Looking ahead to this year’s show on Saturday 7th September, hopefully we will have a better growing season than in 2018 when the “Beast from the East” and then a hot dry summer proved challenging.
You may enter wherever you live, the show is not just for Kettleburgh residents.
Classes for children:-
- 4 pieces of a no-baked cake e.g. chocolate crunch, rocky road, rice krispie cake
- A decorated hat
- A photo of my pet (or one I would like)
- A vegetable monster
- A floral collage
- A flower or flowers on a single stem that I have grown
- Rear view
- Through the window
- Garden creature(s)
- Opposites – a pair of photographs
- A hand knitted or crocheted item
- A pin cushion
- A card for a new baby
- A card with a floral design
- A hand-made toy (any method of construction e.g woodwork, sewing, knitting) maximum size 60cm x 60cm
The Kettleburgh Flower and Produce Show has been held in the village hall for over 60 years. It is run by a group of volunteers from both Brandeston and Kettleburgh known as the Kettleburgh Village Produce Association and we are affiliated to the Suffolk Horticultural and Produce Association (SHAPA) who provide our insurance cover and judges for a fee. We hope to encourage gardening and domestic skills within the locality, friendly rivalry between contestants, to cover our costs and to produce a small surplus to cushion us in a “bad year”.
Shows are currently held on the first Saturday in September, with sections for vegetables, flowers, fruit, cookery, preserves, wine, photographs and children’s classes. We have recently added some craft classes in consultation with the Kettleburgh Craft Club. Classes are open to all wherever they live although some cups and trophies (which have been given over the years by local people or in memory of others) are only awarded to Kettleburgh residents.
During the afternoon of the show there are teas, a raffle, prize giving and an auction of produce.
We are always keen to welcome new competitors – particularly children and would welcome help with the organisation and running of the show. If you’d like to know more or would like advice about how to prepare and enter items please do get in touch with me, it’s great fun and we have a super band of gardeners willing to share their knowledge.
Secretary, Kettleburgh VPA
There are photos of the 2017 Produce Show in the Past Events section.