Homecraft Schedule


To download the Schedule - Please click HERE

To download a homecraft entry form click HERE



This Show will be at Car Park 1, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. CV8 2LZ.  We invite you to participate.

Directions:             The Show will be sign posted on B4113.  Please also refer to our website giving directions.

Staging of Exhibits:

Friday 9th June 2017        Entries will be accepted between 5.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

                                        Exhibitors wishing to unload directly into the Homecraft Marquee must do so on the Friday. Entrance gates may be changed due to weather conditions.


Saturday 10th June 2017  Entries will be accepted between 8.00am and strictly 8.30am.  Exhibits brought on the Saturday will have to be carried from the car park, as no cars will be allowed near the Homecraft Marquee.


Saturday 10th June 2017  Judging will take place from 9.00 a.m.

The Homecraft Show will be open to the public from approximately 11.00 a.m., after the judging has been completed.

Presentation of Prizes and Collection of Exhibits:

Saturday 10th June 2017  Presentation of trophies will take place in the Homecraft Marquee at 4.30 p.m.

                                        Prize money will be available from the Secretary after 5.00 p.m.

                                        All exhibits must be removed by 6.00 p.m.

Secretary:                        Mrs C. Mold, Home Farm, Pailton Road, Harborough Magna,

                                        Rugby. CV23 OHG.

                                        Tel: 01788 834600.

Show Entry Tickets:        Will be available from Kenilworth Library or www.kenilworthshow.co.uk at reduced rates.                     



The Homecraft committee of the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society wish to convey their gratitude for The Royal Agricultural Society’s kindness in permitting the use of Car Park 1, for the Kenilworth’s Homecraft Show for 2017.



1.         Entry Fees:

            Children’s Section         (Division XI) – 20 pence per entry

            All Other Classes          50 pence per entry


2.         Your Entry Form:

            Accompanied by the correct entry fee must be received by Wednesday 31st May 2017.    Confirmation of entry will not be acknowledged.


2a.       Due to time restrictions on show day, exhibitors who have not sent an entry form for the homecraft show to the secretary by the closing date, will only be able to enter at the chairman’s discretion, excluding sections II & III where late entries will be accepted due to seasonal growing conditions.


3.         Entrants in Division XI must be:-

PART I: 7 years or under. PART II: 12 years or under. PART III: 18 years or under on the day of the Show.


4.         All classes are open..

            NB - An exhibitor may not enter more than 2 entries per class in Division IV, the Egg Section, Division          

            VIII, the Handicraft Section, and division IX, the Art Section.

5.         Any item may be exhibited in one KADAS Homecraft Show only and must not be re-entered in any other year.

6.         The committee has the right to refuse entries.

7.         The Judges have the power to withhold prizes. The Judges’ decision is final.

8.         Protests or objections to be made in writing by the Exhibitor to the Show Secretary by 1.00 p.m. on the day of the Show, accompanied by a deposit of £5.00, returnable if the objection is held.

9.         All entries for the COMPETITION ONLY, AND NO ARTICLE WILL BE SOLD.

10.       All exhibits showing more or less than the specified number, greater than the stated maximum dimensions or otherwise not to schedule, shall be disqualified.

11.       Cards for each entry to be obtained from the Secretary on arrival at the Homecraft Marquee.     

            Please note: Entries will not be accepted after 7.30 p.m. on Friday 9th June, and 8.30 a.m. on Saturday 10th June.

12.       Exhibitors to provide own materials for staging exhibits and to be responsible for same at close of Show.

New Rule: All exhibits must have exhibitors name on underside. Items not collected after the show will be donated to Charity

13.       Although all possible security precautions will be taken, the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society

            accept no responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits or the property of the Exhibitor.

14.       Placings:         Classes with 5 or fewer entries qualify for 3 awards.

                                    Classes with 6 or more entries qualify for 4 or 5 awards.

15.       Points will be awarded as follows:-                    1st - 4  2nd - 2   3rd - 1

16.       Where an Exhibitor enters more than one exhibit in a single class, the points gained by the highest placed         exhibit ONLY will be calculated towards the ‘Most Points in Division’ trophy.

