The Binfield Heath Flower and Dog Show returns on bank holiday, Saturday, August 28th.
Absent for a year because of covid, the show is bouncing back with new chairman, Charlie Calderbank, and some fresh ideas along with the old favourites. The 72nd village show, features some new attractions alongside the ever-popular sideshows, displays and artisan stalls, plus the dog show.
At its heart is the contest for locals of all ages, encompassing everything from fruit and flowers to photographs, from produce to paintings and cakes to crafts.
In an exciting new venture, the Flower Show is collaborating for the first time with Watlington-based fine art auctioneers and valuers, Jones &Jacob, to host a pop-up antiques valuation tent. Three experts will be there to examine your jewellery, china, glass, watches, paintings and ornaments – anything small enough to carry in. Do your favourite things have a story to tell? Bring them along and find out their secrets – it’s a free assessment and you can sit and watch what other people have unearthed as well.
Watch out for surprises, too, on the British Legion stall, once again raising funds with its stand full of household treasures.
The Orwells team is preparing a feast and as usual there will be a tea tent with home-made goodies. The Shoulder of Mutton will be running a bar, and we’re also looking forward to a gourmet toasties stand.
Look out too for loads of other amusements including llamas, ferret races and a show from Circus Sensible!
More details to follow over the following weeks.
The show opens at 12 noon on the field opposite Holmwood in Shiplake Row, Binfield Heath RG9 4DP. Admission at the gate costs £4 for adults, with senior citizens and children 6-15 paying £2 and a family ticket costs £10 for 2 adults and 2 children. There is free parking in the field beside the show.
The competition schedule will go up on the Binfield Heath website when it’s ready, at and can be downloaded to print out. You can also pick up a copy in the Binfield Heath and Shiplake shops. Entry forms must be received either on-line, or if printed out, in Binfield Heath Village Stores or the Corner Shop, Shiplake by 7pm on Wednesday 25 August. Flower Show enquiries to Charlie Calderbank 07969 572054 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org