Hope Show

Saturday 5th September 2020

Hope Show will take place in Hope Village Hall, 2-4.30pm, circumstances permitting.

Any Covid-19 restrictions/guidance that might be in place at the time for such events will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure the safety of all concerned.

However should circumstances dictate we do have a contingency plan to hold a virtual show, with all exhibits displayed as photographs online. Should this be the case further help, guidance and instructions will be published in Hope News nearer the time.

Many people have been honing their baking skills, taking up new hobbies and spending even more time in their gardens than usual during lockdown so have no excuse not to enter Hope Show this year – HAVE A GO AND HAVE SOME FUN!

You can find the latest information here and, if the show goes online only, you will be able to submit your entries online here too.


General Hints & Tips

  • Photographs look better if they are mounted on a piece of card.
  • When more than one is asked for try to make them match
  • Make sure the oasis doesn’t show in flower arrangements. Moss is a useful cover.
  • Read the rules and don’t lose out by making it differ from what is stated in the schedule.
  • Remove greaseproof paper from the base of cakes.

Rules & Regulations

Any changes due to Covid-19 regulations will be published in Hope News and on the Show website as soon as possible.

  • Entries must be received between 9 and 10.50am on show day.
  • ALL ENTRIES ARE FREE (2020 only).
  • The committee will appoint judges whose decision is final.
  • Winners will receive a certificate.
  • Only one entry per class.
  • Exhibits MUST be the work of the entrant.
  • Exhibits should not have been shown at a previous Hope Show.
  • Presentation of cups & first place certificates will take place at 3.30pm, Covid-19 regulations permitting.
  • Cups & trophies are held for one year and must be returned in time for the next year’s show.
  • Child entrants must state their age (17 and over is classed as adult)
  • Exhibits must be collected and removed by 4.30pm on the day of the show.

Specific Guidelines for Cookery Items


– Plain jars, of any size, must be used. Jars and lids bearing trade names should not be used.
– If twist top lids are used, they must be new and plain.
– Jar should be sealed with either a new twist top or waxed disc with cellophane cover.
– Label should state contents and day, month and year of making.


– Use a fluted cutter.
– No glaze, although may be dusted with flour before baking.

Victoria Sponge

– Must have traditional filling of raspberry jam and a sprinkling of caster sugar on top.

Quiche – any filling

– Must have a pastry flan base with a savoury egg custard filling.


All enquiries to Jo – 01743 891406, or fill in the form below: