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 – issued 20 MARCH 2020

Black Isle Farmers’ Society is closely monitoring this evolving situation. 

We are exactly 20 weeks away from the 2020 Black Isle Show.

We are approaching this situation with a positive and proactive attitude, whilst remaining realistic. 

To this end we are going ahead with the job of organising the Black Isle Show, as many tasks need to be done timeously and in advance unless there is advice or rules not to.

We have contacted contractors to enquire if they can still supply their goods/service and specifically their terms of engagement relating to cancellation.

We are receiving trade stand applications daily and encourage those who haven’t already replied to do so by 31st March as usual.  If we have to cancel trade stand holders will be offered a refund or a credit for 2021 with the amount paid for this year fixed with no increase.

We will keep all concerned up to date as the situation develops.

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”

Rod Mackenzie