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Tattenhall Village Show
We all thoroughly enjoyed holding the Village Show at the Allotments site last year (thank you TAA), but the inevitable restrictions on space meant that we weren't able to run all our usual classes so it's good to report that this year we will be back in the Barbour Institute. But there is a big change: we've had requests to bring the date forward so we're giving it a try: this year the Show will be on Sunday 1st August.
The schedules will be available soon, as print copies from the Barbour Institute, the Post Office, Tattenhall News and Alison's Country Kitchen and also available to download from a link we'll put on Tattenhall News (it's not there yet). The schedule has been completely overhauled to allow for the different kinds of produce that will be available in mid-summer, but all the usual children's, craft, photography and art classes have been retained.
This is all subject to Covid regulations of course and who knows what they will be by 1st August but we're not the sort of organisation to let that kind of uncertainty get us down! So long as the BI is open and events are allowed, we'll organise the layout to be Covid-safe and will do a full risk assessment beforehand. And in a first for us, this year there will be no fee to enter any of the exhibitor classes (there'll still be an entry fee to visit the Show in the afternoon). We've done this to reduce cash handling and congestion in the BI in the morning but please note that as a result there will be no cash prizes, only certificates. And masses of kudos, of course.
And in another first, Tattenhall Allotments Association has offered to put on a veg & fruit growers' bench preparation masterclass. Date yet to be confirmed, but two of their 'old hands' will show newbie Show entrants how to select and prepare their exhibits to have the very best chance of winning. This will be open to anyone who's thinking of entering and is well worth attending if you're uncertain about what's required and want to pick up some top tips. Having said that, it's not as hard as it looks and is really good fun: every year people win who have never entered before. Contact TGS at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll email out 'masterclass' details when available.
Tattenhall Annual Show.will be held on August 1st this year, a month earlier than usual., in the Barbour as usual.
This will mean there will be different things to show, different vegetables and flowers to exhibit. Schedules will be out soon to be found in shops around the village but also available here for you to print out- watch this space!