The closing date for entries for the horticultural and industrial section - one of the most visited sections of the Glendale Show - is fast approaching.
The show is less than two weeks away, and preparations for The Horticultural and Industrial Society’s Marquee is in full swing.
This glorious exhibition of skill, creativity and hard work is one of the largest showcases of products, produce, crafts, cakes and flowers in the north east.
Marion Lockhart, secretary of the Industrial Section of the Horticultural and Industrial Society said: “We are always looking for new exhibitors and with a total of 250 classes there is something for everyone, whether you are a stick dresser, photographer, gardener, or baker
“The closing date for entries is Wednesday, August 21 so whatever your hobby or interest there is still time to enter.”
Schedules are available to download on www.glendaleshow.com, or to pick up from The Glendale Show Office or Brands the Newsagent in Wooler.
This year the specialist cake class, made to a standard recipe detailed in the programme, is a yoghurt cake.
The horticultural section features fruit, vegetables and wonderful displays of flowers. There is a class for almost everything you can imagine, including a basket of plenty, (a basket or trug of garden produce) and a basket of cut flowers from an open border.
This year although the season started late, the recent good weather has encouraged fine crops and beautiful blooms, so the finest of displays are expected.
Each year during the show there is always a special class for the Glendale Agricultural Society Committee and this year they have to bake a chocolate cake. There is a class for the ladies and for the gentlemen – a chocolate cake filled, un-iced and in one tin.
If any of the committee fail with their cake there is still hope for a winner in the disaster class.
There is a whole section of classes for the younger generation and the Society takes a real pleasure in seeing the fantastic skills being demonstrated by the younger generation as they are the next generation of maker, bakers and growers.
The show takes place on August bank holiday Monday.