Waingroves Show Weekend!
Every year, on the second weekend in September, Waingroves hosts their yearly village show! Split up into three days, we host many activities and events that we always make sure there is something everyone can enjoy! From face painting and bouncy castles, to live music and horticulture there is something that the whole family can enjoy.
On the Friday we host a live band at Waingroves Thorn Tree Inn. Entry is FREE and there is always a different act every year: Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz... you name it, we've had it!
This year, a first for Waingroves Show, the Thorn Tree will also be hosting "Waingroves Idol", an open mic night competition.
Saturday revolves around the Horticultural Show. Anyone to come and display their produce (Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Paintings, Handicrafts) and try and win those all important prizes! We also have a Children's section: this include many of the adult classes but split into three age categories for 15 and unders to compete in. Unlike the adult classes, children's classes are completely free to enter and for every single exhibit they enter they win a chocolate bar! 20 exhibits..... 20 bars of chocolate!!!!!! As well as the Horticultural Show many events happen around the village that day including the infamous Water Wobble, a Bug Hunt and various side stalls. The local pub, the Thorn Tree Inn, will also be hosting many events over the weekend too!
And if all this wasn't enough we've not had our biggest day yet! Sunday is held on the Primary School Field, We start early in the morning with our Fun Run around the local area and open air Church Service. Then you should have just enough time to freshen up before the Show day is officially opened with a marching band parading through the village. The School Field will have many stalls for you to look at: Cakes and Tombolas, BBQ and Beer Tent, Raffles, Face Painting, Creepy Crawlies, Birds of Prey, Bouncy Castles, Fair attractions and more. We've had everything and more in the past and we change every year so come and visit us and see what we have to offer this year!
For those who are interested, here is our Health and Safety Policy for 2018. Waingroves Show always ensures that their events are carried out the best way possible to ensure the safety of everyone there.