A riot of colour at Bishopsteignton Village Show

The 17th annual Bishopsteignton Village Show took place on Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September and organisers saw Bishopsteignton Community Centre filled with a riot of floral colour, fantastic veg, art, crafts and some wonderful exhibits inspired by the Olympics and the Golden Jubilee.

Show Chairman Roy Halsey said “I’m delighted with the entries we had for this year’s show. It’s been a difficult year for gardeners but people rose to the challenge and we had a great show filled with lovely quality fruit and veg and flowers. In fact both the Flower judge, Phil Baker and the Fruit and Veg judge, Peter Morton, said that they thought this was one of the best shows they’d judged in the area this year. Of course the Show is not all about gardening. Yet again we had incredible cakes and chutneys entered into the competition along with beautiful handicrafts, paintings and photography. A number of the local children got involved too with some great entries in their classes.”

Roy added “Unusually for a Village Show, ours is run over 2 days and we find that we have lots of people visit on both days. With cream teas and Ploughman’s Lunches on offer, as well as some great stalls selling local produce, we need both days to accommodate everyone who wants to come and look around. For a number of years now we’ve also been lucky enough to be supported by various local businesses who sponsor some of the Divisions in the Show and donate wonderful prizes so that we can hold our Grand Raffle which is such an important fund-raiser for us.”

All those who support the Show are featured on their website www.bishopsvillageshow.co.uk where the results from this and previous year’s can be found, along with a number of photo galleries as well. Whilst the organising committee can now have a rest after all their hard work it won’t be long before they meet again to start planning next year’s Show.