17.       Trophies are the property of the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society. They are for annual competition. Winners from the previous show will be notified accordingly, and the trophies must be returned to the Secretary by the 30th April 2018 for presentation at the 2018 show.

18.       No dogs allowed in marquee, except guide dogs.


Special Trophy

Coventry Evening Telegraph Rose Bowl                        For most points in Division 1 - X

Division I - Floral Art

L. Trietline Cup                                                 Best exhibit in Floral Art

The Martin Rose Bowl                                       Most points in Division I

Cynthia Cook Trophy                                        Best interpretation of a Class Title

Kenilworth Flower Club Trophy                          Best Exhibit in Novice Class


Division II - Pot Plants/Herbs/Vegetables

McDaide Cup                                                    Most points in Division II

Jean Sephton Cup                                             Best exhibit in Class 12

Gerald Geoffrey Trophy                                    Best exhibit in Class 15

Division III - Cut Flowers

Kenilworth Cup                                                 Most points in Division III

Roland Powers Cup                                          Best exhibit in Classes 18 & 19

Division IV – Eggs

A Cup                                                               Best exhibit in Division IV

Division V - Home Baking

Kenilworth Weekly News Cup                            Most points in Division V

Alan Davies Bakery Trophy                               Best exhibit in Class 36

Joyce Horncastle Novice Cup                           Best exhibit in Class 30

Janet Lewis Award                                            Best exhibit in Class 37

Sugar Craft Cup                                                Best Exhibit in Class 41

Division VI – Preserves

Mary Hill Trophy                                               Most points in Division VI

Division VII – Wine

Peter Davy Trophy                                            Most points in Division VII

Division VIII - Handicrafts

Mollie Lucas Trophy                                          Most points in Division VIII

Joan Holmes Memorial Trophy                          Best exhibit in Class 52

Kenilworth WI Rose Bowl                                  Best exhibit in Class 55

Catherine Fletcher Cup                                     Best exhibit in Class 57

Division IX - Art

Dorothy Potts Cup                                            Best exhibit in Division IX

Division X - Photography

Tom Lucas Trophy                                            Best exhibit in Division X

Serck Trophy                                                    Most points in Division X

Division XI - Children’s Section

The Dixon Cup                                                  Best junior exhibit in an adult class

Amy Lilly Cup                                                   Best exhibit in Classes 70, 72 and 73

Kathleen Moreton Trophy                                  Best exhibit in Classes 69

Young Farmers Club Trophy                             Best exhibit in Classes 75, 76 and 78

The Witney Trophy                                           Best exhibit in Classes 74

Junior Sugar Craft Cup                                     Best exhibit in Class 79

George Bostock Trophy                                    Most  points in Part I

Ivor Moreton  Trophy                                        Most points in Part II

Alan Briscoe Cup                                              Most points in Part III


PRIZE MONEY  for Divisions I  :  1st - £5.00    2nd - £3.00    3rd - £2.00


To be judged in accordance with NAFAS Competitions Manual 2nd Edition 2009.

Tables are 60cms in depth, covered white.  All backings are neutral where applicable. Height of exhibits is unlimited. No artificial plant material to be included. Please note that staging must be completed by 7.30 p.m. Friday 9th June 2017



1.         “Forces Sweetheart” An exhibit Width 24”

2.         “A day out” An exhibit Width 24”

3.         “Anyone for Cricket”. An exhibit. Width 24”

4.         “Green & Pleasant Land”. A foliage arrangement. Width 18”

5.         “Take 3 Flowers” An exhibit width 18”

6.         Arrangement in a Champagne Glass. An exhibit. Width 10”

7.         Table Centre. Width 18” (Novice – someone who has never won a floral arrangement Competition)


PRIZE MONEY for Divisions II-X:  1st - £2.00   2nd - £1.00   3rd - £0.50


Pot Plants must have been the property of the Exhibitor for a minimum of 3 months, and not have been shown previously in the KADAS Homecraft Show. See Note 5


8.         Cactus Grown in a Pot

9.         One Herb grown in a pot – pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum

10.       1 Foliage Plant - pot to be 7”/18cm maximum

11.       1 Flowering Pot Plant - pot to be 7”/18cm maximum

12.       Flowering Orchid growing in a pot – pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum

13.       Hosta grown in a pot

14.       A selection of Alpines growing in a container

15.       3 Sticks of Rhubarb

16.       Dish of 10 home grown Strawberries


Entries in this section, except in Classes 15 & 16, will not be accepted unless - standing in a water retaining dish.


