Homecraft Schedule

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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 8th June 2018        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 9th June 2018    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 9th June 2018    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 9th June 2018    Presentation of trophies will take place in the Homecraft Marquee at 4.30 p.m.

                                        Prize money will be available from the Homecraft 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 2018.




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 30th  May 2018

            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 8th June, and 8.30 a.m. on Saturday 9th 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 2019 for presentation at the 2019 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 11


Division III - Cut Flowers

Kenilworth Cup                                                 Most points in Division III

Roland Powers Cup                                          Best exhibit in Classes 16 & 17


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 31

Joyce Horncastle Novice Cup                           Best exhibit in Class 30

Janet Lewis Award                                            Best exhibit in Class 35

Sugar Craft Cup                                                Best Exhibit in Class 33


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 53

Kenilworth WI Rose Bowl                                  Best exhibit in Class 57

Catherine Fletcher Cup                                     Best exhibit in Class 58


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, 71 and 73

Kathleen Moreton Trophy                                  Best exhibit in Classes 69

Young Farmers Club Trophy                             Best exhibit in Classes 75, 76, 77 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 8th June 2018



1.         “Remembrance of the Great War” An exhibit Width 24”

2.         An exhibit incorporating a Hat Width 24”

3.         Modern arrangement entitled “A Rainbow” Width 24”

4.         “Country Life”. An exhibit width 24”

5.         A Single Colour Flower Arrangement. 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



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

12.       A selection of Alpines growing in a container

13.       3 Sticks of Rhubarb

14.       Dish of 10 home grown Strawberries


Entries in this section, except in Classes 13 & 14, will not be accepted unless - standing in a water retaining dish.



All Cut Flowers must have been grown by the Exhibitor.



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

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

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

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

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

20.       3 Clematis blooms

21.       3 spikes of Iris, any form

22.       3 Stems of same flower, other than Iris

23.       Single Stem, any flower


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:  Cherry Cake (Recipe given on back page)

31.       Gluten Free Cake

32.       Cold Homemade Soup in a flask

33.       Sugar Craft Cake Topper for 8” Cake. Bring in Airtight container. Will be displayed on Show Day

34.       5 Pieces “baked” Tray Bake

35.       Coffee Victoria Sponge. 3 Egg Mix

36.       Marmalade Loaf

37.       5 Fruit Scones

38.       5 Ginger Biscuits

39.       3 Mini Vegetarian Pasties

40.       Citrus Drizzle Cake

41.       Chocolate Swiss Roll

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 preserve including ginger

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        Poppies, any medium

53        Upcycle a Mirror

54        4 Place Mats

55        A Gift Wrapped Bottle

56        A Peg Bag

57        Mini Scarecrow. Max Height 24”/61cms

58        Item of Patchwork

59        Item of Canvas Work

60        Item of Wood turning



Classes 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


61        A Greetings Card

62        Painting in Oil or Acrylic

63        “Landscape”, 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        “Travelling”– a Colour photograph

65        “After the Rain” – a colour photograph

66        “Woodland View” – A colour Photograph

67        “In the Garden” – 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 80s – 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        3 Decorated Digestive Biscuits. Decoration to be judged only

70        Decorate a child’s Wellington

71        A Rocket made from Recycled Materials

72        A Bunch of flowers from the Garden, displayed in a Jam Jar

73        A Pasta Necklace


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

74        5 Pieces of Rocky Road

75        Mini Scarecrow. Max Height 46 cm’s

76        Tribal Mask

77        A Musical instrument made from recycled materials

78        A Desk tidy


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

79        3 Bread Rolls (Recipe give on back page)

80        Cheese Straws (Minimum of 7)

81        Upcycle a pair of Jeans e.g. Bag, cushion

82        Gift wrap a shoe box


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






Class 30

Cherry Cake

Ingredients:             175g   Butter (softened)

                              175g   Caster Sugar

                              3        Large Eggs Beaten 

                              175g   Self raising Flour

                              50g     Plain Flour

                              225g   Glacé Cherries Halved

                              75g     Ground Almonds                                                                          


Oven Temperature 160˚C Fan 140˚C Gas Mark 3


  1. Grease and line a deep 18cm round tin
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Gradually beat in the eggs, one at a time, add a little sieved flour after each egg.
  4. Sieve and fold the rest of the SR flour
  5. Wash & drain the cherries and dust with some plain flour before carefully folding in all the cherries and plain flour into the cake mixture.
  6. Fold in the ground almonds
  7. Put into the prepared tin and bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 ½ hours until a fine skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.


Remember all ovens vary so be prepared to check on cooking time.


Class 79

Bread Rolls

Ingredients:             500g (1lb) strong white flour

                              1 teaspoon of Salt

1 x 7g (¼ oz) sachet fast-action dried yeast

About 350ml (12 fl oz) lukewarm water

Sunflower oil for greasing



  1. Put the flour in large bowl, then stir in the salt & yeast. Make a well in the middle and pour in enough water to make a soft, quite sticky, dough.
  2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth & elastic. Shape into a round and place in a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1-1 ½ hrs or until dough has doubled in size.
  3. Lightly oil 2-3 baking trays. Divide the dough into 18 pieces. Shape into balls, folding the sides into the middles to form round balls. Arrange on trays, leaving room for expansion. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 190˚C (375F, Gas 5) for 20 mins or until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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