The Show was re-introduced in 2010 after a gap of several years. Its aim was not only to raise some money for St Peters church restoration but also to provide a fun event for the people of Castle Carrock – adults and children. It’s an informal event for amateur growers, bakers and craftspeople. The school was involved, with all children invited to create a scarecrow from a wooden spoon. These were shown on the village green. We had a ‘men only’ Victoria sponge cake class – which had the biggest number of entries.
2011 saw some changes to the schedule. The men only sponge cake class remained, there was a Lego class for children and there was a class for ladies only to decorate a chocolate cake. Two classes were sponsored by national companies; a home baked loaf, sponsored by Carrs Milling and a fruit cake, sponsored by Whitworths.
The competitor gaining the most points will win the Margaret Forster Memorial Plate, a silver plate to be held for one year, kindly donated in 1982 by a local farming family.
2012 was the 30th birthday of the introduction of a Village Show in Castle Carrock.