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Garden and craft festival fun

Posted onPosted on 29th Jun
Garden and craft festival fun

The Mansfield Garden and Craft Festival is returning to the Market Place on the first weekend in September.

It will be held inside two giant marquees on the 2nd and 3rd September and again be organised by Mansfield BID on behalf of the Trustees of the Allotments for the Labouring Poor.

Open from 10.30am to 3pm on both days, there will be fruit, vegetables, flowers, wine and baking competitions open to all.

Saturday’s show will feature the best of fruit, vegetables, flowers and wine with the best in baking on the Sunday.

There will be prizes of £15, £10 and £5 for the top three in each class as well as medals.

Cash prizes of £50 will be paid to the best allotment, best in show flowers, best in show vegetable and the just for fun classes, along with a trophy.

Entries are accepted from allotment growers, novices and children from anywhere in the UK. The best allotment competition is open to only NG18 and NG19 postcode residents.

A new category called Our School is encouraging schools to show off a collage of pictures of their gardening work, produce or floral designs.

The winners will receive £100 and the runners-up £30 and £20. Every school that enters will receive a gardening gift of seeds, tools and useful gardening pots.

The best in baking competition on the Sunday will start from 8.30am-9.30am with registering and displaying entries, which will be judged from 9.30am-10.30am.

Trophies, prizes and certificates will be presented at the awards ceremony on the Sunday, at 2pm.

For entry forms and more details go to

Sponsors include Woodhouse Sheds and Garages Ltd, Mansfield Woodhouse, and The Little Sugar Shack, Queen Street, Mansfield.