Harvest fun at Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, is back for a bountiful weekend, bursting with harvest fun, horticultural know-how and family entertainment, on September 29th and 30th 2018.

The popular family-friendly festival at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, celebrates the very best of the great British countryside and the autumn harvest.

This year there is a brand-new Autumn Potager Theatre, hosted by award-winning food writer and grower, Mark Diacono, who will host expert celebrity guests from the food and horticultural worlds. BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Carol Klein will share her wealth of knowledge and experience along with co-host Joe Swift. There will be cookery demonstrations, while gardening writer and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler will demonstrate how to make a variety of seasonal chutneys and pickles.

Another show feature is the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, returning to pit vegetable growers from across the nation against each other in dozens of different classes.

World-class nurseries will feature, in this the last major RHS Flower Show of the year, striving for a prestigious RHS Gold Medal. Visitors can also get ready for the change of season with Christine Robinson, former housekeeper of Chatsworth House, who will be sharing her top tips for Christmas feasting and decorating.

There is plenty for all the family to enjoy at the Autumn Malvern Show – children will be kept thoroughly entertained by activities such as craft workshops, wood turning and spoon carving. There will also be creatures great and small on show in the World of Animals, supported by Bredon School.

All things retro will be celebrated at the Vintage Village, including a vintage fairground, dancing vehicles and garden machinery.

The National Young Farmers’ Club Championships will take place in Wye Hall, welcoming over a hundred contestants to show off their skills in the world of cookery and floral art and of course there will be hundreds of trade stands offering unique shopping opportunities and a perfect chance to kick-start your Christmas shopping list.

Head of shows, at the Three Counties Showground, Diana Walton points out that the show returns for 2018 to champion the highlights of the season, from growing and harvesting, to cooking and spending time with the family: “We want to celebrate all of the wonders and quirks that our great British countryside offers,” she says. “We’ve made some exciting new changes to the layout, including the addition of a brand new Gardening Village, giving this year’s show a fresh feel and enhancing the visitor experience,” she added.

For more information on the show, or for tickets, please visit: www.malvernautumn.co.uk