Homecraft & Handicraft

Artistic creations

Entries will be open in the new year. 


The popularity of our Home & Handicraft classes is demonstrated by the hundreds of high quality entries our busy judges are required to assess every year. For this reason, exhibits have to be staged in the H&H marquee on the Friday before Saturday show day.

Myriad entries are received across a wide range of classes, from handicraft, home craft, art, photography and children’s through to honey making. 

Do you love knitting?

If you love knitting, for example, why not enter one of the classes in our Handicraft section and make a hand-knitted patterned garment, a baby’s hand-knitted coat, a hat, a toy or doll or even a winter woolly in readiness for the cold weather. The Art section is perfect for anyone who likes to put paintbrush to canvas, sit next to a potter’s wheel or create with a pastel in hand. Classes include a watercolour painting, a black and white image in any medium, a drawing in pastels or an item of ceramics. 

The sky’s the limit

The photography section, which is being judged by David McGirr for the first time, has a wide remit of entries, from ‘The Sky’ or Butterfly or Moth, to the more comical ‘Oops’, which can be any variation on this potentially entertaining theme. 

Reuse recycle

Children can take part in our popular colouring competition or make a castle using waste materials, or submit five cupcakes for the judges to assess. 

These are examples of only a handful of the multitude of classes on offer. There will be more details on the classes available when entries are open in the new year.