Strong competition in the tents at this year's North Show
ISLANDERS enjoyed the first day of the final big summer show of the year today [Wednesday].
The North Show, the last of the three summer agricultural and horticultural shows, follows the West and South Shows and got underway today with plenty both inside and outside the tents to see and do.
The show runs for two days each year, the Wednesday and Thursday of the final full week of August and is run by the Northern Agricultural and Horticultural Society.
It is held at Saumarez Park.
As well as providing a fun day out for families and friends, no matter what the age, there is a healthy competitive spirit to the show with a number of class categories which this year included: agricultural, horticultural, fur and feather, dairy produce, preserves, wine and baking, craft, the children's section, private gardens and the most anticipated of all, the Battle of Flowers.
The first day sees the results of the tent competitions before the Battle of Flowers competition gets underway tomorrow [Thursday] and as the picture gallery above will show, northern islanders certainly went all out with their entries and spreads of tasty cakes, original crafts and a range of home grown produce were displayed.
For those wishing to visit the show, ticket prices for Wednesday are £6 for adults, £4 for OAPs and juniors aged five to 15, and free for children under five. Thursday prices are £8 for adults, £5 for OAPs and juniors aged five to 15, and free for children under five.