Entries are now open for the 2017 Worcester Show – the popular annual event which celebrates the creativity and green fingered skills of local people, and which was attended by over 10,000 people last year.

There are over 120 competition classes to enter for this year’s Show, which will take place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August.

Classes range from growing giant vegetables to displaying flowers and floral decorations, creating handicrafts and photography, baking and modelling.

There is something for everyone – including special classes for young people and novice growers.  Fun and creative classes for all ages include creating a picture or collage of your favourite season; building a spaceship from recyclable objects and making a sea creature out of fruit or vegetables.

There are now Under 18’s classes in every Section, and a new Under 18’s Trophy will be awarded for the most points overall in these classes.  Worcester Cactus Society is also offering free membership to everyone who enters the Under 18’s class in Cacti & Succulents.

All the classes are free to enter and this year to open up the field to less experienced exhibitors, you can only enter up to two entries per class.

“Now that some warmer, drier weather is here, green-fingered residents are being encouraged to dust off their trowels and start planting to ensure they can harvest their fruit and vegetables in time for this year’s Worcester Show,”

says Gerry Leith, Chairman of the Worcester Show committee.

“The Show celebrates the amazing creativity of local people, and is a really fun day out for the whole family.  If gardening isn’t your thing, there are many artistic and creative classes on offer too.  Enthusiasm is the only quality you need to enter!”

View full details of all the classes and how to enter the Show.