The countdown is on for Alderley Edge Village Show which will take place on Saturday 31st August at the Festival Hall.
First held in 1918, the competitive show is run by the Allotments and Gardens Society and aims to promote and encourage interest in horticulture and crafts for all ages.
It is open to everyone, offering the chance for local people to enter their flowers, vegetables, fruit, baking, preserves, photographs, domestic crafts or works of art. Plus, as always, there is a young persons section and newcomers classes.
Following the success of last year's show, which saw the hall bursting at the seams with entrants, this year's event has expanded to also take over the Emerson Suite in order to accommodate 113 show classes.
Mike Ockelton, who is organising the Alderley Edge Village Show this year said "If you are thinking about entering for the first time, it's easy and fun. Entry is open to anyone living in the local area and horticultural exhibits must have been grown on your own allotment, in your garden or even on a windowsill. Preserves and baked goods should come from your own kitchen and for all other categories, entries must be your own work and not shown before at this event."
Show programs with entry forms can be downloaded or picked up from the following a number of businesses and locations in the village, alternatively you can contact organisers by email for more information.
Doors will open to the public at 12 noon on Saturday 31st August. Entrance is £1 for adults or 50p for accompanied children. The café will be open all afternoon until 4pm serving tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes.