Could you be best in bloom at Mirfield Agricultural Show?

Green-fingered gardeners can enter their prize blooms in Mirfield Show's long-running Flower Show, with more than 20 categories for competitors to choose from.

The family day out, on Sunday August 17, will also host its annual vegetable show , the fun dog show , domestic baking show and the horse and pony show , and youngsters can take part in the children's classes for free.           

Click below for pictures from last year's show

 

Here's everything you need to know about the Flower Show:

When and where does it take place?

The flower show is held in the flower marquee at Mirfield Showground.

The marquee opens from 8.30am-10am for staging and registration and judging begins at 11am.

Once the judging is complete, the exhibits and winners will be on display until 4pm, when the prize money is awarded. All exhibits must be cleared by 5pm.

What classes can I enter?

The classes for the Flower Show are:

  • Class 23 - one giant or large dahlia
  • Class 24 - three cactus/semi-cactus dahlias (med/small)
  • Class 25 - one cactus/semi-cactus dhalia (med/small)
  • Class 26 - three decoractive dahlias (med/small)
  • Class 27 - one decorative dahlia (med/small)
  • Class 28 - three ball dahlias (small/miniature)
  • Class 29 - one ball dahlia (small/miniature)
  • Class 30 - three pompon dahlias (not to exceed 2")
  • Class 31 - one gladiolus (giant/large)
  • Class 32 - three gladioli (giant/large)
  • Class 33 - one gladiolus (other than giant/large)
  • Class 34 - three gladioli (other than giant/large)
  • Class 35 - one rose
  • Class 36 - one white Yorkshire rose
  • Class 37 - six stems of sweet peas
  • Class 38 - pot plant (flowering or foilage)
  • Class 39 - one flower, one vegetable
  • Class 40 - the Agricultural Show Top Vase
  • Class 42 - largest sunflower head
  • Class 44 - any flower from your garden

Children's classes:

  • Class 42 - largest sunflower head
  • Class 44 - any flower from your garden

How do I enter?

Bring your best blooms to the flower marquee between 8.30am and 10am on show day.

Adult entries cost 20p per class and novice and children's classes are free.

What prizes are up for grabs?

For each class, the prize money is as follows:

  • 1st prize - £2
  • 2nd prize - £1.50
  • 3rd prize - £1

NDS Bronze Medal points will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st place - five points
  • 2nd place - three points
  • 3rd place - one point

There are also two medals and four trophies up for grabs:

  • NDS Silver Medal for best dahlia exhibit (donated by P Mallinson)
  • NDS Bronze medal for second best dahlia exhibit
  • Ken Hey Memorial Trophy for most points in dahlia classes
  • P Ledgard Memorial Trophy for best overall exhibit in the gladiolus classes
  • Trophy for best novice exhibit
  • Tropy for best child's exhibit

What are the competition rules?

  • All exhibits must have been grown by the exhibtor.
  • Any exhibitor staging more or less the number of flowers specified in the relevant class will be disqualified.
  • Entries to be received no later than 10.45am on show day.
  • The Agricultural Show top vase must have two or more kinds of flowers of between five and ten stems - to be judged for all-round viewing.
  • The judge's decision is final.
  • The novice class is open to anyone who has not won a first or second prize at any flower show.
  • The committee reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary.

Are you heading to Mirfield Show this year? Click here for ticket details and click here for directions to the showground.

First-time visitor? Here's what to expect. And don't miss the entertainment booked for the Mirf'Fest stage!