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Giant vegetables to take over Kehelland near Camborne
2:30pm Monday 16th September 2013 in Cornwall
Saturday sees the return of 500lb pumpkins, yard-long carrots and colossal cabbages at the 17th Annual Giant Vegetable Competition and Show near Camborne.
Hosted by the Kehelland Trust, the show is the only one of its kind in Cornwall and seeing really is believing.
Events co-ordinator Sally Pyner said: “Size really is everything at this show. No marks are awarded for how beautiful any of the vegetables are, they just have to measure up.
“It will be interesting to see what impact a relatively ‘normal’ summer will have had on the growth of giant vegetables.”
The day runs from 11am until 4pm and entry costs 50p. Giant marrows with arrows will guide visitors from Treswithian roundabout.
Refreshments – including a selection of cakes on a vegetable theme – will be available throughout the day. Prize giving will be at 3.30pm.
As in previous years, the children of Kehelland Village School will be visiting the centre on Friday and making vegetable creatures for the competition.
But for the first time this year, they will also be enjoying a special harvest lunch prepared by Kehelland Trust’s own cook.
Inspired by Kehelland Trust’s successful summer camps – which were supported by Camborne Town Council – and by this term’s school topic ‘Celts and Romans’ the children will do some foraging on site and then cook bread dough on an open fire in true Celt style.
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