Marquee Competitions

Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair

Garden Marquee Competitions

This year we are holding three competitions in the Gardening Marquee, Floral Arts (Adults and Children), Produce and a Cake Competition.

Produce Show 

Open to All. Enter your home grown produce at the show. Entries are 50p for each category. To take part please bring your entries to the Produce Marquee between 8-9am on the day. Judging will take place from 9am on the day. All classes judged by Mr David Lock.

Any queries or for further information phone Sue Walton 07515829254

Schedule of Classes

  1. 3 potatoes white
  2. 3 potatoes coloured
  3. 2 carrots tops trimmed to 3″
  4. 2 parsnips tops trimmed to 3″
  5. 3 onions as grown
  6. 3 onions dressed necks tied
  7. 6 shallots
  8. 3 beetroot tops trimmed to 3″
  9. Plate of 6 tomatoes
  10. Plate of 6 tomatoes cherry type
  11. 6 runner beans
  12. 6 dwarf beans
  13. 2 courgettes max 6″ fruit including flower
  14. 2 corn on the cob
  15. Plate of 6 peas
  16. 1 cucumber
  17. 3 apples desert
  18. 3 apples cooking
  19. 8 stoned fruit
  20. Plate of 10 soft fruit
  21. Vase or pot of four different types of herbs in water
  22. Vase or pot of 6 different types of garden flowers

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Floral Art Competition

Floral Art exhibits in the Marquee at Bit End Field sponsored by Whittington Flower Arranging Society

ADULTS

Class 1     IN THE PINK

An exhibit which may include accessories. Space allowed 90cm wide x 60cm deep, height unlimited

Class 2     TEXTURES WITH A MODERN TWIST

An exhibit which may include accessories. Space allowed 90cm wide x 60cm deep, height unlimited

Staging to take place between 7.30 am – 9 am and cleared by 4.30 pm -5.30 pm

Tables will be covered in black drapes

See below for Entry forms. Please return to Lynne Lacey, 21 Fisherwick Road. Whittington WS14 9LL –  01543 43220 lynne.lacey123@btinternet.com Call or email for any information required

ENTRY FEE £1

PRIZES 1st £10   2nd £5   3rd £3

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Junior Flower Competition

Whittington Flower Arranging Society Junior Class. Would you like to enter a competition at the Whittington Country Fair?

‘Flowers in a tea – cup.’

All you have to do is choose flowers, leaves from your garden, or a friend’s or buy and arrange them in a tea cup.

Bring them to:-

  •  The Gardening Marquee between 7.30 to 8.45am  on Saturday September 2rd 2017
  •  Competition Entry Fee 50p
  •  Prizes: 1st £5, 2nd £3, 3rd £2
  •  Judging will take place between 9.00—10.30
  •  Collect your exhibits between 4.30 –5.30

It would be helpful if you gave your entry slip and fee beforehand to: Sue Jackson, 32 Spring Lane – 01543319613

See below for entry Form.

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Cake Competition – Sponsored and prizes by Whittington WI

This year we are again holding a Cake Competition in the Marquee for adults, both ladies, gents and children may enter. We are offering a specific recipe with clear baking instructions so even those with limited experience can have a go.

The Cake Competition is ‘A Carrot Cake’ and the given recipe which must be used is below:

CARROT CAKE

225 g (8oz) Self Raising Flour; 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

150 g (5oz) Light Muscovado Sugar; 50 g (2oz) Chopped Walnuts

100 g (4oz) Grated Carrots; 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed

Page 15 2 Eggs; 150 ml (5 fl oz) Sunflower Oil

For Topping

176 g (6oz) Low Fat Soft Cheese; 50 g (2oz) Soft Margarine

100 g (4oz) Icing Sugar Sifted, A few drops of Vanilla Essence

Pre heat the oven to 180 C/350 F gas mark 4. Grease and base line a 20 cm (8in) deep round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Method

Measure all ingredients for the cake into a large bowl, mix well until thoroughly blended and smooth. Turn into prepared tin and level surface. Bake for 50 – 60 mons until cake is well risen and shrinking away from sides of tin. Leave to col in tin for a few mins before turning out onto wire rack. Leave to cool completely.

For topping, measure all ingredients into bowl, mix until smooth. Spread over the top of the cake decorating as desired.

Entries to be brought to the marquee by 9.30 am on the day to be judged. Entrance fee £1.00.

The Whittington WI Centenary Trophy will be awarded to the winner together with a £15 cash prize.

2nd prize £10.00, 3rd price £5.00.

Enquiries and further information from Betty Gilbert 432705 or Ann Hiskins 432256.

Why not have a go this year, you don’t have to be an expert. Open to all ages

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ALL ENTRY  forms can be found in your CONNECT magazine