Where: Egton Bridge, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
What is it?
The annual Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show is the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country. It was first established in 1800 and is hosted by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society.
Gardeners enter their biggest gooseberries into one of four classes; red gooseberries, yellow ones, green ones 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. Will this year produce a record breaker?
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