New Trophy for Antrim’s Horticulture & Home Industries Section

New Trophy for Antrim’s Horticulture & Home Industries Section


The Horticulture and Home Industries section of Randox Antrim Show recently hosted a gathering for its volunteers and sponsors in Kells.

This year, this section of the Show has been presented with the Jim McKay Trophy, a brand-new trophy for the best exhibitor in the vegetable section.

The late Jim McKay from Larne, was a steward and exhibitor in the Horticultural section of the Show for many years. He bought the trophy before Christmas but sadly passed away very suddenly in March 2019.

About Jim, David Crawford, a director of Antrim Agricultural Society said, “Jim was a gentleman, who enjoyed encouraging young people and new gardeners to exhibit at Shows.  We will really miss his help and cheerful banter.”

There are a few new classes to look out for in the baking section of the Show’s schedule this year as well as a new YFC Craft class to make a ‘Kitchen Memo Board’.

David added; “The home industries and horticulture section has already seen good interest in the Women’s Institute Team competition that this year’s theme is A Country Picnic.

“Don’t forget to also enter our Gardener of the Year Competition, Top Vase Competition (Flowers), and Top Tray Competition (Vegetables).”

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