Where: St Hedda’s School, Egton Bridge, North Yorkshire YO21 1UX
£: Free entry
What is it?
The oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, Egton Gooseberry Show was established in 1800. This year the show takes place on 6th August.
Gardeners enter their biggest gooseberries into one of four classes: red gooseberries, yellow ones, greens and white ones. The heaviest gooseberry is determined by an apothecary scale, measured in drams and grains. Past record winners have weighed in at 33 drams; that’s the size of a golf ball, but in 2009 a new record was set at 35 drams exactly.
Show some respect to this much side-lined fruit and help keep this tradition going, by popping along to see the array of berries on display.
More info: www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk