2014 Theale Flower Show
Saturday 6th September
2pm until 10pm
Once again the famous and ever popular Theale Flower Show is being held on 6th September, but this year you will notice some changes!
In the past the main feature of the show has been the large central marquee which has housed all the exhibits. Due to increasing costs of the hire of a marquee , which was £3500 last year, this has resulted in a substantial loss for the show. Whilst we'd prefer to continue to stage the show in the marquee, after much soul searching it has been decided this year to use Christ Church Theale, Theale Village Hall, Dave & Ann Bodley's beautiful orchard (at the back of the hall) and nearby fields generously donated by Edwin & Sheila Badman.
There will still be all the exhibits, teas and children’s activities, with various live bands during the day as well as plenty of fun for all, but in a more restricted site. Ample free car parking will be available and a stewarding system will be in place to ensure safe crossing of the road. A ticket at the gate for the Show will only be £2 per person (children under 16 free).
In the evening, Michael Gillett will be presenting a number of local young bands he supports to entertain us all from 6 to 10pm and there'll b e a Licensed Bar to lubricate the fun.
Following this year’s show, we'll review how successful the new arrangements are and whether or not it might be possible to return to the use of a large marquee.
We look forward to seeing you all there again this year!
Theale Flower Show 2014 - Online entries are now live!
Click on the "Online Entries" tab above to make your entry - it's easy, quick and convenient.
Three major changes this year:
How to make an entry:
Remember, late entries (after 9pm 4th September 2014) are not allowed this year
If you are entering on behalf of your child you must create an Entry order in their name; don't put all your children's entries into one entry as we won't know who is entering what!
The Online Entry system will close at 9:00pm on Thursday 4th September 2014. No online entry can be made after that date and time. Hurry!
Potato Challenge 2014
New Competition Class for 2014
We're staging a special additional competition at this year's Flower Show called the "Potato Challenge" !
It's for the heaviest weight of potatoes that can be grown 25 litres of soil or compost. On Show Day each entry will be judged by weight (excluding the 25 litres of soil or compost, of course) and the winner announced. Ideally you need to find a suitable container for the 25 litres of compost or soil and bring your entry to the Flower Show in it
Competitors must make sure that the potatoes are delivered to the Show Tent and must remain in the 25 litres of soil or compost before weighing.
If you are keen to enter this competition, click here to leave us your details. There's no obligation at all, we just want to gauge interest.
Start planting & growing now! Look out for entry forms which will be published with the Competition Schedule in early July.
Need more information or have any questions? Call Ted Hatch on 712842.
Or here's a useful link to show you how - click here