The show must go on

by | 18 September 2020 | Community Event, Gainsborough

The 133rd Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Show is postponed until 2021. However, the Association will be organising the ‘Sturton and Stow Autumn Event’ in October this year. There will be:

  • A scarecrow competition on 3rd October in the parishes of Sturton and Bransby and Stow. Entrants will need to enter the scarecrow class online by midnight on 26th September using the association’s new website which will be launched in time for the show and will need to display their entries at the front of their properties so that they are fully visible from the pavement / road. There will be an exciting first, second and third prize for the best scarecrows. Les Stothard, whose involvement with the show goes back over 70 years, will judge the competition. Judging will start at 11.00am on Saturday 3rd.
  • Competitive classes in photography, art, handwriting and poetry. Entries to these classes will also be online and the winners will be announced and displayed on the website on the afternoon of 3rd October.
  • The Sturton Primary School and Cygnets art classes will also go ahead and winners will be announced on the website too.

There will be no charge this year to enter any of the classes. Whilst there will be no money prizes awarded, the first, second and third in each class will each receive a special Autumn Event certificate.
The show committee have commissioned a new website for the event and news about the website, how to access it and how to enter the classes can be found on their Facebook page and blog Or contact the Secretary on 07796 010199.
Villagers are encouraged to walk around the villages viewing the scarecrows over the weekend of 3rd and 4th October.
The Sturton and Stow Show will be back bigger and even better on 2nd October 2021.