Hundred different classes in Open Flower Show

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.

Main attraction

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.

Schedules for the Flower Show are now available on the Black Isle Show Website – and for further information contact 01349 861663 or 07760 133865 or email [email protected]

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.

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NOTICE – updated 1 May 2020
Black Isle Farmers’ Society Directors and Secretary met virtually last night to discuss the possibility, in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, of running the 2020 Black Isle Show due to be held on Thursday 6th August at its permanent site at Mannsfield, Muir of Ord.
On behalf of the 9 strong board of Directors, President for 2020, Mrs Frieda Mckenzie said “our Directors were unanimous in the sad but inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 show.  As a Society we enjoy and relish staging such an important event for the Highlands but for this year with a most exceptional set of circumstances we have a responsibility to protect our exhibitors, traders, guests and the general public from such an unknown and devastating disease.”
Company Secretary, Rod Mackenzie, also said “this was a decision we could have taken 4 weeks ago but we always lived in the hope that the situation might have shown some improvement in that time.  My optimism was buoyed on by encouragement and enthusiasm from exhibitors, trade stand holders and regular attendees who set a huge emphasis on Black Isle Show as a shop window and trading platform for their goods, products and services.  Like every other year planning for the next year’s show never halts but instead of 12 months preparation there will be 15 months instead.  The date for the 2021 show is Thursday 5th August with the preview evening on Wednesday 4th August.