Just a few weeks to go now for the annual family fun day that is the Tetbury Summer Show and final preparations are progressing well. This event owes much to the continued generosity of many businesses and organisation in Tetbury but particularly IHS Markit located at the top end of Cirencester Road. This company has once again provided an outstanding donation for which the committee remains very grateful. With the good weather we have been enjoying, and which is set to continue according to most reports, the marquee is sure to be hosting a brilliant display of carefully nurtured flowers
, fruit and vegetables. For those that have yet to obtain a schedule, it is important to remind that in all the amateur classes, exhibits must have been grown in the exhibitors own garden or allotment. Where required, exhibitors submitting floral entries must supply their own plates, baskets or vases for the display. The schedule is available free of charge from Tetbury Hardware or by downloading from www.tetburysummershow.co.uk and contains other important details including the all important entry forms.
It has long been a tradition of this event that any produce left by exhibitors at the end of the show would be auctioned off to raise additional funds. While this has been quite successful, it has often been a time consuming process and as such, change has now been implemented. This year, any person wishing to acquire produce that has been left, need only make a donation to secure the desired item(s). It is hoped this will not only save time but also encourage more people to stay and see what high quality food and vegetables are on show, which can be secured for a relatively modest donation.
There are now a dozen stalls booked to attend and this will of course increase nearer the day as confidence grows as to the likely weather conditions. For those that are entering the Fun Dog Show that starts at 2.00 pm, or owners of any pets for that matter, you may be interested to know that Bath Country Pets will have a stall offering advice and a range of pet foods. There will always be room for any local crafts people to have a stall so please look at the web page and down load an application form. To keep you amused during the afternoon, the land train will be back and will as usual be very busy giving rides to all family members. In addition, and probably for the last time, we welcome the return of Spider Mountain.
It looks easy but this is a challenge for most age groups as you have to negotiate a tricky vertical climb through webbing before coming down the slide. In addition, and provided we can satisfy some important safety issues, we hope to be offering visitors the chance to have a go at archery, something that will appeal to all age groups. We look forward to seeing you on the recreation ground on Sunday 13th August.