Make, Bake, Grow and Show 2024

The second Welton Make, Bake, Grow and Show will take place on Saturday 7th September 2024 in and around Welton Village Hall. The show is an opportunity to display your home-grown and home-made produce in a spirit of friendly rivalry. It is intended that the show will be an annual event to help promote the aims of sustainability and environmental improvement.

Entry is open to residents of Welton, past and present pupils of Welton School and anyone involved with Village Groups eg. Playgroup, Brownies, Guides, WOW…etc.

Entry Categories & Classes

As for last year, the show is divided into five Categories (Home Produce, Home Manufactured, Home Grown, Children Under 7 Years and Children 7-12 Years). Within each category there are several classes as listed below:

HOME PRODUCE

  • Cakes – Presented on own plate. Classes are:
      – An 8 inch/20cm Victoria Sponge filled with jam.
      – A 2lb/1kg loaf-tin fruit Cake.
      – 3 Cheese Scones (any size or shape).
  • Jams/Jellies – Presented in a clear jar, any size (but no trade names present), contents covered with wax cover and lid, labelled with ingredients, date made. Contents should be clear and evenly distributed throughout the jar. Classes are: 
      – Jelly from any fruit(s) or hedgerow.
      – Marmalade.
      – Jam from any fruit(s) or hedgerow.
  • Chutneys – Presented in a clear jar, any size (but no trade names present), contents covered with wax cover and lid, labelled with ingredients, date made. Contents should be evenly distributed throughout the jar. Should be kept for at least 6 weeks before opening to allow the flavours to develop. Classes are: 
      – Fruit Chutney.
      – Vegetable Chutney.
  • Homemade Fruit Gin or Vodka Class – Presented in a small screw top bottle clearly labelled with ingredients. Contents should be clear.

HOME MANUFACTURED

Classes are:

  • Handmade Card – Not from a kit. Maximum size A5.
  • Crochet –  1 item.
  • Knitting – 1 item.
  • Sewing – 1 item.
  • Freestyle Craft Item – 1 item, any type of craft, any design.
  • Household Item – 1 household item made from recycled materials.
  • Garden Item – 1 garden item made from recycled materials.

HOME GROWN

On the day, entrants will be given an 8” paper plate on which to display their produce. 

  • HerbsClasses are:
      – A jar of 3 different herbs.
      – A posy of fragrant herbs tied together.
  • Flowers – No shop bought flowers. No oasis to be used. Judges are looking for good colour, shape and form for the variety. Freshness of appearance. Classes are:
      – A vase of 5 mixed flowering stems, at least 2 different kinds
      – A vase of foliage.
      – A perfect but lonely flower in a vase.
  • Fruit Class – Judges are looking for uniform shape, size and colour. Fresh, clean (not scrubbed) and relatively blemish free. Number as specified in the Entry Description. Classes are:
      – A collection of three tree fruit of the same variety with stalks attached. 
      – A collection of 8 berries of the same variety with stalks attached.
  • Vegetables – Number as specified in the Entry Description. Judges are looking for a uniform shape, size and colour. Fresh, clean (not scrubbed) and relatively blemish free. Classes are:
      – The largest Runner Bean.
      – 3 same size tomatoes with stalks attached.
      – Medley of 3 vegetables.
      – 3 beans of same variety.
      – 3 courgettes.
      – 3 of the same vegetable – any vegetable other than beans or courgettes.

CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS CLASSES

Judges are looking for imagination, creativity and fun use of materials. Classes are:

  • Handmade Greeting Card – Not from a kit, A5 maximum size decorated using natural materials eg. petals, leaves etc.
  • Pebble Painting – With a theme of flowers, plants or wildlife.
  • Insect or Animal – Made from recycled items or materials.

CHILDREN 7-12 YEARS CLASSES

Judges are looking for imagination, creativity and fun use of materials. Classes are:

  • Handmade Greeting Card – Not from a kit, A5 maximum size decorated using natural materials eg. petals, leaves etc.
  • Pebble Painting – With a theme of flowers, plants or wildlife.
  • Insect or Animal – Made from recycled items or materials.
  • An Insect Hotel – In a plant pot or recycled item. 
Rules

We hope to encourage entries from everyone regardless of age or ability, so rules have been kept to an absolute minimum:

