Buriton's Annual Village Show has run for decades having been first introduced by Colonel Algernon Bonham Carter in the early 1930s. As well as popular classes for vegetables, fruit and flowers there were also competitions for the best cultivated vegetable garden and the most attractive flower garden, judged a few days before the show. Sports and other activities were also embraced
Today's Village Show, organised by a hard-working Committee, tries to maintain a vibrant occasion, built around those original traditions. In 2018 the Show incorporated a food and flower festival which, it is hoped, will become more extensive in future years.
The heart of the Village Show remains the traditional horticultural, baking and craft competitions. All the regular classes featured again in 2018 and everyone is encouraged to submit some entries. It is a part of the fun of the day to go into the village hall on Show afternoon to see how well you have done and to see who has produced the winners. Children's entries are particularly welcomed for which there are no entry fees!
To complement the exhibits in the village hall there was, as usual, a programme of activities during the afternoon including the judging of the hottest chilli competition and a gin cocktail identification challenge. Once again we ended with children's races, a 'round the field' challenge race and the traditional egg-tossing finale.
The Show Schedule is distributed early in June with the Parish Magazine with more details available in early August.
Report on Village Show 2018: