Sutton Ex-Servicemen's Club Flower & Vegetable Show

Show History


The first Sutton Ex-Servicemen's Club Flower & Vegetable Show took place in the Club itself on Sunday 5th September 1965 with an initial total prize fund of eleven pounds and eleven shillings - with four trophies being awarded to the various winners.

The Show continued on an annual basis until 1973 with the stage in the Club, which at the time was a large semi-circular one, being decorated with gardens and a stunning water feature which provided a much discussed centerpiece.

For various reasons no show was staged in the mid 70's but what was a much loved and sadly missed village event returned to the calendar in 1977 and there has been a show each year since.

The venue has changed on a number of occasions with Shows being staged on The Lamb Inn car park, The Glebe Field, The Club itself and on Spooners Flats, which, with the kind permission of Peter & Jenny Barber, has been our home now for many years.

The Show has grown in popularity with the number of entrants and entries steadily increasing over the last decade. In 1999 the Show had 58 entrants staging 448 entries and by 2013 this had grown to 226 entrants and 1,443 entries.

The number of trophies on offer has also grown from 16 in 1999 to 43 in 2019.

The last few years has seen the addition of a popular Scarecrow Competition in the village which has added much fun to the event.

The Show is a friendly & fun event to which everyone is welcome, if you have never entered before why not have a go this year - you will be made very welcome.