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Sandy Show 2022 Guide

The Sandy Show 2022

Get your 2022 Sandy Show Guide here:

(Click on the image below to download your copy)The Sandy Show Guide 2022

Notes for printing out your copy:

You can print out on your printer at home – just follow the instructions in your printer settings. Most modern printers allow you to print double sided and also in ‘booklet’ format. If you only want to print out entry forms, select to print pages 18-21. NB: The Catalogue front cover is not numbered – Page 1 is inside, so your printer will count the cover as Page 1!)

If you want Entry Forms only, get them here:

Sandy Show 2022 Entry Forms


News Update re Sandy Show 2022!

Hello Folks, the 'Final' updated copy of the 2022 Sandy Show Catalogue is now available to download. Click on the link below to download it.
IMPORTANT update! The trophies and awards for the winning entries in various Show classes will be presented by our honoured guest, MR MAX McMURDO - the well known upcycling guru, who has been with us at a previous show in 2015. We are delighted that he has agreed to visit us again this year. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with his work, Max has featured BBC’s Dragons' Den, CH4’s Amazing Spaces, Fill your house for free, Find it, Fix it, Flog it, Mortgage Free on Netflix, Nat Geo's Machine Impossible and ITV’s 10k Holiday Home amongst other project.
Finally, there will be some hard copies available in due course, mainly at this year's Sandy Carnival and Jubilee events. Due to costs of printing however, the supply will be limited and handed out to those without means of downloading and printing their own. We would ask everyone to be considerate to others in this respect. Don't forget, you can also download just your Show Entry Forms when you have read the Show Catalogue list of classes and the rules applying to entering your exhibits.
We look forward to seeing you all around the town at the Carnival and Jubilee events!

Sandy Show 2022 - Update

Sandy Show 2022

The date and venue for the Sandy Show 2022 is confirmed as Saturday 3rd September 2022, in the Great Hall of Sandy Conservative Club, Bedford Road, SG19 1EL.

As the venue has restricted space availability, the Show will be  'slimmer' than previously but will still focus on the core values of the annual Sandy Show, the origins of which date back to 1868! There will of course be the traditional classes, including Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers & Floral Art. Also, the culinary arts - Baking, Cake Decoration, Brewing Beers & Wines, Preserves and so on. For the nimble fingered and artistic & construction skills, there will be Handicraft classes to enter. Finally, there will be classes for juniors to enter, making the Show a family event for all to visit and enjoy! There are still around 140 Show Classes to choose from, so everyone one from novice to keen amateur will be catered for.

The 2022 Sandy Show Catalogue has now been published with full details of the classes, entry forms and all the rules & regulations applicable to the exhibits in each class. You can download your copy here.

Notes for printing out your copy:

You can print out on your printer at home - just follow the instructions in your printer settings. Most modern printers allow you to print double sided and also in 'booklet' format. If you only want to print out entry forms, select to print pages 18-21. NB: The Catalogue front cover is not numbered - Page 1 is inside, so your printer will count the cover as Page 1!)

To make it easier for you, the entry forms alone can be downloaded here

Good Luck and see you at this year's Sandy Show!


We are back!

We are back!

Great news! There WILL be a Sandy Show in 2022. Following discussion at the 2021 AGM in October, there was enthusiastic agreement from all present, that Sandy & District Horticultural Association would continue to organise and run the annual event in Sandy. The Show will be in a modified format, due to the location and size of the venue but, will include most of the traditional Show classes, such as flowers, vegetables, culinary, handicrafts etc - more details will become available in the early New Year.

The new venue for the 2022 Show will be the Great Hall of Sandy Conservative Club in Bedford Road, Sandy SG19 1EL on Saturday 3rd September 2022.

Show Schedules are currently being drawn up and will be available here online during the first quater of 2022.

All former entrants and winners will be notified by email in due course, together will details of arrangements for entering the various classes etc. in the meantime, the Associations' progress towards Show day will be reported here and through our social media channels - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram


Scarecrow Competition 2020

News about a Competition sponsored by Sandy Town Council, Sandy Carnival and Sandy & District Horticultural Association:

 

Hello all,

I hope that everyone is staying safe and well at this time and that the lockdown period has not proved too onerous. The weather is remaining glorious but it is not good for those of us trying to grow allotment crops on lighter soils.

You may have seen by now that Sandy Town Council is sponsoring a Sandy Scarecrow Competition this month for residents of the town - please encourage all your friends and neighbours to create & submit an entry. I have attached an example of the Competition advert that can be found through the Council's Facebook pages.

It is being co-sponsored by both our Association and also the Sandy Carnival. who will be providing a prize for the best entry from a household outside the town of Sandy, e.g. Tempsford/Moggerhanger etc. I have agreed our contribution with the town's mayor and town clerk.

The aim is to hold the festival/competition from 8th June to 21st June. As well as placing their scarecrows outside their houses. residents will be encouraged to send in pictures of their creations to the Town Council email address: admin@sandytowncouncil.gov.uk. The Council will then place these on social media under a pinned post on the Town Council Facebook page.

Best wishes

Andrew

Chair of Sandy & District Horticultural Association


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