The 2017 Abernyte Festival was held on Saturday the 10th September 2017 and saw the residents and friends of Abernyte come together in a wonderful event, organised by the Abernyte Community Interest Company and held in the Abernyte Playing Field. The sun shone and we were treated to stalls with books and plants for sale along with wonderful jams and chutneys made from local produce. There was competitions for an array of superb flowers and vegetables grown locally along with children's competitions which also produced some outstanding entries. The local Young Farmers ran a novel balloon filled tractor competition.
The full list of prize winners:
|Tallest Sunflower||Claire McGoldrick||Funniest Fruit or veg||Ellen Lacoux|
|Special Prize||Charlie White|
|Drawing of Flowers||Charlie White||Posy of flowers||Maya King|
|3 Onions||Gordon Nicoll||6 Potatoes||Bryan Harrison|
|Salad Items||Marianne White||3 Squash||Gordon Nicoll|
|Posy of Herbs||Elizabeth Harrison||6 Sweet peas||Norma Nicoll|
|3 Dahlias||Norma Nicoll||Cottage garden flowers||Elizabeth Harrison|
|10 Soft Fruit||Bryan Harrison||4 Stone Fruit||Kate Hole|
|Humerous Veg||Liz White||Best in Show||Gordon Nicoll|
Live music was provided by local musicians and refreshments by the Abernyte Brewery. Congratulations are due to all involved in the staging and running of the event which made £1688 to be used for projects in Abernyte and a donation to Medecine Sans Frontiers.