Annual Show | 2024
Updated: 25 September 2023
Saturday 31 August 2024
Killearn Kirk, Village and Church halls
Based around the Kirk, Village and Church halls the Show is a family-friendly event in which everyone can join in — young or not so young. Read below about how we are encouraging youngsters to enter the Annual Show.
Ahead of the Show, our online competition for Section M below opens in July 2024
It’s not just about plants: there are more than a dozen sections all told, including ones for baking, craftwork, art and photography, as well as the very popular cut flowers, vegetables and pot plants, to name but a few.
The Show is open to the residents of Killearn and to people from outwith the area.
All cut flowers will be made available for sale to the public on the afternoon of the Show unless otherwise stated by displaying a 'NOT for SALE' sticker on your vase.
Proceeds of this sale will go to a charity as nominated by the Horti committee.
Annual Show 2023
⏰ Admission to halls from 2pm, free with £3 Schedule
🏆 Presentation of prizes at 2.30pm
🫖 Tea & cakes in the Church Hall from 2.45pm
🚜 Vintage tractor display
🎪 Visit the Horti-related contributors stalls, including:
B Moore Bees
🚲 Find out about the village eco bike scheme
Find our event on wherecanwego.com
Placing your exhibit
The halls will be open for staging of exhibits from 7.30pm to 9pm on Friday evening and from 7.30am to 10am on the day of the show.
Bring your scarecrows BEFORE 2pm on Saturday for display in the Scarecrow Competition.
The Society shall provide entry cards and the competitor must ensure that their name and class number are clearly written on the card.
Remember, Plants and Cut Flowers should be named as far as possible and staged in Society vases.
Cut Flowers: in the Village Hall. The prep room is here too where the Society's vases are available for use. The Exhibitor must provide boards for cut blooms.
Floral Art in the Kirk.
Vegetables & Fruit (including youth entries) in the Village Hall.
Baking (including youth entries): in the Church Hall.
Preserves: in the Church Hall.
Wine & Cordials: in the Church Hall.
Craftwork: for all ages is displayed in the Kirk.
Class Paintings (Nursery & Primary): displayed on the vertical boards in the Village Hall.
Photographic: in the foyer between the Kirk & Church Hall
Art: in the Foyer between the Kirk & Hall.
Youth (excluding Veg/fruit & Baking): in the Kirk.
Exhibits may not be removed until the Show closes at 4.30pm.
All cut flowers will be made available for sale to the public on the afternoon of the Show unless otherwise stated by displaying a 'NOT for SALE' sticker on your vase. Proceeds of this sale will go to a charity as nominated by the Horti committee.
If you have a question please ask a Member - who will be wearing a green rosette.
How to enter the Show
The Schedule has all the details of how to enter the Show, with all of the Categories and Classes.
Volunteers will be selling the Annual Show Schedule for £3 door-to-door around Killearn over the next few weeks.
The Schedule also has a very special offer of 20% off food at The Old Mill when booking in advance (T&Cs apply).
The Schedule also entitles you and your family to free entry to the Annual Show.
Our sellers will have visited everywhere in the main village by the end of July, but if you miss them, please ring 07788 373142, or message our Facebook page.
About the Schedule
Over the past year, we have reviewed the Schedule and made changes that some people suggested.
One idea we had from one of our exhibitors was a Class for a "Vegetable box". After the Show the box will be donated to a local foodbank, if the exhibitor agrees.
The Horti committee is always considering its green credentials and would like to see a reduction and eventual elimination of the use of oasis-type plastic foams. This year a box of natural biodegradable floral foam will be available for use by exhibitors in the flower preparation area.
After each Show most of the cut flowers are available for sale, if the exhibitor agrees. Last year we raised £91 for Strathcarron Hospice.
The Art & Craft section is split into 15 categories for all three age groups. Some categories are easier to create while others will take longer.
The Horticulture section features fruit and vegetable entries with three categories for two age groups as stated. For the “Basket of plenty” we are looking for a basket filled with fruit and vegetables, displayed in a decorative way. Don’t forget the most amusing misshapen vegetable category either!
The Floral section has two categories for three age groups. Here the imagination can run wild for the “Arrangement in an unusual container” and the “Arrangement in a mug”.
Lastly, the Baking section has four categories for younger children and four categories for teenagers. Don’t eat too many test products though when practising(!)
Full details on the Annual Show Schedule 2023 youth below.
Having said all that, youngsters can enter ANY class in the Show — not just the Youth section.
Encouraging youngsters to enter the Annual Show
The Horti committee is very keen to ensure that there are lots of entrants in the Youth section of the Annual Show.
The Show is a family-friendly event in which everyone can join in — young or not so young – and the Youth section is split into three school age groups under 18.
Have a look through the Youth Section – in the green box – and encourage your youngsters to enter one or more of the Youth classes.
While there are some categories that younger children may need help with, there are many that children of all ages can tackle themselves.
As an incentive, there are even prizes!
Full details on the Annual Show Schedule 2023 youth below.
If you have any questions, do get in touch and we’d be happy to assist in any way we can.
Annual Show Schedule 2023 youth
Section M “My Garden” online competition
Killearn’s Annual Show returns this August, and our online competition opens at the end of July 2024.
Although the majority of entries will be physical, Section M “My Garden” is an online competition with six classes.
There will be a trophy for the Hidden Garden class and we’ll be putting large printed photos of all the top entries on display at the Show.
Find out the winners at the Show!
M1 – Hidden Garden (Killearn)
M2 – Hidden Garden (Other Locations)
M3 – My Vegetable Plot
M4 – A Hanging Basket or Hanging Pot
M5 – A Planter or Container
M6 – A Sculpture in My Garden