All Cut Flowers must have been grown by the Exhibitor.


17.       Container of variegated garden foliage, mixed types, maximum 5 stems

18.       Hybrid Tea Rose/English Tea Rose, 1 stem

19.       Rose, any type, 1 container, 3 stems

20.       Container of cut flowers, mixed types, minimum 5 stems, no foliage

21.       Container of cut flowers, 1 type, minimum 5 stems, no foliage

22.       3 Clematis blooms

23.       3 spikes of Iris, any form

All flowers must be in water, in a suitable container.

DIVISION IV – EGGS – An exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per class in this section.

Classes 24-28 will be judged on appearance only.

24.       3 Hen Eggs, brown

25.       3 Hen Eggs, tinted ie light brown

26.       3 Hens eggs white

27.       3 Bantam Eggs, any colour

28.       3 Waterfowl Eggs, any variety

29.       1 Egg, any variety, judged on Internal Quality

All exhibits to be displayed on white plates with sand – supplied by Kenilworth Show


(All exhibits in this division must be covered in clear plastic bags or clear film, and presented on an appropriate dish/plate. Covers will be removed for judging, and then replaced. No Plastic boxes allowed)


Due to the Food Safety Act 1991, we are unable to accept entries containing raw eggs,

Soft cheese, pates and any other pre-cooked meats.



30.       MEN ONLY:  5 Rock Cakes

31.       5 Pieces “unbaked” Tray Bake

32.       Victoria Sponge. 3 Egg Mix

33.       Bakewell Tart

34.       5 Butterfly Cakes

35.       Fruit Loaf, using 2Lb loaf tin

36.       Sour Dough Bread

37.       Swiss Roll

38.       5 Melting moments (recipe given on back page)

39.       5 Cheese Scones

40.       5 Eccles Cakes

41.       Selection of Homemade Sweets, presented in a box for a gift

42.       1 Shelled, Uncut, Hard Boiled Egg, to be judged on internal appearance only, presented on a plate.



Jars & Bottles should be of clear glass and free from commercial markings, with new lids. Lids for Jams should be metal twist tops, plastic tops or cellophane covers.

Lids for Chutneys and Pickles should be plastic lined twist tops or plastic tops, cellophane covers should not be used.

All must be clearly labelled and dated



43        A jar of Chutney

44        A jar of pesto

45        A jar of Jam

46        A jar of Lemon Curd

47        A jar of Marmalade





48        Damson or Sloe Gin (any size, clear bottle)

49        Any other flavour of liqueur, labelled. (any size, clear bottle)

50        Bottle of Lemonade

51        Bottle of Diluted Elderflower Cordial, ready to drink.      



(An exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per Class in this section) All entries to be the work of the exhibitor.



52        Upcycle a Lampshade using a table lamp for display

53        Beach Bag. Max size 24” overall

54        An item of Decoupage

55        Knitted Tea Cosy, Displayed on a Tea Pot.

56        A Gift Wrapped Present

57        Item of Cross Stitch. Max. size 18” overall

58        A Key Ring any medium

59        Fabric Cube to be used for storage. Max size 24” overall.



Class 60, 62 & 63: Entries can be framed, but will not be accepted unless fixed for hanging with a securely attached cord or wire.

An Exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per class in this section


60        An abstract painting. Any medium

61        A Greetings Card

62        A Water Colour Picture

63        “Still Life”, any other medium





Images taken with a non-digital camera will be accepted. You may use digital manipulation to optimise an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Composite or montage images, from more than one original image, are not eligible.

All digital images must be submitted as prints and must be clearly marked as digital images. Entrants of all photos will be required to declare the location the photograph was taken, on the front of the exhibit where applicable.

Images must be mounted on card, not in a frame.  Maximum print size 12” x 8½” (30.5cm x 21.5cm) exclusive of mounting.


