Malvern Au­tumn Show: Har­vest fun for all the fam­ily

Malvern Au­tumn Show, in part­ner­ship with We­stons Cider Vis­i­tors’ Cen­tre, re­turns for a week­end of home­grown fam­ily fun on Septem­ber 23 and 24

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More than 65,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to flock to this year’s show at the Three Coun­ties Show­ground, Malvern, for this an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of har­vest fun and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment.

Diana Wal­ton, Head of Shows at Three Coun­ties, said: “This is my first Malvern Au­tumn Show as Head and I’ve tried to cre­ate an all in­clu­sive cel­e­bra­tion of the sea­son that has some­thing for ev­ery­one. Walk­ing around the Show­ground last year I talked to vis­i­tors about their ex­pe­ri­ences and was blown away by how par­tic­u­larly fond they are of this show, it was a joy to hear. We cham­pion gar­den­ing, grow­ing, gath­er­ing and ru­ral life with a lit­tle slice of our coun­try’s quirky char­ac­ter for good mea­sure. It’s the per­fect way to end our show sea­son.”

Head­lin­ing the Food and Drink Pavil­ion on Satur­day is the charis­matic Great Bri­tish Menu host, Andi Oliver with Sun­day wel­com­ing ev­ery­one’s favourite laid-back Great Bri­tish Baker, Se­lasi Gbor­mit­tah. He’ll be shar­ing top tips on how to avoid soggy bot­toms and en­sure ev­ery cre­ation is a show­stop­per. Show favourite, award win­ning au­thor and grower, Mark Di­a­cono re­turns to host the Cook­ery The­atre that wel­comes demon­stra­tions from the Ray­mond Blanc Cook­ery School along­side lo­cal chefs and food pro­duc­ers.

Top­ping the hor­ti­cul­tural line-up for 2017 is BBC Gar­den­ers’ World stal­wart Carol Klein who’ll be shar­ing her en­cy­clopaedic knowl­edge with show­go­ers along­side gar­den writer and fel­low pre­sen­ter, Alys Fowler. For­mer To­mor­row’s World pre­sen­ter and pre­vi­ous Pres­i­dent of the Herb So­ci­ety, Ju­dith Hann will be shar­ing tips from her brand new book and celebrity florist, Jonathan Mose­ley cham­pi­ons Bri­tish flow­ers and floristry in the Au­tumn Flo­ral Fi­esta.

Other high­lights in­clude: fam­ily fun on the Fam­ily Green with ac­tiv­i­ties for both the young and young at heart. The Vin­tage Vil­lage fea­tures the Old Tyme Fair­ground and the World of An­i­mals show­cases all dif­fer­ent types of rab­bits, guinea pigs and poul­try as well as the Young Pig of the Year com­pe­ti­tion. There is a record break­ing 1,500 en­tries in the Grow to Show sec­tion in the Har­vest Pavil­ion and over 80 spe­cial­ist award-win­ning nurs­eries to choose from in the Plant Vil­lage and last ma­jor RHS Flower Show of the sea­son, of­fer­ing the fi­nal op­por­tu­nity to buy plants to bed in be­fore the bad weather re­turns.

Fi­nally the CANNA UK Na­tional Gi­ant Veg­eta­bles Cham­pi­onship re­turns with a whop­ping 29 dif­fer­ent classes in­clud­ing two ju­nior classes. 2016 saw four World Records bro­ken.

The Malvern Au­tumn Show will take place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23 and Sun­day, Septem­ber 24. Tick­ets are now on sale.

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