Maitland Show

ARE YOU GROWING PRODUCE, FLOWERS, BONSAIS OR POTTED PLANTS? If so, enter your produce or flora in the Maitland Show.

Slow Food Hunter Valley is excited to be at the Maitland Show in 2022. We will be managing the produce section, overseeing the produce/flora competition, and running a “good food” stall. Come and see us in the McDonald Pavilion (under the grandstand).

We are aiming for a magnificent produce display to demonstrate the wonderful range of growers in our community. If you have any produce or flora on your farm or in your garden at show time, please consider entering them into the competition. We would love to show off – to all those at the show – the incredible diversity that is grown in the local area.

Produce Entries

Competitors can enter into one of a wide range of vegetables, nuts , fruit, Australian natives and eggs. Farmers, seasoned backyard growers, novices or even first-time growers are encouraged to enter their produce. From Ironbark and Gramma pumpkins to leeks and plaited garlic, there is sure to be a class that suits you.

Entry forms can be downloaded from https://maitlandshowground.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Horticulture-Entry-Form-2022.pdf.

Flora Entries

Of course we haven’t forgotten the flower growers or those who practise the fine art of bonsai. Cut flowers, floral art, roses, potted plants and bonsai are a few of the classes in which you can enter your beautiful flora.

Entry forms can be downloaded from https://maitlandshowground.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Horticulture-Entry-Form-2022.pdf.

How to enter

To complete the entry form you will need to determine the section and class under which you will be entering your produce/flora. For example, Gramma pumpkins are Section A, Class A3. The sections and class numbers are set out in two documents (Schedule A and Schedule B).

  • Schedule A sets out the different produce classes (there are 73 produce classes in total).
  • Schedule B sets out the different flora classes (there are 73 flora classes in total).

Once you determine the section and class (using Schedule A or Schedule B) for your produce or flora, download and complete the entry form. Instructions on how to lodge your entry form are at the top of the entry form.

Entry forms can also be obtained from the Slow Food stall at the Earth Market on 3rd February.

Volunteers Wanted for our Good Food Stall

We are in need of volunteers for our “good food” stall. It will be all hands on deck so please mark the dates in your diary and come and lend us a hand. Contact us via one of our committee members.

A VERY BIG Thankyou

We’d like to say a “big thank you” (in big shoutey caps) to our Assistant Leader, Ian Clarke, who has done a fabulous job getting the produce schedule ready for the show.