All the fun of a village show for East Devon from the comfort of your sofa

A village show with a difference is being held in East Devon where competitors showcase their skills online, photographing their entries.

Every penny raised from entries taking part in the Newton Poppleford Online Village Show will be given to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

While there is no white tent to display your entry, all the fun of the traditional village show can be enjoyed with a host of categories to enter, including home-grown produce, floral displays, a pet competition, photography, art, craft, and the popular children’s classes.

But if you want to enter, you had better be quick because the closing date is on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.

The organiser said many of the classes still have no entries at all.

Entries can be submitted by email or through the show’s Facebook page.

The idea for the online event came from Zoe Adey, of Paws Rosettes & Ribbons, based in Newton Poppleford, who in the past has run family dog shows in the village.

She said: “I have run several family dog shows in Newton Poppleford in the past and always fancied the idea of running a good old fashioned village show with real-life classes for the local community.

“Sadly, the logistics and cost involved in hosting something like that are way out of my budget so I thought I’d host an online version instead.

“Initially it was for very local people but we have opened it up to the wider East Devon community to try and raise as much money as we can.”

Rosettes, supplied by Zoe, will be awarded up to third place and, in true village show tradition, the winner of each best in section will compete for the overall title of Show Champion.

Zoe said: “I run Paws Rosettes and Ribbons so I am making all the rosettes at cost and all the classes have been sponsored by local businesses and individuals.

“All the money from each entry is going to The Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

“We close for entries on the 31st of August and there are lots of classes with no entries.”

For the full list of rules and entry fees, see Newton Poppleford Online Village Show Facebook page here.

 

Newton Poppleford Online Village Show classes:

Section A

Flowers & Vegetables

Class 1 – 6 Sweet Peas – Sponsored by Fix my Boiler

Class 2 – 1 rose – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 3 – 3 Pansy Heads – Sponsored by The Newton Poppleford Village Hall Committee

Class 4 – Pot Plant – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 5 – Sunflower Head – Sponsored by Pride Hair Studio

Class 6 – 3 Carrots – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 7 – 6 Runner Beans – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 8 – 4 Tomatoes – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 9 – 6 Soft Fruits (may be mixed) – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 10 – 3 Potatoes – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section B

Cookery

Class 11 – 3 Scones – Sponsored by Chris Haigh Property

Class 12 – 3 Bread Rolls – Sponsored by Woods Village Shop

Class 13 – A Loaf of Bread – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 14 – 3 Muffins / Cup Cakes – Sponsored by Pebbles Coffee House, Seaton

Class 15 – A novelty Cake / celebration decorated cake – Sponsored by Pride Hair Studio

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section C

Handicrafts

Class 16 – A painting or drawing of a local scene – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 17 – An item of needlework – Sponsored by Atlas Translations devon Branch

Class 18 – Any handicraft item (wood, pottery, jewellery, textiles etc.) – Sponsored by The Crafty Shepherd

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section D

Flower Arrangements

Class 19 – Arrangement in a vase – Sponsored by The Newton Poppleford Village Hall Committee

Class 20 – Best Buttonhole – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 21 – Arrangement in an unusual container (shoe, wine glass etc.) – Sponsored by Pride Hair Studio

Class 22 – Arrangement of dried flowers and/or seed heads – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section E

Crafts – Children’s Section – 10 & under (please state age on entry)

Class 23 – Favourite Fictional Character (model, paintings etc.) – Sponsored by The Riverside Players

Class 24 – Animal made from fruit or vegetable – Sponsored by Turtle Tots Devon & Exeter

Class 25 – A drawing or painting of your choice – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 26 – Any kind of Handicraft item – Sponsored by The Crafty Shepherd

Class 27 – A lego model – Sponsored by Chris Haigh Property

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section F

Crafts – Children’s Section – 11 – 18 yrs (please state age on entry)

Class 28 – Favourite Fictional Character (model, paintings etc.) – Sponsored by The Riverside Players

Class 29 – A drawing or painting of your choice – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 30 – A painting or collage made from recycled materials – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 31 – Any kind of Handicraft item – Sponsored by The Crafty Shepherd

Class 32 – An animal made from fruit or vegetables – Sponsored by Fix my Boiler

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section G

Cookery – Children’s Section – 10 & under (please state age on entry)

Class 33 – Make a Pizza Face – Sponsored by Woods Village Shop

Class 34 – 3 Decorated Biscuits – Sponsored by Turtle Tots Devon & Exeter

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section H

Cookery – Children’s Section – 11 – 18 yrs. (please state age on entry)

Class 35 – 3 Decorated Cupcakes – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 36 – A Celebration Cake – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section I

Photography – Adults (over 18) No professional photographers please

Class 37 – Flora & Fauna – Sponsored by East Devon Law

Class 38 – Weather – Sponsored by East Devon Law

Class 39 – Village Life (to be taken in the local area) – Sponsored by East Devon Law

Class 40 – Landscape – Sponsored by East Devon Law

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section J

Photography – Children Only (Under 18)

Class 41 – A family photo – Sponsored by M. D. Thomas & Son

Class 42 – My garden – Sponsored by Fix my Boiler

Class 43 – My hobby – Sponsored by Woods Village Shop

Class 44 – My Holidays – Sponsored by Jo White Travel Counsellor

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

Section K

Pet Show – open to all animals

Class 45 – Most Handsome Male – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 46 – Prettiest Female – Sponsored by Atlas Translations Devon Branch

Class 47 – Best Group (2 or more animals together) – Sponsored by Rob Chidgey Photography

Class 48 – Best Headshot (Heads only) – Sponsored by Holly’s Heavenly Home Treats

Class 49 – Best Pose – Sponsored by Jane & Colin Clews

Class 50 – Animal the Judge would most like to take home – Sponsored by The Gardens Cottage Airbnb

Best in Section sponsored by The Canon Inn, Newton Poppleford

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