Flower Show & Fête

The Flower Show and Fête is held every year on a Saturday in July.  In 2017 it took place on 15th July. The date for 2018 is Saturday, 21st July.

People at Stone flower show

Stone Flower Show and Fête

The Fête, which has been running for over 85 years, is one of the biggest events of the year in our village. Many villagers have grown up taking part and even when they have moved away, they return each year to attend.

Prize cake at Stone flower show

Prize cake

The marquee arriving a few days before means that it is time to get ready. The Flower Show is one the biggest around with classes for vegetables, flower arranging, crafts, cooking, photography and the very popular children’s section, which showcases all the amazing talent we have.

Winners' cups at Stone flower show

Flower show cups

Some of the classes have been around for over 60 years, such as a miniature garden on a plate with parents now remembering entering as a child, but with more modern favourites like the model made from Lego. The vegetable classes are hard fought with many trophies to win, including best potatoes, onions and the longest runner bean.

The fete is quite traditional with tombola, hoopla and bowling, but with new additions like ‘Ball in the Bog’ .

Backwards running and dads’ and granddads’ races are always popular in the running races.

Toilet bowls, Stone flower show

Toilet bowls game

Other attractions include model trains, a fun dog show, animals and local crafts. The tea pavilion serves home made cake and tea and locally produced burgers are available from the barbecue.  There is a Pimms stall and also our own pub for the day ‘The Gardeners Arms’.

Lots of people meet and catch up on the day which gives the afternoon a friendly and relaxed feel, and is rounded off by the Cup Presentation and Raffle.

Many people help on the day as it is fun to be involved: volunteers are always welcome.

For further information or to volunteer, please contact Sue Lowrie on 01233 758 560 or richardandsusan@btinternet.com.