It's one of the main events at Mirfield Agricultural Show - and invites exhibitors from across Yorkshire to showcase their finest produce.

The Vegetable Show features more than 20 classes, including categories for children and beginners, with peas, beans, potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, onions and more up for judging.

 

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

 

When does it take place?

The marquee opens at 8.30am, with staging and registration taking place until 10am.

The judging begins at 11am - and once completed, the exhibits and class winners will be on display to the public until 4pm.

At 4pm the prize money will be awarded to the winners and the exhibits will be cleared by 5pm.

What classes are there this year?

Here are this year's classes:

  1. Plate of six pods runner beans
  2. Plate of six French beans
  3. Plate of six pods of peas
  4. Three dressed onions (each over 250g but under 1kg)
  5. Three dressed onions (each not to exceed 250g)
  6. Two leeks (any variety)
  7. One cabbage (as grown with minimum three inch stem)
  8. Plate of six shallots
  9. One cucumber
  10. Plate of four potatoes (any colour)
  11. Plate of four tomatoes (with calyx)
  12. One cauliflower (with minimum three inch stem)
  13. One marrow
  14. Plate of three beetroot (one to be cut by the judge)
  15. Any vegetable not mentioned
  16. One stem of Yorkshire rhubarb (judged for length)
  17. Plate of three courgettes
  18. The Agricultural Show top tray

    Novice Classes
  19. Plate of three tomatoes
  20. Plate of three onions (as grown)
  21. Plate of three potatoes (any variety)
  22. Any vegetable from your garden

    Children's Classes

   42. Longest runner bean
   43. Any vegetable that has gone wrong


 

What trophies are up for grabs?

  • NVS Medal for Best Vegetable Exhibit
  • Trophy for Best Novice Exhibit
  • Trophy for Best Child's Exhibit
  • Micks' Trophy for Best Exhibit in Class 18 - donated by Micks Fruit and Veg Shop, Mirfield

What are the prizes?

  • First place = £2
  • Second place = £1.50
  • Third place = £1
  • Classes 17 and 19: First place = £10, second = £5, third = £3.16

What are the show rules?

  1. Adult entries are 20p per class - children and novice classes are free.
  2. Staging takes place 8.30am-10am on show day.
  3. All exhibits must have been grown by the exhibitor.
  4. Any exhibitor staging more or less than the number of vegetables or flowers specified in the relevant class will be disqualified.
  5. Entries to be received no later than 10.45am on show day.
  6. Judging begins at 11am.
  7. Exhibits must be removed between 4pm-5pm on show day.
  8. Prize money will be paid from 4pm.
  9. The agricultural show top tray must consist of three kinds of vegetables to be staged in an area 24 inches wide.
  10. The agricultural show top tray number and types of vegetables to be shown as per the schedule
  11. The agricultural show top vase must have two or more kinds of flowers between five and ten stems - to be judged for all round viewing.
  12. The judge's decision is final.
  13. The novice class is open to anyone who has not won a first or second prize at any flower or vegetable show.
  14. NDS Bronze Medal points are as follows: first place = 5 points, second place = three points, third place = 1 point.
  15. The committee reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary.

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