Malvern Autumn celebrates big birthday

Join in with the autumnal festivities at the Three Counties Showground

An array of vegetables

Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019 when it opens from 28-29 September at the Three Counties Showground. 

The show promises a fantastic harvest festival brimming with special guests, giant vegetables, stunning floral displays and family entertainment.

Diana Walton, Head of Shows at Three Counties Showground said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the 25th Malvern Autumn Show in 2019. It’s a glorious celebration of the harvest season and we’ve got plenty of delights on offer. I’m proud to have worked at the very first Malvern Autumn Show and to be heading the show team 25 years later is a privilege.”

Fun for all the family 

There’s fun for everyone across the weekend, with the Family Green playing host to excellent entertainment, activities aplenty and even some giant tortoises. 

The Top Dogs Arena is a spectacle of displays, commentated by broadcasting legend Peter Purves. In the World of Animals, with more than 100 displays of animals of all shapes and sizes will be a firm favourite with the youngsters. 

Plus, for the first time in the show’s history, under 16s gain free entry. 

Celebrity guests 

Carol KleinThis year sees the return of the Autumn Potager Theatre, hosted by James Alexander-Sinclair welcoming an array of guests including the likes of Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Jonathan Moseley and Alys Fowler.

The special guests will be hosting a variety of talks and demonstrations and sharing their gardening knowledge.

Celebrate gin o’clock

New for 2019, Malvern Autumn Show will be hosting the Gin Show, showcasing producers from across the three counties and beyond.

Celebrating everything from London Dry to quirky flavoured gins, there’ll be plenty of samples to try, plus a People’s Choice award for the visitors’ favourite.

Record-breaking veg

Giant vegetables

The CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship is always a highlight, with growers from across the UK competing to see who can grow the largest or heaviest vegetables. 

Classes range from heaviest celery, last year’s winner weighed in at over 40kg, and the longest parsnip measured over 7m to the heaviest aubergine and longest chilli.

Stunning displays and top advice 

The RHS Flower Show has a record number of 40 nurseries competing for the coveted RHS medals with their colourful floral displays. 

RHS Gardening Advisors will be on hand to help with any gardening queries, from wisteria pruning to planting solutions for a shady corner. 

The Potting Shed, hosted by Reg Moule, is also the ideal place to develop horticultural skills and build confidence in the garden.

Fabulous food and tempting trade stands 

A trade stand of cheesesFor those with an appetite for homegrown artisan food, the Food Hall will be home to an array of incredible treats and a host of experts giving demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre, including celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli.  

Plus, with hundreds of trade stands available, visitors can get their Christmas shopping in early, covering everything from regional food and drink to bespoke jewellery and flower and plant nurseries.

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