Backwell Village Show began as Backwell Flower Show in 1978 as the final event of the Backwell Festival; a much-loved fortnight of activities and outings for children during the summer holidays.
Don Everitt, together with the festival organiser Geoff Holland, was the driving force behind the flower show and as well as the usual exhibits of vegetables and flowers, he encouraged children to take part and to be involved in the running of the show. He insisted that the show should be free both to enter and to visit and it has remained free to this day.
Don, supported by his wife Joan, continued running the show for over 40 years.
Backwell Village Show is now run by a team of eight volunteers who work throughout the year to plan and host the show in September. We are always grateful for logistics help, both the night before the show and after the show closes, as well as during the show day when we need help with refreshments, assisting judges and running our tombola stall and raffle. Please contact us if you can offer us any help this September 16th. We can support DofE or similar programme requirements if any young person would like to offer their help.
The show relies on the income from our raffle/tombola and refreshments sales on show day to pay the necessary insurances, buy materials and to print the show schedule. Tombola donations are very welcome!
We always aim to include organisations and local community groups in the show and will have a number of displays both in and outside the WI Hall on Show Day. There will also be a number of activities for children including craft, toddler play, and fun side-stall games.
Please do come along and support this community-wide, inclusive event to ensure it can continue for another 45 years!