Kettleburgh Village Show
Saturday 2nd September 2023
After a break of three years we are delighted to be able to hold our show again. The schedule has been set and is available to download.
You will also need an entry form.
Below is a list of those non-gardening classes or cooking classes where advance notice is helpful. Please encourage your friends and neighbours, children, grandchildren or anyone else you know to have a go. You may enter wherever you live; the show is not just for Kettleburgh residents. Exhibits are staged on Friday evening or Saturday morning and following the judging the show opens at 2.30 in the afternoon for viewing and refreshments. A raffle, auction of produce and prize giving follow,
Classes for children:-
1. Picture of a basket of fruit and veg to colour (picture available with schedule)
2. A fruit/vegetable creature
3. “I grew it myself” – a plate of fruit/veg or vase of flowers grown by the entrant (with
perhaps just a little bit of help)
4. “I made it from a paper plate” what can you make? A mask, model, collage, etc.
The photographs (no larger than A4 size):-
1. My favourite tree
2. Keeping cool
3. The veg patch
1. A hand knitted or crocheted item
2. A hand-made toy (any method of construction) max size 2ft x 2 ft
3. A hand-made card
This is a fun show and new entrants are most welcome. If you need help or advice please ask.
Claire Norman - firstname.lastname@example.org 01728 724372
2 Redroofs, The Street, Kettleburgh
The Kettleburgh VPA "No Show 2020"
We are unable to have the show in its usual fortmat this year but thought we should do something (the "No Show 2020") to record gardening/activities during lockdown. It's not supposed to be particularly serious and there are no prizes.
Full details can be found on this Kettleburgh VPA "No Show 2020" poster.
The Kettleburgh Flower and Produce Show has been held in the village hall for over 60 years. It is run by a group of volunteers from both Brandeston and Kettleburgh known as the Kettleburgh Village Produce Association and we are affiliated to the Suffolk Horticultural and Produce Association (SHAPA) who provide our insurance cover and judges for a fee. We hope to encourage gardening and domestic skills within the locality, friendly rivalry between contestants, to cover our costs and to produce a small surplus to cushion us in a “bad year”.
Shows are currently held on the first Saturday in September, with sections for vegetables, flowers, fruit, cookery, preserves, wine, photographs and children’s classes. We have recently added some craft classes in consultation with the Kettleburgh Craft Club. Classes are open to all wherever they live although some cups and trophies (which have been given over the years by local people or in memory of others) are only awarded to Kettleburgh residents.
During the afternoon of the show there are teas, a raffle, prize giving and an auction of produce.
We are always keen to welcome new competitors – particularly children and would welcome help with the organisation and running of the show. If you’d like to know more or would like advice about how to prepare and enter items please do get in touch with me, it’s great fun and we have a super band of gardeners willing to share their knowledge.
Secretary, Kettleburgh VPA