00pm
- Raffle draw 3.30pm
- Exhibitors prize and certificate presentation 4.00- 4.30pm
- End of day sale of plants 4.30 pm- 5.00pm
Vegetable Class Open To All
Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2.
Class. LUCAS CUP AWARDED BEST VEGETABLE EXHIBIT
- Any other vegetable not scheduled
- Potatoes White 1 dish of 4 Potatoes Coloured
- Carrots 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx. 3
- Beetroot, Globe 1 dish of 3, tops trimmed to approx. 3
- Cauliflower 1 dish of 1 with roots attached
- Cabbage Green 1 dish of 1, with guard leaves attached and 2” stalk.
- Cabbage to cut, any colour with 2” stalk
- Lettuce 1 dish of 1 as grown, with roots washed, (put into a vase of water.)
- Tomatoes medium 1 dish of 4
- A Truss of Tomatoes (ripening accepted)
- Peas, 3.5”and under 1 dish of 6 pods
- Peas over 3.5”1 dish of 6 pods
- Broad Beans, 1 dish of 6 pods
- Beans, Dwarf French (kidney), 1 dish of 6 pods
- Beans Runner 1 dish of 6 pods
- Turnips with tops and root, dish of 2
- Parsnips with tops and root, dish of 3
- Onions 3 green tops un-dressed as grown
- 3 dressed onions
- Cucumber one dish of 1
- Lunchbox cucumber one dish of 2 (less than 8”)
- Butternut squash one dish of 1
- 0ne cob of sweetcorn opened
- Herbs 1 vase of 4 kinds
- Rhubarb 1 dish of two stalks with tops trimmed to 2” approx. (tied)
- Gooseberries 1 dish of 12
- Blackcurrants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)
- Red or White Currants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)
- Raspberries 1 dish of 12 with calyx (stalk)
- Blueberries 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)
- The Andrew Collins certificate awarded to the best – Basket of 6 kinds of vegetables; to be judged for quality and display. (Any amount within the 6 variety)
- Calderdale Leisure Gardeners Federation sponsors a Horizontal Tray of Vegetables, from an allotment. More than 6 kinds, garnishing allowed. Max size 24”x36” backboards not allowed. Rod Mellor Trophy Awarded Best Horizontal Tray of Vegetables.
Flower Class Open To All
Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2 Class
- 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (small)
- 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (medium or large)
- 1 vase of 3 Pompom Dahlias
- 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias small
- 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias (medium or large)
- 1 vase of 3 Garden Dahlias (any variety)
- 1 vase of 1 spike of Gladioli
- 1 vase of 3 spikes of Gladioli
- 1 vase of Calendula, 3 blooms
- 1 vase of 5 stems of Dianthus (Pinks)
- 1 specimen Hybrid Tea Rose-own foliage
- 1 vase of 1 stems of Floribunda Roses (spray)
- 1 vase of 5 spikes of Sweet Peas
- 1 vase of mixed Perennial flowers (*Sponsor Gardenius Nurseries)
- 1 vase of mixed Annuals*
- 1 bloom any Sunflower
- 1 vase of 3 stems of any flower (not scheduled)
- 1 bowl of French Marigolds up to 9” diameter 6” height
- One vase of African Marigolds 5 stem.
- Specimen Fuchsia*
- Specimen Begonia Plant*
- Specimen flower plant (excluding Fuchsia & Begonias) *
- Specimen one orchid plant
- Specimen Foliage Plant*
- Succulent or Cactus plant display (group)
- 1 Succulent or Cactus plant medium to large
Best Flower in show: The National Gardeners Guild Certificate
Entries for all children’s classes are free (15 years and under).
1st, 2nd & 3rd prize a packet of Kings Seeds. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2
Classes for children under 13 years
- “Farming fun” Make a 3-D model of a farming scene using natural vegetable materials and accessories, maximum size 27”x 27” x height proportional
- “Happy Headdress” make a decorative headdress from art materials and natural produce.
Best under 13’s Exhibit Joseph Smith Certificate
Youth groups, Young farmers, Schools, Special Need Skill Centres, Families, Girl Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Adult guidance is acceptable.
- ”Designer T-Shirt” Design a t-shirt logo and slogan inspired by ‘why we should eat fruit and vegetables’. Use artistic materials, size A4.
- “Wonderful Woodland” Make a collage of a woodland scene size A4.
Novice Classes: ‘Plant & Grow’
Best Novice Exhibit: Sykes and Watkinson Certificate
Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2
For novice exhibitors who have never won three first in any given class. Exhibit rules apply
- Any variety of one flower & one vegetable
- 3 White potatoes
- 3 different vegetables
- “Colourful Flowers” A flower display celebrating 73 years of the Halifax Agriculture Show open to nurseries & garden centres. Sponsored by Nurseries & Garden Centres
Best Colourful Flowers: Horace Turner Challenge Turner Certificate
“Grow & Show Exhibition.” (Non-competitive
Will be available shortly.
1. ALL entry forms from competitive and non-competitive exhibits, accompanied by the entry fee must be received by the secretary no later than Friday the 9th August 2019. (Pay on the day policy applies.) Cheques £5 and over should be made payable to “The Halifax Agricultural Society LTD.” No fee for non-competitive exhibits and children’s classes. NEW entries and fees will NOT be accepted after 9pm on Friday August 9th. 2. Class tickets will be supplied: exhibitors will be responsible for placing them by their exhibits. 3. To promote more competition and open the event to a wider audience; a maximum of 2 entries per person per class per family will be allowed. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE GROWN BY EXHIBITORS, EXCEPT THOSE IN THE CHILDRENS CLASSES. 4. Trays and stands must be supplied by the exhibitor. However, vases will be available for use. 5. Antirrhinums will be judged as annuals for this show. 6. To promote an inclusive horticultural show a non-competitive category is now being introduced. This category will not be judged. However, it will promote and encourage a display of vegetables and flowers from a variety of exhibitors in the community. 7. ALL Booked Exhibits must be staged by 8am on Saturday 10th August 2019. Staging will be between 1pm and 8.30 pm on Friday evening the night before the show and between 7am and 8am on the morning of the show (Savile Park Halifax). The tent will be closed at 8am on Saturday morning and ALL EXHIBITORS MUST vacate the tent by 8am. 8. At 8am until 8.30am the stewards and the secretary will be the only ones in the tent to stage the show before judging commences. The judging will commence at 8.30am. 9. Any objection to the decision of the judge must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary by noon on the show day accompanied by a £5 deposit which will be refunded if the objection is upheld. 10. The committee reserve the right to withhold or diminish the prize of any class where the exhibits are considered by them to be of inferior quality. The committee’s decision is final on all matters. 11. The show is protected by a security guard who is present overnight. However, the committee does not take any responsibility for damages or loss sustained to exhibits before, during or after the show. 12. Certificates will be awarded to successful exhibitors along with their prize money at end of the show day, at approximately 4pm to 4:30pm. 13. The exhibitor’s tent will be closed to the public at 4.00pm. Between 4pm -4.30pmthe exhibitors may collect their exhibits and awards. Any exhibits unclaimed after 4.30 pm- 5pm will be sold and the proceeds will be used for the benefit of the society. 14. No application will be accepted from stall holders solely interested in the sale of goods. Although stall can be erected to display goods and produce ONLY. 15. Prize money can be a combination of cash / vouchers or both. 16. Contact details of secretary: Michelle Carter 39. Arnold Royd Brighouse HD6 3LB. 01484 720858/07783798959.