64        “A Day Out”– a Colour photograph

65        “A New Life” – a colour photograph

66        “Dawn or Dusk” – A colour Photograph 

67        “Country Life” – A colour photograph

68        A Black & White photograph



PLEASE READ THE RULES regarding ages as shown below, also rules on Page 2.

Please state your date of birth on the entry form. - Exhibits must be the work of the entrant.

Entry Fee  -  20p/entry      Prize Money   -   1st - £1.50     2nd - £1.00     3rd - £0.50

Classes, 69, 74, 79 and 81 – Must be covered in a clear plastic bag/film. Covers will be removed for judging and then replaced. No plastic boxes are allowed.

PART I - Children to be aged 7 years or under on the day of the Show.

69        5 Chocolate Crispy Cakes

70        A lighthouse made from Recycled materials

71        A Cress Head Egg

72        A Decorated Stone

73        A Fruit / vegetable Man


PART II - Children to be aged 12 years or under on the day of the Show.

74        A Novelty Cake made from bought cakes/biscuits/sweets

75        Decorate a Pair of Sunglasses

76        A Beast made from scrap pieces of wood

77        Photograph of my Favourite Animal, framed

78        Decorate a Hat


PART III - Children to be aged 18 years or under on the day of the Show.

79        5 Sweetheart Cookies (recipe given on back page)

80        Insect hotel made from recycled materials

81        A Novelty Cake made from bought cakes/biscuits/sweets

82        A Photograph using a mobile phone. Max size 30.5cm x 21.5cm


Children may enter more than one section as long as they are within the age limit.






Class 38

Melting Moments

Ingredients:   175g (6oz) Self Raising Flour

                              125g (4oz) Butter

                              125g (4oz) Caster Sugar

                              1 Egg

                              50g (2oz) Rolled Oats

                              Pinch of Salt

                              12 Glacé Cherries



  1. Using a wooden spoon, beat the butter until is soft and creamy.
  2. Beat in the sugar until the mixture is pale and drops easily from the spoon.
  3. Beat in the egg with 25g (1oz) of the flour.
  4. Fold the remaining flour and salt and mix them to form a stiff dough.
  5. Divide the mixture into 24 pieces and, with wet hands, roll each one into a ball the size of a walnut.
  6. Roll the balls in the oats, and place them on baking trays, allowing room for them to spread. Flatten each one slightly. Place half a glacé cherry in the centre of each biscuit.
  7. Bake them for 20 mins, in the oven 180°C/350°F, Gas 4. Allow them to set a little on the trays before cooling them on a rack. The recipe makes 24 biscuits.



Class 79

Sweetheart Cookies

Ingredients:   Oil, for greasing

200g (7oz) plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting the work surface.

25g (1oz) Custard Powder

50g (2oz) Caster Sugar

150g (5oz) butter, at room temperature

1 egg yolk

4 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam

Sifted icing sugar, to decorate



  1. Lightly brush the baking sheets with a little oil.
  2. Put the flour, custard powder and sugar in a large bowl. Cut the butter into pieces on a plate and then add to the bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture between your fingertips to make crumbs, or use an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in the egg yolk and mix to a smooth dough, first with a round bladed knife then with your hands when the dough becomes too stiff to stir.
  4. Knead the dough on a surface sprinkled with a little flour, then cut it in half and roll out one half until 5mm (¼ inch thick). Stamp out large circles using 6cm (2 ½ inch) round cookie cutter.
  5. Cut out little hearts from the centre of half of the circles, using 3cm (1 ¼ inch) heart shaped cutter, and lift out with a small sharp knife. Transfer the rounds to the oiled baking sheets.
  6. Squeeze the trimmings together and roll out with the remaining dough, stamping out shapes until you have 15 circles with Heart shaped centres cut out and 15 whole circles.
  7. Bake the cookies in an oven 160°C/325°F/Gas 3, for 10-12 minutes – slightly less for the heart stamped ones – until pale golden. Loosen the cookies with a palette knife and leave to cool on the baking sheets. They can be stored in an airtight tin for up to 2 days.
  8. To serve, spread the jam over the whole cookies, top with the heart stamped ones, then dust with a little sifted icing sugar.


To download a homecraft entry form click HERE

© Kenilworth Show. 2017.