We just moved into Portishead and last weekend it was the Flower show 2009. We were very pleased to see that it is truly a comunity in bloom and it was more than a flower show: there were local produce (from veggies, fruits, cider, eggs, art, paintings, photo and catering competition)
lots of charity shops were present selling items and selling tickets for a lottery.
Avon representatives had a stand with discounted products :)
and outside there was plenty of entertainment for the whole family: from trained eagles (from Central America... where I am from), trained dogs, music and folkloric dancing
It was a beautiful day and well worth to learn about Somerset traditions!