Dore Show

Dore Show 2018

The Dore Show 2018 will be held on Saturday 8th September in the Old School, the Methodist Church Hall and on the village green. 

The charity we will be supporting this year is the Rowan School, which is located in Dore. 

Admission to the show is just £1 and children under 16 come in for free.

We open with the brass band and this year we are delighted to have our own local choir, Shine, join us to keep the music going. Entertainment for all ages can be found both in the Old School yard and on the Village Green, with fun for the younger children in the form of Barney Maloney, a balloon lady and, of course, face painting. 

Refreshments will be available in the Methodist Church Hall where you can also enjoy viewing the handy work and craft of the talented residents of Dore.

As in previous years there are plenty of opportunities to enter exhibits and compete for prizes, with 70 categories available. Information about these categories and how to submit entries are in the documents below. All of these documents can be printed so that you can arrive at the Show with your entry forms already completed.

There will be a raffle with tickets being sold in the Old School and around the events. The prizes will be on show in the Old School Hall.

The auction will begin at 4.40 after entry to the exhibition closes. The money raised from the auction will go to this year’s charity the Rowan School, which is located in Dore.

Please note that registration commences at 8:45am and finishes at 10:30 am. 
The exhibitions close at 4:30pm and the auction commences shortly afterwards at 4:40pm. 
Exhibits in the Methodist Church Hall may be removed between 5pm and 6pm. 
Exhibits in the Old School may not be removed before the auction is finished. This is usually at about 5:15 pm and must be removed by 6:30pm. 

Class List:PDFWord
How To Enter & Show Rules:PDFWord
Entry Form:PDFWord
Timetable & Message from Dore Show ChairPDFWord

Cups will be awarded to the winning entries in each section and cash prizes to the winners of each category within each section: 1st prize £5, 2nd prize £3, 3rd prize £1. 

The Founders Cup will be awarded for the outstanding exhibit of the show. 
If you have any suggestions about the format or content of the Show, or you would like to help with the organisation and planning for next year (or with activities on the day), please send an email to

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