Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Show - Defending My Title

Well it is that time again.  Show Time.

Last year I posted about being a complete novice at the local show and then about my results where I proclaimed to be "Queen of the Show Pavilion".

This year I have entered a few more categories because I was a bit more organised, not a lot but a bit.
This year I am entering some craft (scrapbooking and card making), some preserves (Cherry Chutney and Bread and Butter pickles), some eggs (where I got a first prize last year) and perhaps some Garlic.
Last year I had great success with my Rosella's winning first and second, but this year my first planting drowned in all the rain so the ones I replanted are not big enough yet to produce fruit.

In addition to being an entrant this year I have been asked to be a show steward.  This basically beans that I will be checking off entrants as they drop off their goods and following the judges around writing out place cards then keeping track of the winners so prizes can be allocated.

This year we have Colin Campbell from Gardening Australia coming to hold a talk on gardening which sadly I will miss due to work commitments

Even though our community is small the show is a great day out as there are plenty of people to catch up with who you don't see all the time and lots of exhibits to admire, my favourites are the chickens and the craft.

Do you go to a local show?
What are your favourite exhibits?


  1. How exciting! I've been a ring steward and fiber assitant in a few alpaca shows. It's pretty fun and I've learned a lot.

    You have me thinking about putting some of my jams and butters in our county fair next fall.

  2. Have fun. I go to our local fairs here. My favorite part is the crafts tables too. I think I am going to try to jar bread and butter pickles this summer.

  3. Good luck! My favourites at the show are the cooking and handicraft pavillions..and the chooks! Shame to miss the Colin C talk but am sure you will have fun all the same!

  4. Good luck, Fiona! Lets hear it for the potential return Queen of the Show Pavilion!!

    It is a shame about your rosellas, though. Looking forward to reading of your results.

  5. Hope you do well this year Fiona...good luck! Have fun being a stewart. I was given some chokos recently and i found a recipe for choko pickles, i've never make pickles before so should be interesting.


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