Preview: Clevedon Flower Show to return to Salthouse Fields this weekend
PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 August 2017
Crowds will flock to Clevedon's Salthouse Fields at the weekend for the town's annual flower show.
The 121st Clevedon Flower Show will take place at the Salthouse Fields in Salthouse Road tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, featuring an array of entertainment for all ages.
The event will start with a car boot sale at 8am before the show starts in earnest at 1pm.
As well as the extensive range of horticultural and craft classes, main attractions on Saturday will include a children’s fancy dress competition.
Sunday will see the return of the event’s companion dog show while trade stands, arena events and a live music lineup will keep crowds entertained throughout the two days.
A show spokesman told the Times: “Clevedon Flower Show is offering a lot more this year by way of keeping the children entertained.
“There will be a large children’s play area and many other attractions for them.
“As usual all children under-16 enter free of charge providing they are accompanied by an adult.
“Entertaining us on Saturday, due to public demand, we are pleased to welcome back The Twerzels and John Prescott.
“For dog lovers we have Paws For Thought, a dog agility team which was with us two years ago and was very popular with all.
“The show closes with a local line-dancing team.
“On Sunday, the show opens with The Portishead Concert Band followed by a demonstration of family friendly Body Combat by the Strode Leisure Centre.
“We also have jazz from New Society Jazz Band, also known as Pamela’s All Stars.
“On Sunday we have a dog and duck show from The Quack Pack, and finally we have Richard and his 1960s and 1970s band Men At Ease.”
Flower show organisers are also appealing for help to clear up the event on Sunday.
Anyone who is willing to help can call Alan Baker on 01275 876803.
Since the first show, held in 1869, the event has been held at Herbert Gardens, Clevedon Court and the community centre before heading to its current venue in the late 1960s.