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Denshaw has had a thriving flower show in the village for over 40 years. It has moved over the years but is now firmly established in the village hall on the first Saturday in September. This year it will be Saturday 1st September.

It has been a central event in the village’s calendar and has received support and entries from all of the villages within Saddleworth and also beyond.
The numbers of entries has increased year on year with a variety of free to enter children’s
classes and general classes for young and adult alike. If you have never entered before, then have a look at the range of classes and we will be there to help you on the day.There is a class for everyone, from flowers, vegetables, baking, painting and home brewing. Check out the list and plan your entry now. If you are not in you cannot win, and at 50 pence per entry, plan multiple entries to maximise your chances.
With the addition last year of the Denshaw Scarecrow Competition, organisers brought the event out into the village. Gardens and pathways through the village were filled with 58 entries. Christina from the Junction Inn is once again co-ordinating the entries for the Scarecrow competition.
Scarecrows are to be staged by the 22nd of August so that everyone has time to see and judge your favourite.The competition is open to anyone so ask a friend for space in their garden or find a spot on the green for your entry.
Over the years, organisers have been able to support other local groups, including Christ Church Denshaw which put on a flower festival, the Christmas Lights Committee, and the Friarmere Cricket Club where they sponsored a new set of Whites for the league champion youth team.
Get your entries ready and they will be in the village hall from 9-12.30 to take your entries on the 1st September. If you have no entries, then you can simply come down for a Prosecco teas and view the exhibits from 3.15. This year, Councillor Pam Byrne will once again be on hand to award the prizes.
You can also follow them on facebook page (Den Shaw) for updates and early photographs of scarecrows, where you can vote for your favourite.And for the younger generation, don’t forget the Flowerpot man competition.
It all sounds like great fun so we look forward to seeing you there.

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