Friday 12 August 2016

Can you boast the tastiest cakes, supreme beans or the finest flower arrangements?

Now in its 15th year, Sheffield Fayre will take place on Monday 29 August in Norfolk Heritage Park.

And organisers from the Sheffield Fayre team are calling for people from across the city and beyond to showcase their finest produce in the horticultural show.

Sheffield Fayre is being run in conjunction with the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield, and the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “I know that so many people in Sheffield: The Outdoor City grow vegetables, arrange flowers or are keen bakers, brewers or jam-makers. So why not show off your wares and be in with a chance of winning a prize at Sheffield Fayre?

“There really is something for all the family, from the ever-popular horticultural show through to fairground rides, live performances, a fun dog show, birds of prey displays and vintage cars.

“And of course Sheffield Fayre is once again taking place in the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park, which is a great place to spend a Bank Holiday with fantastic views over the city centre.”

As well as a fairground scale model tent and archives exhibition, there will also be sideshows, TV costume characters, a great selection of craft stalls, children’s rides, food and drink outlets and a bar.

Live attractions are set to include the fun RSPCA dog show, wood craft demonstrations, Sheffield Kite Flyers, music and dancing.

Entries are being accepted up until 5pm on Wednesday 24 August for the horticultural show, with classes including photography, flower arranging, honey, cakes, bread, pot plants, Bonsai, vegetables, wine and crafts.

Junior classes include needlecraft, art, photography, baking and the creation of a miniature garden. All winners will be announced at 5pm on Monday 29 August, with the horticultural show closing at 5.30pm.

For the full horticultural schedule and further details, visit the Sheffield City Council website at www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffieldfayre or call 0114 2736681.

Sheffield Fayre is presented and organised by Sheffield City Council in partnership with the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and The University of Sheffield Fairground Archive.

Entry is free.