Is your strawberry jam a family treasure? Does your lemon drizzle reduce people to tears? Are your floral arrangements a cut above the rest? Then our Flower & Fodder Show is the perfect platform for you to demonstrate your prowess.

Our competitive classes are a celebration of flowers, food and most definitely a large dollop of imagination – and you don’t need to be a masterchef or professional flower-arranger to enter. Held in the beautiful basement (accessed at the front of the House), we are delighted to have Fortnum & Mason sponsoring the Preserve Cup and putting the winning preserve into production at its historic piccadilly store. The show is curated by the acclaimed production designer Michael Howells and Rose Prince, award-winning food writer and author, and put together by festival co-director and Flower + Fodder programmer Lucy Hyslop.

Enter our competitive classes here by midnight on the 16th July. You’ll need a Friday or weekend ticket to enter.

We have a glut of wonderful cups and super prizes:

  • Fortnum & Mason is once again sponsoring the The Fortnum & Mason Port Eliot Festival Preserve Cup 2017 (an engraved silver jam pot and spoon) and will produce the prize-winning preserve at the historic store;
  • Plus, a bespoke hamper featuring Fortnum’s most famous products; and 10 signed copies of the Fortnum & Mason Cook Book by Tom Parker Bowles;
  • A ‘Fish Kitchen to Share’ dinner for two at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac (excluding drinks).
  • A magnum of POLPO-branded Prosecco;
  • A voucher for tea or coffee and cake for two at Violet Bakery in the Orangery during the Port Eliot Festival either July 29 or 30, 2017;
  • a spot in Cornwall’s Oyster Academy Level 1 Ostrellier™ Award course (the equivalent of a sommelier course for the oyster industry) with a market value of £150;
  • 6 signed copies of Dan Pearson’s new Faber book, Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden;
  • a signed copy of Jason Goodwin’s Yashim Cooks Istanbul, shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers’ Award for First Book and a signed copy of Alex Hely-Hutchinson’s 26 Grains cookbook;
  • 3 signed copies of Ed Smith’s book On the Side;
  • A plethora of floral, food and children’s books from Pavilion Books: the National Trust Book of Scones by Sarah Clelland; Bee’s Adventures in Cake Decorating by Bee Berrie; Florence Kennedy’s Flowers for Everyday; Mae + Harvey’s No Ordinary Juice Book; SowHow – a Modern Guide ro grow-your-own veg by Paul Matson and Lucy Anna Scott; and Lynn Roberts’ Sleeping Beauty;
  • 12 cups which include The Judge’s Cup, The Lord St Germans Cup for the Best Cake, The Lady St Germans Cup…(These are to be held for a year, before returning please to Port Eliot);
  • One bottle of Regal Rogue Vermouth.