Coaley Produce Show has been held ever year since 1942 on the first Saturday in September. Every household receives a copy of the schedule through their door, inviting them to exhibit in the Vegetable, Fruit, Flower or Floral Decoration classes, Home Economics, Arts and Crafts or Children's classes. Entry forms are taken to the Village Hall on the preceding Wednesday between 5pm and 8pm and exchanged for numbers to ensure secrecy. The Show is open to public viewing at 2pm on show day, followed by teas, an auction and prizegiving. Cups are awarded for the most points in each section.
The Committee also stages a Garden Challenge Cup competition, the last Sunday in July. Features are changed each year and have included hanging baskets, tubs and troughs and whole gardens. Coaley is blessed with many beautiful gardens and we would encourage you to enter as gardeners value the informal chats and hints and tips received from the judges.
The AGM is held in the autumn followed by a light-hearted talk. The Committee would welcome new members, only 2 meetings per year to attend plus Show day. We are proud to have kept the Village tradition going for so long, with approx. 500 entries being staged by almost 100 people every year. Come and see. More details from Secretary Helen Wilcox, Tel 01453 860281 or Chair, Marion McDowell.