Farm fresh theme feature of show
STEWARDS in the farm produce section of the Grafton Show are busily preparing for yet another great display of the area’s finest produce.
This year’s display will show the journey of produce from the farm to your plate, and is aptly called Farm Fresh to Your Table.
All of the stops are being pulled out for the display, with a living farm, water and wine fountains, a picnic area and the produce creatively displayed.
Understandably, the chief steward of the pavilion, Wendy Noble, is looking forward to seeing the finished product.
“We try to make the display a little bigger and better each year,” she said.
“Julie Tunsted and I have been designing the display for about 12 months, and have been sourcing the materials we need to make it all perfect for a good while too,” she said.
“This is my 17th show in as many years and it has become a bit of an obsession,” she said.
Apart from this mammoth display, there will be the usual collection of arts, crafts, cooking and photography to showcase the talents of locals.
Some of the feature sections open for contest this year are the melting moments in the cooking and aprons in the needlework.
There is a special section for children’s entries in the farm produce classes.
This is an opportunity for children under 14 years to exhibit and maybe win a prize with their own produce.
The Grafton Show will be on April 30 and May 1.
Schedules for the farm produce section are available at most produce stores.
Entry Cut off Dates
Junior art and craft – April 21 at 5pm.
Porcelain dolls – April 22 at 5pm.
Art – April 23 at 5pm.
Preserves – April 23 at 5pm.
Home brew – April 23 at 6pm.
Handicrafts – April 24 at 5pm.
Collectors Corner – April 24 at 5pm.
Photography – April 24 at 5pm.
Needlework including tapestry and cross stitch – April 24 at 5pm.
Pot plants – April 27 at 5pm.
Lapidary – April 27 at 5pm.
Cut flowers – April 29 at 9am.
Floral art – April 29 at 9am.
Cooking – April 29 at 9.30am.
Decorated cakes – April 29 at 10.15am.