It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Blackpool for our second NAFAS Festive Flower & Food Show taking place at the Winter Gardens between the 9th and 11th November 2017.

Following the great success of our visit in 2015 we are delighted to be returning to a wonderful, unique and thrilling venue. The show promises to be full of design inspiration, retail therapy opportunities, demonstrations both ower and food and of course over 300 individual competitive designs.

Designer of the Year competition returns, with new themes and in a new area. The Talks Theatre moves into the Empress Ballroom providing interesting, entertaining sessions and a few surprises. We also have two special events outside of show hours, a Floral Catwalk Show and a Floral Dinner. As before all details, information and excitement will be announced here on our show website on a regular basis.

We hope that you enjoy the schedule and it will inspire you to return to Blackpool. Wishing you luck with your competition entry and we look forward to seeing your wonderful work.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you to the Festive Flower & Food Show at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, you may need to bring more than one umbrella!

All classes in this Schedule are to be regarded as exhibits.

Class schedule below. To download a PDF of this schedule to read offline, click here.

Class 1
INCLEMENT WEATHER
class-1-inclement-weather
To include an open umbrella.
Space allowed:
120cm diameter, height optional.
Staged on a base, 120cm diameter,
1.2cm thick, painted dove blue.
Viewed and judged all round.
Open to any two members affiliated to NAFAS.
Class 2
FESTIVE CANDELABRA
Open Class
To include a handmade candelabra.

Space allowed:
width 50cm, depth 50cm, height optional.
Staged on an individual plinth 30cm square,
height 90cm, painted silver.
The plinth may not be moved.
Viewed and judged all round.
Class 3
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
class-3-happy-holidaysCraft class
A picture/plaque

Space allowed,
width 42cm, depth 10cm, height 29cm.
To be hung on a black display wall.
Hook provided 150cm from the floor.
Competitor to attach a loop
for hanging on the reverse.
May be brought in or posted ready
assembled, to be staged by the
Competitions Team or Competitor.

Class 4
BY THE WINTER FIRESIDE
class-4-by-the-winter-firesideCraft class
A free standing fire screen.

Space allowed:
75cm width, depth 12cm, height 50cm
Staged on open tabling 75cm
from the floor, covered in black fabric.
To be brought in ready assembled
and staged by the Competitions Team
or Competitor. To be viewed all round
but judged from front.

Class 5
UNDER THE TREE
class-5-under-the-treeJunior Craft Class 8-12 years
A decorated box

Space allowed:
width 40cm, depth 40cm, height 40cm.

Staged on open tabling 75cm from floor covered
in black fabric.
Viewed and judged from the front.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled,
and staged by the Competitions Team.
Open only to Juniors affiliated to NAFAS


Class 6
TIME TO PARTY
class-6-time-to-party
Junior Craft Class 13-17 years
A wrist corsage, suitable to be worn to a prom party.

Space allowed:
width 11cm, depth 18.5cm, height optional.

To be staged on a black bangle stand,
further details on acceptance.
To be judged from the front.
To be brought in or posted ready assembled,
and staged by the Competitions Team.
Open only to Juniors affiliated to NAFAS

Class 7
SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

class-7-spirit-of-the-seasonPedestal Class

Space allowed:
width 120cm, depth 120cm, height 200cm.
Staged on a base painted grey width 120cm,
depth 120cm, 6cm thick.
Staged against a grey fabric background.
No Pre-done work is permitted in this class.
Viewed and judged from the front.


Class 8
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
class-8-vintage-christmasSpace allowed: width 65cm, depth 65cm,
height from the top of the cube 65cm.
Staged on a solid cube, width 65cm, depth 65cm, height 65cm, painted red.
No floor placements allowed.
To be viewed and judged all round

Class 9
SWEPT FROM THE SEA
class-9-swept-from-the-seaSpace allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm, height 100cm.
Staged on tabling width 97cm, depth 75cm,
70cm from the floor.
Background height from the top of the tabling
130cm. Tabling and background coloured grey.

Class 10
GLORIOUS GALES
class-10-glorious-galesSpace allowed: 91cm diameter,
height optional.
Staged on a circular base 91cm diameter,
10cm thick, painted grey.
Viewed and judged all around.

Class 11
HORN OF RICHNESS
class-11-horn-of-richnessSpace allowed:
width 95cm, depth 75cm, height 75cm.
Staged on open tabling 75cm from the floor
draped in a grey fabric.
Viewed all round but judged from the front.

Class 12
PLANTAHOLIC
class-12-plantaholicPlants and Flowers Class
Space allowed: width 90cm, depth 90cm,
height optional.
Staging is a wooden box, width 75cm, depth
75cm, height 50cm with rim edge depth 25cm,
painted grey. Further details on acceptance.
Viewed and judged all round.
Class 13
SHOWSTOPPER
class-13-showstopperPalisade Class
Space allowed:
width 60cm, depth 75cm, height 100cm
Staged on tabling, 75cm from the floor, Background and tabling covered in grey fabric.

Class 14
AMUSE BOUCHE
class-14-amuse-bouchePetite Class
Space allowed:
25cm diameter, height optional.
Staged on circular open tables 100cm
from the oor, draped in white fabric.
Viewed all round but judged from the front.

Class 15
SKEWERED
class-15-skeweredSpace allowed:
50cm diameter, height 180cm.
Staging a metal pole, 2cm diameter,
on a metal base 50cm diameter and
1cm thick, painted black.
Viewed and judged all round.
Class 16
MY FESTIVE DOOR
class-16-my-festive-doorTo incorporate a door.
Space allowed:
width 100 cm, depth 90cm, height unlimited.
Staging 4 Panel Knotty Pine Internal
Unglazed Door, (H)1981mm (W)762mm
(B & Q Product code:03164624)
Door will be provided to the competitor,
details on acceptance.
Staged on pale grey carpet.
Viewed and judged all round.

Class 17
WATCH THIS SPACE
class-17-watch-this-spaceSemi-imposed class.
Space allowed: width 97cm,
depth 75cm height 130cm.
Staged on tabling 70cm from floor.
Staging and background colour grey.
Further Details on acceptance.
There is a £10 fee for this class.

Class 18
HEAVENLY DELIGHTS
class-18-heavenly-delightsSpace allowed:
width 100cm, depth 100cm
height unlimited
Staged on a base, width 100cm, depth
100cm, 2.4cm thick, painted gold.
Viewed and judged all round.

Class 19
FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY
class-19-from-the-pages-of-historyClub Class
Space allowed: 120cm diameter,
height 120cm from the top of the table.
Staged on a circular table,105cm
diameter, 75cm from the oor.
No floor placements. Exhibitor to provide own covering.
Viewed and judged all round.
Only open to clubs and colleges af liated to NAFAS.
A maximum of 2 people is allowed.