Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds

Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds


Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds

The 2017 Worcester Show has proved a big success, with a record-breaking 13,000 people visited the event (now in its twelfth year) at Gheluvelt Park on Sunday August 13 – an 18% increase on the previous year.

Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show said:  “It was a fantastic day – the sun shone, and it was great to see so many people relaxing, laughing and listening to music in the park.

“I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered, or contributed to making the day such a big success.”

Over 750 entries were received for competitive classes at the Show.  The winners were

Brian Sampson: Best in Show, with an impressive 72 points

Fred Hunt: Floral Section

Karen Thorp:  Mr Fothergill’s Top Vase Competition

Gillian Mills: Cacti & Succulents

Brian Sampson: Vegetable & Fruit

Karen Thorp:  D.T. Brown’s Top Tray Competition

Brian Sampson: Giant Vegetables

Helen Platt:  Floral Art

Rachael Henley: Cakes and Preserves

Carol DuGuay: Handicraft Section

Malcolm Styles:  Photography

The Mills Family: Fun and Creativity

Harriet Povey:  Under 18s winner

Trophies were also awarded for two exceptional exhibits:

Judith Taylor, for a handmade doll

Malcolm Styles, for his photographic portrait of a lion

The winners’ names will be engraved on each trophy, and will be displayed in a cabinet at Worcester’s Guildhall.

Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds

Floral marquee – 13.8.17

Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds

Harriet Povey – Winner – Under 18s 13.8.17

Live musical entertainment came throughout the day from Supanova, one of Worcester’s up and coming bands; community choir Got to Sing; Drum Love; Bourbon Alley; Jasper Malone and last but not least, belly dancing by The Severn Sirens.

There was lots for children to do too – including water zorbing, bungee trampolines, an inflatable slide and bouncy castles, provided by Boing Entertainment.

The event raised an estimated £400 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, which offers clinical services, support and assistance for patients at Worcestershire Breast Unit on the Worcestershire Royal Hospital site.

Worcester Show organisers donated part of the parking fees raised to the charity.