CHEQS Produce Show 2019

Calling all young designers and art and crafters, bakers and gardners! This year you can enter 42 categories to win rosettes, cups and prizes. Entry is free, although we hope you will donate your goodies for the auction or produce stall.


Details of crafts and produce classes for the under-17s as well as open categories for flowers, vegetables and home-made produce are on the inside pages of the Programme, available to download here.

The entry form is here:

 An ideas sheet for the under-17 classes is here:

It will also be available soon in Coln Stores, along with masks to decorate.

Top tips for a winning potato crop for the Walter Raleigh Challenge:


  • Entry forms should be emailed to or dropped off at Coln Stores by 5pm Thursday 29th August at the latest, the earlier the better. If you are not sure that everything you hope to enter will be at its best on the morning of the show, tick all the classes you are hoping to enter.
  • Show entries must be delivered to Mill House gardens between 9am and 10.45 am Saturday 31st August as judging commences at 11am.

Forms and entries received after these deadlines cannot be accepted.

Rosettes, silverware and prizes

As always, points mean prizes! We made the rules a little simpler back in 2017.

There will be red, blue and yellow Coln St Aldwyns Fete and Produce Show 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rosettes as usual.

The judges take the winning entries for each class (i.e. 1st place rosette winners) and select the winners of each of the seven groups of entries (A-G). These winners take away the cups for each age category for the youngsters and the Rose Cup, Flower Cup (St Aldywns Cup), Vegetable Cup, and Home-made Produce Cup.

These cup winners go forward for Best in Show to win Jean’s Cup (Groups A, B and C) in memory of Jean Sinton who ran the Coln Stores and Post Office for many years, or the Boucher Cup (Groups D, E and F).

The Family Shield is awarded to the family that wins the most points across the under-17s and open categories. The 3rd place rosette is worth one point, the 2nd place rosette wins you two points and a 1st place rosette is worth three points.  More entries means a chance of more points. Previous families that took the Show by storm were the Vestey family (2018), the Calvert Family (2017) and the Ward Family (2016).

2018 cup winners

Here are the winners from the fantastic array of flowers, produce, artistic efforts and cakes that were submitted in 2018.

Congratulations to Florence Turnbull, Violet Turnbull and Suzie Hicks-Beach, Sarah Fraser (Rose Cup), David Abel-Smith (St Aldwyns and Vegetable Cups) and Albee Yeend (Home-made Produce Cup). Heather Finlay won theSir Walter Raleigh Cup.

New for this year – a separate prize for the heaviest crop of potatoes for the under-17s.

Good luck everyone!