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Beamish Museum Leek Show 2018

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They'll make a fine pudding
They'll make a fine pudding - last year's leek show sell-off

Prizes and certificates to be won, September 8-9

Bring your home-grown veg to Beamish Museum and take part in that stalwart of North-East gardening, the leek show.

Over the weekend there will be flower arranging, family activities, brass band performances, refreshments and more!

Experts will judge the classes and prize-winning entries will be displayed throughout the event.

Auctioned off for charity

On Sunday afternoon, exhibits will be auctioned in aid of charity – we picked up armfuls of flowers last year for next to nothing!

Submit your entries free of charge by downloading your entry form here. Bring your completed form along with your entry to the Leek Show marquee before 11am on Saturday.

Categories, home-grown vegetables, as pulled, stalks on and cleaned:

  • 2 leeks (dressed)
  • 3 beetroots
  • 3 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 pea pods
  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 tomatoes, with stalks
  • Longest bean
  • Heaviest marrow
  • Any misshapen vegetable
  • A tray of mixed vegetables, judged on variety and quality
  • Floral Arrangements:3 best sweet peas, displayed in a jam jar
  • Arrangement entitled “Suffragette”
  • Children’s Category: A posy of garden flowers

Grab yourself a bargain

Judging takes place on Saturday, September 8 and with owners’ permission, vegetables and flowers will be auctioned on Sunday, September 9 at 3.30pm.

The Great North Festival of Agriculture celebrates the rich agricultural and rural heritage of North East England. Other dates:

  • Agricultural Show, September 13-16;
  • Hands-on Heritage Skills, September 22-23;
  • Harvest Festival and Harvest Home, September 29-30.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass. For more information, visit www.beamish.org.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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