This August, the Salthouse Fields in Clevedon will be in full bloom once again as the beautiful seaside town welcomes its popular and traditional flower show. This year, the florally-themed event marks a milestone as members of the committee and the local community will be celebrating its 125th anniversary on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. Despite its size and popularity, Clevedon Flower Show is run by a small committee of dedicated residents who aim to showcase the very best locally grown flowers, fruit and vegetables, handicrafts, photography, art, home-baking, preserving, brewing and wine-making.

People of all ages and levels of expertise are invited to enter a class, from expert growers to novices, and there are special classes for senior citizens, children and those with special needs. Sue Day, a spokesperson for Clevedon Flower Show, said: “We’d love more people to come and have a go this year. Our website includes guidelines on showing and entry costs and lists the prizes for all the classes.”

Entry forms need to be completed by 9pm on Tuesday, August 22, either online or by using the form in the printed programme.

Sue added: “If you submit 10 or more entries you will receive one free show entry ticket.”

Throughout the two-day, scent-filled occasion, the main focus will be in the marquee where all the exhibits will be on full display, while lively entertainment will be taking centre stage on the field.

The vocalists Annuska, Daz and Denis Demille, along with local popular folk band the Travelling Oakies, will be enthralling crowds with their beautiful voices and live music, while the Stepping Stones dance group will be impressing people with their quick and agile footwork. The well-known group of a cappella sea shanty singers, the Barnacle Buoys, are expected to be a highlight on Sunday’s schedule of entertainment.

Other spectacles lined up include a lively demonstration by Clevedon Junior Rugby Club, a classic car show, a novel dog show and a special ‘out of this world’ visit from the Star Wars Storm Troopers. It will be easy to keep the children amused too, as there will be a special play area and bouncy castles for them to explore.

A plethora of trade stalls will keep those with an appetite for shopping for arts, crafts, clothing and antiques truly occupied, while those with a healthy appetite for delicious food will not go hungry. Aside from the traders selling tasty cheese, gin and sweets, in the refreshments tent a feast of sandwiches, cakes, cream teas and more will be served, plus BBQ delicacies will be available and a bar run by Clevedon Brewery is there for the odd tipple or two.

A grand draw will be taking place at the end of the show on the Sunday, with a whole host of lovely prizes up for grabs, including a first prize of £150. Proceeds will go to the committee’s chosen charity, which this year is Clevedon District Foodbank.

Show programmes are for sale at West End P.O. & Stores Clevedon Library, Posies (Alexandra Rd), The Veg Box, The Spinning Weal, Clevedon Town Council Offices and the Clevedon Craft Centre.

Sue added: “We’d like to thank our many sponsors for helping with the programme advertising and for sponsoring the wide range of classes.”

For details about the show, see