All geared up for Bilsby Show

Smiles all round at last year's Bilsby Show.
Smiles all round at last year's Bilsby Show.

ORGANISERS are putting in the final touches for a traditional village show which is sure to attract many from across the area.

Fabulous stalls will be laden with hearty produce from the fields, tasty cakes and treats and there will be much more to see at the Bilsby Show, near Alford, this Saturday (July 28) from 11am until approximately 4.30pm.

Hundreds took delight in visiting the show last year, which was the first time it had been put on in six years and it is hoped that the weather will stay just as glorious and attract lots of people this year.

“It’s a lovely day out with plenty to do and there will be lots of attractions for all the family,” said Gill Marsh, BADGE committee member. “We just hope the weather stays nice, as it was great last year.”

The show is organised and run by BADGE (Bilsby And District Group Effort) and it is hoping the many attractions such as the vintage tractors competition and stalls will keep everyone entertained.

There will also be a number of competitions during the day with a vegetable section, produce section, photography section, children’s section, floral section and craft section, with setting up for exhibits starting between 9am and 11am.

Judging will take place between 11am and 1pm and a presentation of prizes will take place at the end of the day.

A new trophy will also be presented this year, called the John and Janet Lake Challenge Trophy, which will be awarded for items that are made from recycled materials.

Lucky hopefuls can also try their hand at the well-supported tombola where there will be a number of prizes, or they can take part in face painting, games or a raffle with chances to win a Sunday meal for four, a fuel voucher, Cadwell Park tickets, champagne and more.

Green-fingered enthusiasts will also be hoping to snag the tallest Sunflower competition, which is set to be held as an annual event. The winner will receive a £50 prize.

“We’re hoping that people will come down and enjoy a great day with all the family as so much effort has gone in from the community. Everyone has got behind it and once again and we are hoping to run the show again next year,” added Gill Marsh.

Admission is free and there will be a sale of donated produce at the end of the show.