The VPA stages two shows each year, a Spring Show and an Annual Show. Both of these are 'closed' events that only paid-up members may enter.
The Spring Show has a heavy emphasis on spring flowers, with daffodils alone accounting for many categories. In addition, there are domestic and photographic classes and, this year, for the first time, the art classes appeared in the Spring Show. The 2019 Spring Show was held on Saturday 8th April.
The Annual Show takes place at the end of the summer and showcases members' garden produce - potatoes, onions, leeks, marrows and so forth. There are classes for appearance, taste and texture and, for the marrows and pumpkins, for sheer size too. There are other classes for summer flowers, domestic products, photography and art. The 2019 Annual Show will be held on Saturday 7th September.
An exception to the 'closed' status of these events is that we encourage local schools to get their pupils to enter the various junior classes (for those up to 16 years of age).
You can get a copy of the Show Schedule at the Trading Store on Sunday mornings or download one from the Show Schedule page.
Michael King is the Show Secretary and is responsible for planning the shows, booking the judges and organising the small army of volunteers who set out the hall for the events.