Over Haddon Village Show
Held during September annually.
In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual village show was held in Over Haddon. Villagers also decorated their houses to mark the day the show would have been held. See photos from the 2020 Village Show below.
During the show normally, entries are usually accepted between 9:30 am and 11:30 am on the day, as well as between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm on the Friday before.
The hall then usually opens for viewing, teas, tombola etc at 2:30 pm
Children’s sports 3:15 pm
Auction of Produce at 4:00 pm
followed by prize giving
There are classes for everyone, including some that don’t take a lot of time to get ready, e.g. photos, a jug of garden flowers, a vegetable animal, a limerick, etc. etc.
Donations of bottles for the Tombola and baking for the teas are always appreciated
For more information, please contact Christine Chresta on 01629 814177, or check out this link.
Everyone is welcome to join in the village show – it’s very informal, you don’t need an allotment or a large garden. There are usually a wide variety of classes for all ages; e.g. a jug of mixed garden flowers, photography, cookery and several new classes e.g. Do you have ‘just one perfect flower’?
Do join in and help to make the next show another success. Over Haddon proudly has one of the few remaining village shows.
And don’t forget the auction where you can buy excellent baking, vegetables and flowers.
Our photos from the 2020 Over Haddon Village Show!
To celebrate the alternative version of the event, villagers across Over Haddon decorated their houses with bunting, flowers, garden displays and scarecrows. People had a chance to view these efforts as they participated in a treasure hunt, devised by Pat Thurlby, which took them around the village.
Below are photos of some of the beautiful decorations which could be see in Over Haddon:
Each year, the village show holds a limerick competition – and this year was no different! The theme was ‘lockdown’ and these were some of the entries:
The lockdown it challenged us all,
While some baked, others painted their wall,
But when flour disappeared,
It was just as we feared,
B&Q had nothing at all!
The lockdown has seen us all baking
And jigsaws we’ve all been making
Allotments have flourished
And families nourished
While for a vaccine we are still waiting
We have a quizmaster called Patrick
His clues are quite problematic
We try not to Google
But that can be brutal
In lockdown he’s just been fantastic
No touching, no hugging, no kissing,
In lockdown, it surely is missing.
Due to Covid’s pandemic,
We’re all now hysteric.
Of our old lives, we’re just reminiscing.
I’ve never seen Bakewell so empty
since we moved here in 2003.
No tourists in town
because of lockdown,
but behaviour in the dale made us worry.
Well lockdown at first is quite fun,
Get all those outstanding jobs done,
When you’ve worked through the pile,
You can sit back and smile,
And wonder where all the time’s gone!
This lockdown year has been scarily new
Nowhere to go and nothing to do
Just gardening and telly and reading, but then
It’s time to get on with our lives once again
Virtual village show photos:
The show must go on – and in order to make that happen, we ran a virtual village show on our Facebook page, sharing photos submitted by Over Haddon residents of things they had been doing during lockdown. Here are some of those entries: