Welcome to Theale Show!

How to make a Competition entry in Theale Show 2022 !

Each exhibitor must complete a separate Entry Form. This can be found in the centre of this Schedule, or it can be downloaded from www.thealeshow.com.  You can enter in one of three ways:

 By Post

  • Send your entry to The Show Secretary, c/o Cathy Butterworth, Bennetts Cottage, Latcham, Wedmore, BS28 4SD enclosing:
    • An entry form from this Schedule fully completed and the appropriate fees calculated
    • A cheque made payable to Theale Flower Show for the total amount of the entries
    • To be received no later than first post on Tuesday 30th August 2022
  • Collect your Entry Confirmation & Entry labels from the Christ Church on the morning of the Show

 In Person

  • Entries can be taken to Theale Village Hall on the following days and times
    • Wednesday 31st August 2022, 7.00pm to 9:00pm
    • Thursday 1st September 2022, 7.00pm to 9:00pm
  • Please bring a fully completed entry form and appropriate fees.


  • Online entries may be made from 1 August 2022 on thealeshow.com.
  • You can pay your online entry fees on the Show Day to the Show Secretary or deputy in Christ Church.
  • Collect your labels from the Christ Church on the morning of the Show

 No entry form or online entry will be accepted after 9pm on Thursday 1st September

  • Each exhibitor may enter only one exhibit per class
  • Children must only enter in the classes which relate to their age group on 1 September 2022. Only their age can be shown on the entry, no name.
  • Entry money is not refundable
  • For guidance on flower and vegetable exhibits, you may find it useful to consult the RHS handbook

The Boring Bit!  - Competition Rules

  1. All exhibits must be staged in the Show areas between 8.30am and 10:30am on the Show Day. The Show areas will be closed at 10:30am precisely and no further exhibits will be accepted whilst judging takes place.  The Show areas will re-opened at 2.30pm.
  2. All exhibits must be the work of the Exhibitor and must not have been entered in previous Theale Flower Shows.
  3. Children’s exhibits must be arranged by their own hands and must be marked to show the exhibitor’s age only – no name.
  4. The Committee reserves the right to cancel any class. Entries may be refused at the sole discretion of the Show Secretary.
  5. Each exhibit must be clearly marked with its Entry Number using the marker supplied by the Show Secretary. No other distinguishing mark may be used, except for Children’s Classes, where the age may be shown.  Wines and preserves should be labelled to show the variety.
  6. No person except Show Officials will be allowed in the Show areas whilst judging takes place.
  7. The Theale Flower Show Committee shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits howsoever caused during the Show Day or at any time thereafter.
  8. No exhibits or prize cards may be removed until after the Cups have been presented at 5.30p.m. Perpetual Challenge Cups (held for one season only) will be awarded to individuals with the highest number of points.  In the event of a tie, awards will be made with due reference to the value of prizes obtained.
  9. The Judge’s decisions are final.
  10. Any complaint must be made in writing to the Show Secretary before 4:00pm on the Show Day.
  11. All Cups awarded in the previous year are to be returned to the Secretary at least 2 weeks before the Show or as requested by the Show Secretary.
  12. All Prizes are paid out immediately following the presentation of Cups on Show Day. The Committee reserves the right to return prize monies to Show funds not claimed on Show Day.
  13. All accounts and expenses are to be settled with the Treasurer no later than 31st October following the Show Day.
  14. For the purposes of the Show and those cups to be awarded to exhibitors residing in the Parish of Theale, this area includes the villages of Panborough, Mudgley, Bagley, Latcham, Newtown, and both sides of Blakeway Road.
  15. Cash Prizes are awarded for each place in a class and are subject to Judge’s sole discretion:
    1. 1st place = £2.00
    2. 2nd Place = £1.00
    3. 3rd place = 50p
  1. Competition cups are awarded for certain Classes (see inside back page of this Schedule)
  2. Maximum entry fees charged to any one entrant for Adult Classes is £12