Homecraft Schedule



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Download an enry form 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 7th June 2019        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 8th June 2019    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 8th June 2019    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 8th June 2019    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:        Are 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 2019.




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 29th May 2019

            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, Sections II & III 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 7th June, and 8.30 a.m. on Saturday 8th 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, unless there is a tie when points will be taken into account for 2nd & 3rd placings.


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 2020 for presentation at the 2020 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

Kenilworth Castle Glass Tankard                       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 8

Gerald Geoffrey Trophy                                    Best exhibit in Class 9


Division III - Cut Flowers

Kenilworth Cup                                                 Most points in Division III

Roland Powers Cup                                          Best exhibit in Classes 19 & 20


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 37

Joyce Horncastle Novice Cup                           Best exhibit in Class 33

Janet Lewis Award                                            Best exhibit in Class 39

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 63

Kenilworth WI Rose Bowl                                  Best exhibit in Class 59

Catherine Fletcher Cup                                     Best exhibit in Class 62


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 74-77

Kathleen Moreton Trophy                                  Best exhibit in Classes 73

Young Farmers Club Trophy                             Best exhibit in Classes 79-82

The Witney Trophy                                           Best exhibit in Classes 78

Junior Sugar Craft Cup                                     Best exhibit in Class 84

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 7th June 2019



1.         “An Asian Wedding” An exhibit Width 30”

2.         A Buttonhole for a wedding. (Novice – someone who has never won a floral arrangement competition)

3.         “Wind in the Willows” An Exhibit. Width 24”

4.         “50 Years of the Moon Landing”. Modern Exhibit. Width 24”

5.         Arrangement in a Kitchen Utensil. Width 18”


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



6.         Cactus grown in a Pot

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

8.         1 Foliage plant – pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum

9.         1 Flowering Pot Plant - pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum

10.       Flowering Orchid growing in a Pot - pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum

11.       Hosta grown in a pot – pot to be 8”/20cm maximum. Small & medium leaf varieties.

12.       Hosta grown in a pot – pot more than 8”/20cm

13.       A selection of Alpines growing in a container

14.       3 Sticks of Rhubarb

15.       Dish of 10 home grown Strawberries

16.       6 Stems of Asparagus


Entries in this section, except in Classes 13 - 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.       Container of cut Hosta leaves

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

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

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

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

23.       3 Clematis blooms

24.       3 Stems of pinks/dianthus

25.       3 Stems of same flower, other than pinks/dianthus

26.       Single Stem, any flower


All flowers/foliage 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 27-31 will be judged on appearance only.


27.       3 Hen Eggs, brown

28.       3 Hen Eggs, tinted ie light brown

29.       3 Hens eggs white

30.       3 Bantam Eggs, any colour

31.       3 Waterfowl Eggs, any variety

32.       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.



33.       MEN ONLY:  Apple Plate Pie

34.       5 Savoury Muffins

35.       5 Pieces “unbaked” Tray Bake

36.       Chocolate Victoria Sponge. 3 Egg Mix

37.       5 Chelsea Buns

38.       Pound Cake (Recipe given on back page)

39.       Selection of cookies in a jar

40.       5 Blondies

41.       5 Decorated Cup Cakes

42.       5 Viennese Fingers

43.       Pecan Pie

44.       5 Coconut Macaroons

45.       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



46.       A jar of Piccalilli

47.       A jar of Mint Jelly

48.       A jar of Jam

49.       A jar of Lemon Curd

50.       A jar of Marmalade





51.       Damson or Sloe Gin (any size, clear bottle)

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

53.       Bottle of Lemonade

54.       Bottle of Ginger Beer



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



55.       A Heart, in any medium

56.       An item for the home, any craft

57.       A Tablet Case

58.       An item of Patchwork

59.       An item of Canvas Work

60.       An item of Wood Turning

61.       Create a shopping bag from upcycled material

62.       Xmas Table Runner

63.       Hand Knitted Article (Not a toy)

64.       Handmade Toy, any medium












Class 66: 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


65        A Greetings Card

66        A Country Scene, any medium

67        An item of Clay work





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.



68.       “On Holiday”– a Colour photograph

69.       “End of the Day” – a colour photograph

70.       “A Close Up” – A colour Photograph     

71.       “Discarded Implement” – A colour photograph

72.       “Historic Building” – A Black & White phtograph




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, 73,78,83 & 84 – 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.

73.       5 Chocolate Crispies

74.       A Wooden Spoon Person

75.       A Lighthouse, made from recycled materials

76.       A Finger Painting, size A4

77.       Miniature Garden in a seed tray


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

78.       5 Jam Tarts

79.       A Decorated Hard Boiled Egg

80.       A Robot, made from predominantly plastic bottles

81.       A Puppet, any medium

82.       Something I’ve made


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

83.       5 pieces of “baked” Tray Bake

84.       A Novelty Cake

85.       Decorate a Mirror

86.       Something I’ve Made


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






Class 38

Pound Cake


8oz / 225g Soft Margarine

8oz / 225g Light Muscovado Sugar

4 Eggs

8oz / 225g SR Flour

8oz / 225g Raisins

8oz / 225g Sultanas

4oz / 100g Glace Cherries quartered, washed & dried

½ Teaspoon Mixed Spice

1 Tablespoon Brandy



Oven Temperature 150˚C     300F      Gas Mark 2


  • Lightly grease and line 8”/20cm deep round tin with greased greaseproof paper.
  • Measure all ingredients into a large bowl and beat well together until thoroughly combined.
  • Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for about 2-2¼ hrs, covering the top with paper after an hour to prevent the cake becoming too brown.
  • When cooked the cake should be firm to touch, and a skewer inserted into the centere will come out clean.
  • Leave the cake to cool in the tin for about 30 mins, then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.
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