Barra Best to host Flower Show

Mayor Lindsay Millar launches this year’s Mid and East Antrim Annual Flower Show and Summer Fair

The fourth annual Mid and East Antrim Flower Show and Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 18 August at the beautiful Market Yard, Larne.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Lindsay Millar is encouraging everyone to start thinking about their entries ahead of the Flower Show and to come out and enjoy the family fun at the Summer Fair.

The Flower Show will be hosted by popular broadcaster Barra Best.

The Mayor said: “There are a wide range of categories, including cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, flower arrangement, and home industry.

“There is also a Junior section for those under 16, which includes the ‘no bake tray bake’ and cupcakes category, as well as floral art categories, encouraging youngsters to make a ‘summer bonnet’ floral hat display or insect display from flowers and foliage.”

The flower arrangement challenge for adults is to create displays on the themes of ‘Blooming Marvellous’, ‘Along the Hedgerow’ or ‘Nature’s Jewels’. There is also the Monster Veg and Novelty Veg categories, which are always lots of fun.

Competing in the Flower Show is free, no matter how many categories you enter, and Council welcomes both experts and complete beginners, so whatever your skill level don’t be shy in submitting an entry and having a go!

As well as the Flower Show, there will be a Summer Fair on site from 1pm to 4pm. Activities will include fairground games, scarecrow making, street theatre, face painting, petting farm, practical workshops, including nest box building and flower arranging, and food, music, and more.

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