The Westbury on Trym Village (WOTVS) show is held in the Village Hall (Eastfield Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 4AG) at the start of September every year. It is a well supported, local event with entry classes covering garden produce, baking, hobbies and crafts.
There are special classes for children and we encourage anyone who hasn’t entered before to give it a try. Over 100 people enter every year and over 600 adults come along to look at the displays, enjoy the entertainment, buy from the stalls and consume the food on sale.
Entry on the day is just £1, children are free and you get a half price ticket if you enter any item to be judged.
Entry Classes are contained in a free schedule distributed around the village from Easter and on this website.
Progress on Planning for 2023 as at 26 July
All our stall space has now been allocated to an interesting variety of local groups.
The 42nd Westbury on Trym Village Show will once again be show-casing the interests and talents of local people at the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd September. Doors will be open to members of the public at 11a.m. and we are pleased to announce that the show will be opened at 11.15 a.m. by Darren Jones MP. The presentation of trophies will be at 4.30p.m.
The theme of this year’s show will be ‘Harvest Time’.
The Hall will be full of impressive displays of fruit, vegetables, flowers, cookery, art, crafts and photography. Once again, SusWoT (Sustainable Westbury on Trym) is sponsoring a video class. People are invited to submit a clip lasting up to ninety seconds, on the theme of ‘Harvest’.
As always, there will be classes for children and young people, including cookery, art, craft, colouring, handwriting, gardening and photography. This year there will be a new prize for children’s flower arranging entitled ‘The Patricia Smith Award for Children Having Fun with Flowers’ which will be sponsored by the Henleaze Flower Arranging Club. The schedules contain further details of all the classes plus lots of ideas for creative minds and keeping children entertained during the summer holidays!
There will be a wide variety of stalls and games delicious food on offer and the Marshfield Band will add to the traditional atmosphere of the event.
Mindful of this year’s theme, we are delighted to be linked with Family Food Action, which is a non-political community-based charity. The Ardagh on Horfield Common acts as a collecting hub that works with five partner organisations who provide meals and distribute donations to families in the North Bristol area. There will be a stall where there will be information about the charity’s vital work and, should visitors so wish, make donations of items or cash.
FFA would particularly appreciate donations of:
- Tea, coffee, long life milk, juices and squash
- Tinned foods, sweet and savoury snacks, biscuits, dried fruit
- Toiletries : Soap. Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary products
- Baby items: nappies, wipes, baby food.
(Unfortunately, they are unable to accept fresh food, dairy products, homemade products or baby formula).
Look out for Posters, Flyers and our Printed Schedule which are in various locations around WoT Village.
The Schedule is free thanks to our sponsors who advertise in the Schedule. It gives full details of the Classes, an entry form and more details about the show.
Some areas where you could help :
- Bake and Donate a cake for the refreshments
- Donate a Raffle Prize
- Help set up the tables and the tents and break it down after the show
- Guide our Contributors to help set up their entries on the Friday evening.
- New Committee members are also welcome. We meet once a month over cups of tea to plan the show and we are a friendly bunch.
Updated by the Webmaster 31 July 2023