City Show

Calling all Moorside Allotment Gardeners!

2016 NEWCASTLE ALLOTMENT AND GARDEN FETE 2016

25th SEPTEMBER

EXCITING NEW VENUE THIS YEAR!

Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the annual Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete (as it is held outdoors this year). Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete 2016, organised by Newcastle City Council in partnership with the city’s Allotments Working Group (AWG), will be on Sunday 25th September, all taking place in a marquee within the beautiful setting of Leazes Park, Newcastle’s oldest park, close to the city centre. The event promises a fun filled weekend for friends and family, including entertainment, children’s activities, music, funfair rides, circus skills, children’s crafts, raffles, stalls selling a wide range of flowers, produce and preserves, advice on bee keeping and organic gardening and much more.

The public show starts at 11am on Sunday 25th September, when it will be officially opened by the 800th Lord Mayor of Newcastle’s Mayoralty and Burgesses (better known today as the Freemen of Newcastle). Over the years these valued institutions are credited with giving Newcastle stability, social cohesion, justice, law and administration. The city’s allotment and gardening tradition is testament to the community spirit embedded in our cultural heritage. To honour this important anniversary, Lord Mayor Councillor Hazel Stephenson will open the 2016 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete and will also be involved in judging some of the exhibits.

If you are wondering whether it is worth entering the Allotment Show as an exhibitor, it is. We need to promote and showcase allotments in Newcastle and this venue is the best place to do that.

The Allotment and Garden Show Fete will draw to a close at 4pm. For more details, contact Newcastle Allotments Officer, Mark Todd, on 0191 278 7878.

Wanted

Your surplus fruit and vegetables for the Newcastle allotments working group stall at the city show.  All proceeds are ploughed back into a fund to help allotment projects throughout the city over the coming year.

Moorsiders - bring your produce to the show either on Saturday 24th September or early on Sunday 25th September and deliver it to the produce sales  stand (Matty Hall is manning the stand).

Alternatively, you can leave your spare produce on our Moorside table between the trading hut and the Moorside shop no later than Saturday lunchtime, 24th September and we can take them along to the show on your behalf.

All donations gratefully received.

Thank you in advance.

Susan Pownall

Chairman and your NAWG Representative