The weather has changed, thankfully, and it's getting close to the 106th annual Gloucester Show.
There is lots to talk about in every area of the upcoming event to take place on 27th and 28th March 27 and 28, and the pavilions are no exception.
The theme for the 2020 Gloucester Show is herbs and the section stewards are working hard to incorporate herbs into the schedule and decorating their areas.
Schedules are now circulating at various outlets in town, so grab a copy and check out a section you may wish to enter.
The cooking section has again given eager competitors a chance to 'display their cooking prowess with generous prizes to be won.
Herbs are included in some of the classes and recipes are provided for these.
The Clubs Challenge, which is open to all clubs and organisations is another opportunity to claim some excellent prize money.
This year there is a special class for men, with show president, Alan Luscombe choosing an orange cake as the challenge. Competitors are asked to bake the cake in a loaf tin and completed with orange icing but no decoration. Tin sizes are 10cmx20cm or 11x19cm or 9x22cm. 7.5cm x 25cm is not allowed, nor packet cake mix.
Entries are to be in on Thursday, March 26 to be judged by a man on Friday, March 27 at 4pm, and as it was Alan's suggestion, he's expected to compete as well. The judging should attract a crowd to watch the procedure and give lots of encouragement and frivolity. It's only $1 to enter, co, come on guys, start practising. Remember you have to be in it to win it. Gather your mates together to enter, it's a good bragging opportunity to compete with each other.
In the jams section, there is a jam and pickles recipe provided, again using herbs, as well as all time favourites sections. Despite the drought, we are hopeful for lots of entries in this section.
Herbs are also featured in the handicraft, art, photography, collectors corner and junior cooking sections, so there will be plenty to see and admire in all three pavilions.
We couldn't offer wonderful prize money to our competitors without the generous support from our sponsors, for which we are so grateful. Gloucester is a very generous town.
Please note there is a correction to the photography section. The print size listed (A4) is incorrect, smaller photos e.g. 15x10cm or 25x20cm will be gladly accepted.
All details o each section are included in the schedule. Please ensure you are familiar with entry and judging times. All except flowers and male cake baking are to be judged on Thursday. The collection of all entries is to take place on Sunday, March 29 from 9am to 10am.