Visitors to the exhibition hall will see why having a show in December allows exhibitors to take advantage of spring’s bounty. It ensures that the last agricultural show of the year has the best displays of fruit and vegetables, cut flowers and floral art. If the winds are kind, the roses and lilies are at their best and, if the chooks are laying well, competition for the best eggs is fierce.
Under lights in the glass cabinet are sparkling jars of jams, jellies, marmalades and chutney, and the cakes and biscuits are the best you’ll find anywhere. Country cooks are good cooks. As you take in the tables and walls covered with the work of the best embroiderers, knitters and photographers, you get a feel for the pleasure that contributors of all ages get from seeing their work on display. A 1st prize, an award, a sash … well, we all love that competitive spirit.