The summer holidays may be over, and yes, we had a lot of rain, but fear not – the best village show in Hampshire is upon us this Saturday 5th September. It’s time to step back into the rural community spirit with the Littleton and Harestock show!
Gates open at 1pm and there are plenty of activities on offer for the whole family including a climbing wall, giant slide and roundabout, a chainsaw sculptor, a junior football tournament, ferret racing, an army target range and an archery demo / shoot. For the less energetic, there will be plenty of entertainment on offer along with bric-a-brac and plant stalls and an art exhibition.
Here’s a guide to the entertainment programme:
1:00 – 1:45pm: Barton Stacey Trad Jazz Band
1:45 – 2:15pm: Harestock Community Choir
2:15 – 3:00pm: Barton Stacey Trad Jazz Band
3:00 – 3:45pm: ATR Military Band Display
3:15 – 4:00pm: Barton Stacey Trad Jazz Band
4:00 – 4:45pm: Dog Gymkhana
4:00 – 4:30pm: Junior Football Final
5:00 – 5:15pm Raffle Prize Draw
If you’re competing in the Flower show, don’t forget to bring your exhibits between 8am – 9.30am in the morning. Viewing is open from 2pm. The heart and soul of the show has always been the competitions for gardners, artists and cooks. This year’s competitions include classes for Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Pot Plants, Floral Art, Photography, Art. Handwork, Cookery and Preserves. For children and young people, there are classes for all of these and also handwriting and fashion design. There is also the Women’s Institute competition in which the ladies compete to produce the best display on a given theme.
Meanwhile, if you fancy staying in the evening, from 7pm there will be a race night with the 1st Winchester Scout Group. Tickets will be £5 and will include a cold buffet supper. Race goers should bring their own drinks.
King Alfred buses will be running a local service for free, although donations are welcomed. Alternatively, car parking is free. Cyclists welcome too, but remember to lock up your bike and take it easy on the way home after partaking in the Running Horse bar, Blackers BBQ, Tennis Club Teas, ice creams and cakes.
Jams and Jerusalem, here we come! For a full guide, visit the show website here.