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Show Schedule

Please read the Show Rules carefully and note the arrangements for entering your exhibits, where to leave your entry forms and the latest time that you can do so.  Please note that NO Late Entries will be permitted on Show Day itself.



(Limited to Swanland Residents only – maximum of one entry per class)

Judges – Yvonne Stone/Keith Bowser

Winner of Most Points in Classes 1 – 9 receives £4


1.      Three potatoes – one variety.

2.      Five tomatoes – cherry-fruited variety.

3.      Three runner beans.

4.      One beetroot

5.      Two courgettes.

6.      One rose – any variety.

7.      One specimen dahlia.

8.      One vase of mixed flowers – not less than 3 kinds.

9.      Three dessert apples.



(Items not to have been exhibited at Swanland Show previously)

Judge – Carol Parsons

Winner of Most Points in Classes 10 – 16 receives £4

Winner of Best Exhibit receives £2


10.         A hand-made swan in any media.           

11.         A hand-made greetings card for any occasion.

12.         A mosaic item – maximum base size A4.

13.         A soft toy in any media.

14.         A crochet item.

15.         A hand-knitted item.           

16.         A piece of jewellery.



Judge – Carol Parsons

Winners of Most Points in Classes 17 -19 and 20 – 25 receive £4

 Winner of Best Exhibit in Classes 20 – 25 receives £2


17.         Tomato chutney – 454gm (1lb) – jar with plain lid only.

18.         Lemon marmalade – 454gm (1lb) – jar with plain lid only.

19.         A bottle of home-made wine – any flavour – to be labelled.

20.         A Rocky Road tray bake.

21.         A vegan cake.

22.         Three shortbread biscuits.

23.         Chocolate cake – see set recipe.

24.         Three cheese scones – see set recipe.

25.         Three savoury muffins.

Plates will be provided for Classes 20 to 25



(Items not to have been exhibited at Swanland Show previously)

Judge – Mary Wells

Winners of Most Points in Classes 26 – 28 and Classes 29 – 30 receive £4


26.         Water colour painting.

27.         Oil or Acrylic painting.

28.         Mixed media picture.                      

29.         Pencil sketch.

30.         Pastel sketch.



(All exhibits may be pre-assembled)

Judge – Wendy Bowser

Winner of Most Points in Classes 31 – 35 receives £4

Winner of Best Exhibit receives £2


31.         Shades of Green – an arrangement of flowers and foliage – base space allowed 50cm x 50cm – height unlimited.

32.         A wreath – any material allowed – suitable for hanging on a front door.

33.         An exhibit featuring a glass container – base space allowed 50cm x 50cm – height unlimited – accessories allowed.

34.         Queen’s Jubilee – an arrangement in a cup, mug or teapot using appropriate themed colours.

35.         A Celebratory buttonhole.



Judge – Yvonne Stone

Winners of Classes 53, 54, 55 and 59 receive £2 

Winners of Most Points in Classes 36 – 40 and 56 – 58 receive £4  and 41 – 52 (£5 voucher)


36.         Three dessert apples – one variety.

37.         Three cooking apples – one variety.

38.         Nine raspberries.

39.         Five plums – one variety.

40.         Any other fruit/fruits – one variety.

41.         Three courgettes.

42.         Three potatoes – white variety.

43.         Three potatoes – other than white variety.

44.         Three carrots – one variety.

45.         Five tomatoes – exhibition variety – with calyces attached.

46.         Seven tomatoes – cherry-fruited variety – with calyces attached.

47.         Three sticks of rhubarb – tops trimmed to 40mm approximately.

48.         Three onions – dressed.

49.         Six exhibition shallots – dressed.

50.         Five runner beans.

51.         Any other vegetable – not specified elsewhere in this section – a single specimen.

52.         Collection of herb stems in water – three distinct kinds.

53.         A basket of mixed vegetables – maximum size50cm x 30cm approximately.

54.         Three beetroot – tops cut to 75mm approximately.

55.         Collection of vegetables – five distinct kinds – one of each.

56.         Longest runner bean – one entry per exhibitor (see Rule 18)

57.         Heaviest onion – shown as grown with roots washed and not more than 15cm of stem – one entry per exhibitor (see Rule 18)

58.         Heaviest marrow – one entry per exhibitor (see Rule 18)

59.         One flower and one vegetable.

Plates will be provided for Classes 38 to 46, 50 and 54



Judge – Keith Bowser

Winners of Classes 60 and 69 receive £2 

Winner of Most Points in Classes 61 – 68 receives £4 and 69 – 75 (£5 voucher)


