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Archive for July, 2015

Entries to Small Dole Summer Show

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

If you are interested in entering the Small Dole Summer Show there are a number of categories:

Section 1 – Flowers – Includes dahlias, asters, sweet peas, pot plants, rose displays and fuchsias to name but a few

Section 2 – Vegetables – Includes courgettes, shallots, tomatoes, beetroot and many more, plus my personal favourite – Any odd-shaped vegetable

Section 3 – Flowers and Vegetables – This is your chance to show off your display skills as well as your growing skills, with trugs, baskets and vases being used to display your produce to its best effect

Section 4 – Floral Art – Including a wedding bouquet and a miniature garden, this section is one of the most lovely displays on the day of the show

Section 5 – Children – Split in to age categories the children’s section covers a wide range of activities¬†from hand writing to cooking and as long as the items are all the children’s own work they have free rein to create all manner of wonderful entries.

Section 6 – Handicrafts – Including knitting, needlework and other handicrafts

Section 7 – Art and Photography – Including painting and many styles of photography

Section 8 – Cooking and Preserves – This section gives cooks of any levels from novice to grand-master to try out their skills – either on prescribed recipes or using their own ideas, as long as the produce applies on one of the many categories – jam, fudge, Victoria sponges, quiche, even a full afternoon tea.

There is something for everyone at the Small Dole show and by entering you are supporting the show to continue despite rising costs and other threats. The full list of entry categories and requirements is available from David Barrett and shown in the show program which is being distributed by many local businesses.

If you would like to enter, all you need to do is fill out the entry form attached below and return it to the show secretary on the Tuesday preceding the show in the Small Dole village hall between 7pm and 8pm. Cash prices and trophies go to the winners once they have been announced and your entry will need to be on display in the tent from 7.30am on the morning of the show.

For any other info, please see the programs! And Good Luck!

Small Dole Summer Show

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Small Dole Summer Show will this year be held on Saturday August 15th from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

With stalls, amusements, demonstrations, and the displays of all the wonderful entries it is sure to be a glorious afternoon.

More details to follow but in the mean time, keep the day free and good luck with your marrows!


Small Dole Summer Fayre - July 2015