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THE NORTH SHOW & BATTLE OF FLOWERS

  • THE NORTH SHOW & BATTLE OF FLOWERS

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20-AUG-2014 to 21-AUG-2014

WED 20 & THU 21 AUGUST

At Saumarez Park, Route de Saumarez, Castel
Contact Gary Trimbe-Laine +44 (0) 1481 243040

Email: gmtl@cwgsy.net  website: www.guernseynorthshow.org.gg/about.html

The North Show is the final of the three summer shows and has lots of family entertainment, including all of the traditional agricultural, horticultural and craft categories.

Spend the day viewing the various exhibits in the cake and bake and flower and fruit tents, or if you prefer, visit the rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals. Guernsey cows and Golden Guernsey goats can also be seen.

The Battle of Flowers is held on the Thursday afternoon, when all spectators can take part in judging the floats. Entries compete to win the prestigious "Prix D'Honneur" award for the best mobile floral float.

Until the early 1960's the parade of floats culminated in an actual "battle" when the floats were stripped, and competitors and spectators alike bombarded each other with the flowers. This no longer happens and the floats now survive to take part in an illuminated parade in the evening, culminating in a firework display.