On August 15th 2015 we will be enjoying our 57th Summer Show. At the start it took place in Aston Clinton Park, then moved to the grounds of Rookery House and now takes place at Aston Clinton School, always on the third Saturday of the month.
It is a traditional village event which provides something for all the family to enjoy in the middle of the long school summer holiday. It provides a perfect setting for an enjoyable afternoon spent strolling around the stalls of the fete where you can try your hand at the coconut shy, buy from the second hand book stall, brows through the bric-a-brac and buy mementoes from the range of craft stalls. Then there are a range of refreshments which can be enjoyed whilst listening to the Great Horwood Silver Band.
Entering the rooms housing the village show will allow you to experience the best that local growers can produce. The dahlias are usually a fantastic spectacle and the vegetables provide quite a spectacle. Our judges enjoy coming to our show because the standard of entries is high and it is fun to judge. The domestic entries are quite mouth-watering and the handicrafts give you an idea of the skills of some of our local residents as do the beautiful flower arrangements. The children’s sections are always interesting, so do look at our schedule and maybe you could encourage children you know to enter our show this year.
Do please attend this year, bringing with you friends and family too. And we shall all cross our fingers for fine weather.
Below is a list of the recommended vegetable show varieties. With grateful thanks to Barry Newman for providing the information.