The Spark newsletter with all the relevant information about the festival can be found here


Home & Garden is back ever more wonderful and with a new venue – we will be in the Hut next to all the fun and games in the Adventure Playground. In addition to the popular food and drink categories (please get brewing), there is a new craft class for the Eco Warriors amongst you. Also I am aware that lots of people have been out taking photographs of the area and all the early flowers in this wonderful weather and some of the local (wild/domestic) livestock, so please do submit your photos for the new photography class. The flower arrangement class was a great success last year, so has returned. Your arrangements will be admired by your neighbours on Sunday. Please do clearly label your vase on the underside, so we can make sure you get it back.

For children, we have a new class: something for your bedroom. We are very much looking forward to seeing imagination at work. Please do get your children planning and making between now and the Festival. The Schedule of Classes and Entry Form are in the forthcoming edition of Spark - early entries are always welcome!

For everyone, remember there are not only class prizes to be won, but also the Vicar’s Cup for Best in Show to be presented at the teas on Sunday. Stephen Grist will be on challenge to retain his trophy, won last year for his bread.

Henrietta Royle

The different classes available to enter can be found here

The entry form can be found here