WITH just six weeks to go until this year’s Bathurst Show, preparations are in full swing.
The catalogues are available at no cost from stands at both the Heritage and Rosehill Malls. Catalogues and entry forms can also be collected from Sew Smart as in previous years.
Junior floral art is the latest home industries section to be added to the catalogue. There are four age groups, each with different requirements. There is also a wide variety of junior art categories, including baking, needlework, hobbies and crafts and art.
Show manager Sakkie Scheepers said he would like to encourage younger people to participate in this year’s show.
Other home industry sections include farm produce, art, photography, knitting, crochet, needlework and embroidery, machine-made needlework, home crafts, quilting, baking, bottling, cake decorating, floral art, pot plants and cut flowers, woodwork and a baby competition.
This year the old mini farm building will be turned into a one stop farm stall which will include a coffee shop and stands selling homemade and local produce. This will give Bathurst residents the chance to take part.
Secretary Pam Johnston said the Bathurst Primary School pupils who had participated in the doorframe garden project last year each received a certificate and a packet of seeds for their hard work. This year a new class have taken over and will have there own stand where they will selling vegetables and seedlings.
For more information call the office on (046) 625-0759 or visit www.bathurstshow.co.za.