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:

Children's Competition

Tallest Sunflower  Claire McGoldrick Funniest Fruit or veg Ellen Lacoux
 Special Prize  Charlie White    
   Lucy Lacoux    
Drawing of Flowers Charlie White Posy of flowers Maya King

Adult Competition

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.