Thank you for your great support in making the show a success this year. It is wonderful to see so many people taking part. Who knew we had so much talent in the village?!
What is special is that this is a community event and not a fundraiser for any organisation. The committee seek sponsorship to cover the annual running costs to supplement the entry fees. We are fortunate to have the loyalty and commitment from our sponsors going forward.
Our largest public building is the church and should we have any surplus funds, a donation is made to the church by way of thanks for the loan of the building, which is much appreciated.
The committee try to keep running costs to a minimum whilst also using your valuable feedback to make improvements to the show. The judges are all from outside the village, giving their time freely, and providing a fresh perspective when reviewing the exhibits.
Looking back, we believe that there must have been Craft & Produce shows in the village back in the 60s, 70s & 80s etc many years before it was revived in 2016. With this in mind, the committee would like to hear from anyone that has any information on shows from many years ago.
There will be a 4th Whissendine Craft & Produce Show in 2019 on Saturday 17th August. A little earlier than usual to avoid clashing with the Whissendine Flower Festival that is due to take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd – 26th August).
I do hope that you will continue to support the show. The 2019 Schedules will be delivered towards the end of January 2019 to give all exhibitors plenty of time to prepare. (Spare copies of the schedule will be available from the end of January at the church and the village shop should anyone wish to pick up a copy).
Chair of Whissendine Craft and Produce Show Committee