Best Scotch Egg Competition

We are very pleased to announce our Best Scotch Egg Competition will return again for 2017 and is very kindly sponsored by The Anchor Inn in Seatown.  The competition is open to amateur chefs of all ages.  Entrants are asked to make two scotch eggs using a recipe of your choice.  The eggs should be presented on a paper plate and accompanied with a typed […] Continue Reading

Best Bridport Banger Competition

Whether sausage making is your hobby or part of your business this competition is for you!  Our competition is open to anyone who makes their own pork sausages and for 2017 entries will be judged by Hugh Judd and Mo Fisher from the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board – Pork.  Please click here to download an entry form. In the UK we love our sausages – in […] Continue Reading

2017 Flock Competition

Entries for our 2017 Flock Competition are now open!  Judging will take place week commencing 12th June 2017.  The judge for our small and medium sized flocks is still to be confirmed but we are pleased to welcome Clive Sage and Julian Cranton who will judge the large flocks.  Entry to the competition is free and is an opportunity for farmers to be […] Continue Reading

2017 Farm Competition

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s  Farms competition takes place annually to give local farmers a chance to gain recognition for their good husbandry and dedication to looking after the countryside. There are three categories – Small (up to 300 acres), Mixed Large and Large Dairy.  Each category is judged by a team of judges who assess the overall management of the […] Continue Reading

Battens Solicitors Limited Unaffiliated Show Jumping

We are delighted to announce that Battens Solicitors will once again be sponsoring our under 16’s show jumping at the Melplash Show again in 2017.  In order to compete at Melplash Show riders need to qualify at one of the regional shows throughout the year.  Not only will qualifiers win prizes at their qualifying show but they will also compete […] Continue Reading

2017 Hedgelaying & Ploughing match

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s Annual Hedgelaying and Ploughing match promotes and celebrates local agriculture and farming skills. This year our event will be held on Sunday 24th September 2017 in Chideock, near Bridport. There will be classes for hedglaying, vintage and commercial ploughing. Competition schedules will soon be available. Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the event for […] Continue Reading

2017 Garden Competition

With all this lovely weather now is the time to think about entering this year’s Melplash Agricultural Society’s garden competition.  The Society’s annual garden and allotment competition is the most prestigious amateur garden competition in the area.  It is a unique opportunity for local residents to be rewarded for their creative skills and passion for gardening.   The competition is open to everyone […] Continue Reading

Melplash Show on the BBC

Over the Summer in 2016 we took part in a new BBC series ‘The Farmers Country Showdown’.   The 15 episode BBC1 series features inspirational farming families showcasing their dedication and passion for their farms, animals and produce.  The series will be shown every week day from Monday 13th February, 15.45 on BBC1.  Our show along with some of our exhibitors will […] Continue Reading

New President for 2017

In January we held our Annual General Meeting and voted in our new President for 2017.  Incoming President, Ralph Newman takes over from Rebecca Knox.  Rebecca Knox welcomed Mr Newman saying, “I’m delighted to be handing over to Ralph.  I know he is going to be an enormous asset to the Society and is going to have a wonderful time.  I have […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Results 2016

The first on site competition at the 2016 Melplash Show was judged on Tuesday 23rd August at the Show Ground – The Live Lamb Pairs competition. The judge for the evening was John Studley from Hinton St George.  There were 39 pairs in total entered in the four categories: Continental Sired lightweight (under 75 kilos) and heavyweight (over 75 kilos),  Native Siredn lightweight (under 75 […] Continue Reading