ORGANISERS of the Allendale Horticultural and Industrial Show couldn’t have picked a better weekend to hold the event.

But the weather wasn’t the only thing in fine form, with the main hall at Allendale Primary School full to capacity with outstanding entries across the board.

The bakery and craft classes were dominated by Gail Stephenson, whose entries saw her collect the trophies for the most points in both sections.

Meanwhile, in the flower section, the show saw its first ever tie.

The Percy Edgar trophy for the most points was shared by David Thirlwell and John Short, while David also won the H.B Fairlamb memorial trophy for best exhibit in the dahlia classes.

Robin Rutter was successful in the vegetable section, winning the Wilson Memorial Challenge Cup for most points in the vegetable section.

In the children’s section, Jessie Graham won the Janette Barnes Memorial Trophy for the best fruit creature with her watermelon turtle.

Charlotte Chan won the award for best junior exhibitor.

There was also a display of vintage cars and children’s games including face painting and balloon modelling, as well as a variety of food on offer for visitors.

The trophies were presented by Marion Foster, the producer and presenter of the BBC’s Garden Mania.

The flower and vegetable section’s chairman, John Short, said: “It went very well, the weather was so good.

“At the end of the day, it’s only as good as the support you get, which was excellent.”