Womens Institute | New Forest Show

The Womens Institute have been supporting and exhibiting the New Forest Show ever since it was established in 1920, attending every Show. Visitors will enjoy admiring the fantastic entries into the variety of different classes. It’s Carnival Time for the 2019 WI Tent, a theme which will be evident among the class types.

Any Hampshire members of WI Groups who would like to enter their homemade wares or crafts in the competitions at the Show should take a look at the varied classes available. Please download the schedule, complete and return the application form to the address contained within to get involved in this lively and enthusiastic part of the Show.

Congratulations to the WI Tent who were very worthy winners of the President’s Cup at the 2018 Show.

This year the competitions in the New Forest Show WI Tent are drawn together by the theme: ‘Carnival Time’… And we are showing others just what we girls can do !!! The class titles reflect this : ‘Girls can … Shop’ – to make a fabric bag; ‘Girls Can … Celebrate’ – a photograph taken at a WI event, and ‘Girls Can … Give’ – the charity class to knit or crochet an ‘Octopus’ for Preemies (premature Babies), plus several other classes. The Committee Cup this year, where the public chooses the winner instead of the WI Tent judges, is ‘Girls Can … Remember’ – to portray four specific events during the 100 years that HCFWI is celebrating: 1918 – 2018 in four squares on a board. The Craft Cooperative Cup gives great scope for the imagination – ‘Girls Can … Inspire’ – three different craft items portraying a woman who has inspired the WI members. There will also be different demonstrations each day and a table for children to be creative! We hope to welcome many of you this year and that you enjoy looking over the wonderful creations of our many talented WI members. To find out more information about Hampshire WI, visit their website

To find out more information about Hampshire WI, visit their website

WI tent at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show