The 182nd Black Isle Show takes place on 31 July and 1 August, and part of this show is the ever-popular Annual Open Flower Show which also includes a variety of sections from Floral Art to Photography, Fruit & Vegetables to Craft. In all there are nearly 100 different classes.
The craft section was introduced around 12 years ago and each year there has been a class where exhibits with the permission of the exhibitor are donated to a charity. This year keen crafters are asked to make a “little dress for Africa” from a pillowcase. Full details of this can be found on the website where a sample pattern is available.
The Flower Show Committee held a meeting recently and report that entries are coming in for 2019 and they are always delighted with the number of exhibitors, but they would still encourage people whether they are experienced, or novices to get involved and have a go. On the day the flower show shed hosts around 500 exhibits.
Fruit and veg
In the Fruit and Vegetable classes the committee are keen that exhibitors are aware of the clarification for class 79 – Collection of Veg. Full details for this are available on the Black Isle Show Website on the flower show tab, anyone who requires further information on this should contact them on [email protected]
For the junior exhibitor up to 12-years-old there are three options which include a bug hotel incorporating natural materials, an insect made from natural materials displayed and a painting of a flower on a paper plate.
The Black Isle Show will take place at the Mannsfield Showground in Muir of Ord and as well as the flower show it will also feature the usual firm favourites such as the livestock parade, more than 300 traders and stallholders, the craft and food hall, funfair and speciality bars and beer tents.
The main ring attraction for 2019 is Broke FMX. Broke FMX and Freestyle Motocross offers unrivalled entertainment with athletes jumping 35 feet in the air pulling acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet.
Entries into the flower show can be taken up until 1.45pm on Wednesday 31 July however if you can pre-enter by email or post this speeds up the staging process on the day.
The Flower Show Committee are hoping for another colourful and vibrant display, and to see you all there.