Our Town Show

First Prize 2014For well over 50 years, the Prudhoe Gardeners’ Association show has been ranked highly in Tynedale for leading flower and vegetable growers.

It is the only show in the Tyne Valley that presents medals on behalf of the National Societies to dahlia, rose, chrysanthemum and vegetable growers.

In recent years the show has become known as the Prudhoe Town Show to mark the fact that Prudhoe is now a growing and thriving town rather than the village of the early part of the 20th Century.

By tradition the Prudhoe Town Show is a two day event held at the beginning of September. There is always hearty competition in the vegetable and industrial classes as well as in the flower classes. The industrial classes include handicrafts, home baking and a children’s section.

Entries to all classes are received on Saturday morning with judging taking place during the afternoon. Both entrants and the general public are welcome to see the displays and prize winning entries after judging is complete. Entry to classes as well as to the show is free.

Prizes, medals and cups are awarded on Sunday afternoon and usually presented by the Mayor of Prudhoe.  After the presentation to the winners, most of the produce on display will be auctioned off to raise funds for next year’s show.