60.         Rose – one specimen bloom – not less than 20cm of stem.

61.         Dahlia – one specimen bloom – any variety.

62.         Dahlias – three blooms – any varieties.

63.         Vase of five annual asters – any varieties.

64.         Vase of five pansies or violas.

65.         Gladioli – two spikes – one variety.

66.         One sunflower.

67.         A vase of cut flowers –not less than 3 kinds –not less than 6 and not more than 10 blooms.

68.         One bowl of floating fresh flowers – not less than four kinds.

69.         One flowering fuchsia – maximum 15cm pot diameter.

70.         One foliage pot plant – non-flowering variety – maximum 15cm pot diameter.

71.         One flowering pot plant (excluding fuchsia and orchid)maximum 15cm pot diameter.

72.         One orchid – to have been in the exhibitor’s possession for not less than 3 months.

73.         One cactus or succulent.

74.         A mixed planter of growing plants.

75.         A terrarium featuring any mixed plants.


Judge – Wendy Bowser

Pre-school & Reception Class Children @ 31st August 2022
Winner of Class 76 receives £2
76.         A portrait of the Queen – in any media – maximum size A5.


Years 1 to 6 @ 31st August 2022

Exhibits to be clearly labelled showing the exhibitor’s age

Junior and Senior Winners of Class 80 receive £2 

Junior and Senior Winners of Most Points in Classes 77 – 80 receive £4


77.         A decorated wooden spoon.

78.         A painted plant pot.

79.         An arrangement of flowers and leaves in a 6-egg box.

80.         A portrait of the Queen – in any media – maximum size A5


Special Handicraft Class for Adults with Additional Needs

Judge – Carol Parsons


89.         A Platinum Jubilee celebration eg a decorated pottery crown or plate.

Day centres are asked to enter items from groups (no limit on group size) but not more than four items per centre due to space limitations



Judge – Mark Terry

Winner of Most Points in Classes 81 – 88 receives £4

Winner of Best Exhibit receives £2


81.         Colour Print – A Jubilee Picture

82.         Colour Print – Silhouettes

83.         Colour Print – Ponds

84.         Colour Print – Insects

85.         Colour Print – Unusual Buildings

86.         Colour Print – Close Up

87.         Colour Print – My Garden

88.         Colour Print – Farm Animals

Both digital and non-digital camera formats are allowed in the same class

Remember – exhibitors are allowed a maximum of two entries per class

Prints to be unmounted and not larger than A5 – 21cm x 15cm in size

(ie approximately the size of the printed Schedule page)



1.           Colour Print – Movement

2.           Colour Print – Specimen Tree

3.           Colour Print – Hands

4.           Colour Print – Blue Hues

5.           Colour Print – Pets

6.           Colour Print – Reflections

7.           Colour Print – Transport

8.           Colour Print – Industry

Both digital and non-digital camera formats are allowed in the same class.


Set Recipe for Chocolate Cake – PRODUCE SECTION – CLASS 23

Cake Ingredients: 175g butter, 175g caster sugar, 175g self-raising flour – sieved, 50g cocoa – sieve into the flour, 3 eggs – beaten.

Method:  Grease and line the bases of two 18cm cake tins.  Beat the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.  Add the egg a little at a time, beating well between each addition.  Fold in half the flour to the butter mixture using a spatula, mixing gently.  Add the remaining flour to the mixture, mixing until all the flour is incorporated.  Divide the mixture between the two tins.  Bake in the centre of the oven at 180°C or Gas Mark 4 until well risen (approximately 25 – 30 minutes).  Remove from oven and leave in tins for 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack.  Remove the lining paper and invert the cakes so that they are the right way up.

Filling Ingredients: 125g unsalted butter, 175g icing sugar, 25g cocoa, 1 – 2 tbsp milk or water, if required

Method:  Put the butter in a bowl and beat.  Sieve and add the icing sugar and cocoa to the butter gradually. Beat the mixture with a spatula till light and fluffy and sandwich the cakes together with the butter cream mixture.  Dust the top of the cake with sieved icing sugar.

Set Recipe for Three Cheese Scones – PRODUCE SECTION – CLASS 24

Ingredients: 175g self-raising flour, pinch salt and pepper, 2.5ml (half a tsp) mustard, 25g margarine,75g grated cheddar cheese, 1 medium egg, 30ml (2 tbsp) milk..

Method:  Heat oven to 220°C/425°F or Gas Mark 7. Mix flour and seasoning, rub in the margarine, stir in the cheese but reserve a little for the topping.  Mix to a soft dough with the egg and milk but reserve a little for the final top glazing.  Roll out the dough to make rounds 1.5cm thick and then cut out eight circles or triangles.  Place on a baking tray and brush with the remaining egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown then leave to cool on a wire rack. Select the best three but keep some spares!


During the current Coronanvirus pandemic, no Show was held in 2020 or 2021.

The 2022 Show schedule can be downloaded from the link below

Note that any file in pdf  file format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software to access.  If you do not already have this program installed on your computer or digital device then you can download it free from here.

Entry form submission details can be seen here:

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