Shows & Events

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Each year the Society stages two shows, the first in the Spring and the second every August.

At both shows we aim to provide a broad range of opportunities for exhibiting in varied and interesting classes.

The Spring Show is a smaller event held in Capel Memorial Hall usually on a Sunday afternoon. It is always a pleasure to see a display of spring flowers, children’s handicrafts, photography and home baking skills. Click here for Schedule

The Summer Show is always on the 3rd Saturday in August, sited on Capel Recreation Ground, it runs alongside the Capel Classic Car Show.   The Grand Marquee is surrounded by a traditional village fete with fabulous food and drink offerings, including delicious teas. As well as a Fun Dog Show there are hobby and handicraft displays and exhibitors selling home-made produce, crafts and plants.

For the Horticultural Society the hub of activity is of course the Grand Marquee which houses exhibits from keen gardeners and growers of all ages and abilities.

Following guidelines set by the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Vegetable Society, the Women’s Institute and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, qualified judges assess entries before awarding trophies, places and prizes. Each year the number of entries varies as many are dependent upon our fickle climate.

If the garden and growing does not appeal then exhibitors can try their hand at a huge variety of skills – photography, painting, baking, sewing and a multitude of other handicrafts offer over 100 additional classes for adults and children.

If you have yet to try entering, make this the year to have a go. Who knows you might just win a prize.