  • All entries and entry fees must be received by Rachel Gelder, Show Secretary, by 8.00pm Monday 2nd September.
  • All “Homegrown” exhibits to be grown by the Exhibitor.
  • Only 1 entry per Class per person is permitted and must be on the entry form provided.
  • All entries to be staged between 9.00-10.30am on Saturday 7th September.
  • Prior to staging their display, all Exhibitors should collect from the Entry Desk a card for every class entered.
  • Each Exhibitor will be responsible for the proper placement of each exhibit in the space allocated together with their entry card provided.
  • No Exhibitor may interfere with any exhibit or display.
  • Village Hall will be cleared for Judging between 10.30-12.30pm.
  • Judges shall not exhibit in any class in which they are appointed to Judge.
  • Judges decisions will be final.
  • Each class is awarded points on the following basis: 1st= 5 / 2nd = 3 / 3rd = 1.
  • There will be a “Best in Show” winner for the person scoring the highest score.
  • All exhibits to be left in place until 3.30pm after which Exhibitors may remove their items. Anything that is left will be auctioned in order to raise funds.
  • The Show Organisers accept no responsibility for loss or damage to any exhibits and/or personal property.
Entry Form

Full details, together with a pull-out entry form, will be published in the June & August editions of the Welton News & Views.

In the meantime you can click here if you wish to print off your own form and register your entry right now.

Or you can enter using our on-line entry form here.

Entry Fees

Adults, and Children 13 years and above: 50p per class (for less than 5 classes) or £2.00 to enter 5 classes / 30p per additional class.

Children 12 and below: FREE!

Fees are to be put in an envelope (with your name on it) and posted through the letter box of Rachel Gelder (Show Secretary) at 37a Churchill Road, Welton. Fees to be paid by 8pm Mon 2nd September.

If paying by cheque, please make out to ‘Welton Horticultural Club’.

Other Activities

As well as the exhibits, other attractions on the day will include:

  • Live music (local band ‘Greyzone’).
  • Refreshments.
  • Photograph exhibition.
  • Plant sales.
  • Prize draw.
Timings
0900 Entrants arrange entries in Welton Village Hall.
1030 Cars removed from Village Hall car park please. Hall closed for judging.
1245 Hall re-opens for viewing and refreshments, plant sales, ukulele orchestra, etc.
1530 Collection of exhibits.
1545 Presentation of prizes and auction.
1600 Show closes for this year.
What The Judges Are looking For

Home Produce Category:

  • Cakes/ Scones: Shape, size and quantity stated. Presented on own plate.
  • Jam: Must be in a clear jar with no trade names. Contents covered with wax disc and lid. Labelled with ingredients, date made. Fruit should be evenly distributed throughout the jar.
  • Jelly: Presented as for Jam. Contents should be clear.
  • Chutney: Presented as for Jam. Should be kept for at least 6 weeks before opening to allow the flavours to develop.
  • Fruit Gin or Vodka: Presented in small screw top bottle clearly labelled with ingredients. Contents should be clear.

Home Manufactured:

  • Entrants own work.
  • Interesting use of recycled items, where applicable.

Homegrown:

  • Fruit and Vegetables: Number specified in Entry Description. Uniformity of shape, size, colour. Condition: Fresh, clean (not scrubbed) and relatively blemish free.
  • Flowers: No shop bought or oasis to be used. Entrants to use their own vase. Good colour, shape and form for the variety. Freshness of appearance.

Children’s Classes:

  • Imagination, creativity and fun use of materials.
Results/Further information

The 2023 show took place as planned and was a great success! You can read the full News & Views article here. There were a total of 162 entries across 26 classes:

  • Home Produce – Sponge cake (4); fruit cake (5); cheese scones (7); fruit chutney (8); veg chutney (4); jelly (5); marmalade (3); jam (12); gin/vodka (7).
  • Home Manufactured – Cards (3); crochet (5); knitting (5); sewing (7); recycled item (2); scarecrow (2).
  • Home Grown – Fruit (7); herbs (9); posy (7); largest runner bean (6); tomatoes (10); veg medley (9); 3 beans (5); 3 courgettes (6); 5 flowers (7); foliage (7); perfect flower (10).

Once again, we thank last year’s sponsors for their kind donations. The statement of accounts is held by the organising committee and can be viewed on request by contacting Mariet Tidmarsh, mariettidmarsh@yahoo.co.uk

As sponsored in 2023 by:
Welton Recreation Trust; Welton Parish Council; Whilton Locks Garden Village;
Dobbies Garden Centre; Barby Nurseries; Dennetts Garden Centre
Crick Garden Centre; Mr and Mrs  J. Sutherland; Mr & Mrs N Steele;
Rapido Print Solutions; Mr and Mrs  J. Malvern; Rudders & Paynes;
Venture Caravans Ltd; Viridian Nutrition; Sheaf Street Health Store;
Suddenly On Sheaf Street

 

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