Local people are preparing their entries for the sixth Middleton Park Craft, Flower and Produce Show on Sunday 13 September 2015! Alongside the usual veg, fruit, flowers, home produce and arts and crafts will be a new category of Flower Pot People. Local brownies have already created theirs, to go on display in the marquee on the day.
The annual show is a fantastic opportunity for people to showcase and celebrate their gardening, baking and artistic achievements at a time when such pastimes have never been so popular, with a category to suit everyone. Any produce not reclaimed by entrants will be auctioned at the end of the Show, an opportunity to buy some fresh, locally grown fruit and veg.
Entertainment and family activities such as pony rides, miniature railway, sheep dog trials, falconry, Breeze inflatables and live music from Crofton Silver Band will all add to the festival atmosphere, and a range of food and refreshments will also be available.
New for 2015 is a bike extravaganza. Young visitors will be able to try out Cycle Leeds’ bikes up on the courts and a BMX track laid on by The Works. Anyone who brings their own bike can take it to Dr Bike for a once-over and minor repairs.
The Show will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Judith Chapman, and the prizes will be presented by local Councillor and Leader of Council, Judith Blake. Both Judiths are delighted to be involved in this year’s Show.
Cllr Judith Blake said: “Like all the Friends of Middleton Park, I am so proud of Middleton Park, a glorious greenspace in the middle of south Leeds, and we want everyone to come and visit. This Show is the biggest event of our summer programme: please come and join us!”
Alongside the Show this year will be a Kite Festival up on the Clearings, open 10-4pm Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.
For further information about the Show, including a full list of categories, please visit www.fomp.co.uk. All entries need to be brought to the Park between 8.30 and 11am on the day of the Show, Sunday 13 September.
The 2015 show is being partly funded by Leeds City Council Inner Area South Committee and Leeds Community Foundation and is being supported by a number of local organisations including Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside, Groundwork Leeds, and the Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation.