Badminton Horse Trials
Devon County Show
South of England Agricultural Society Show
The Royal Three Counties Show
Great Yorkshire Show
Royal Welsh Show
The Game Fair
Chatsworth Country Fair
Blenheim Horse Trials
Royal Berkshire Show
May 3rd - 7th
May 18th - 20th
June 8th - 10th
June 16th - 18th
July 11th - 13th
July 24th - 27th
July 28th - 30th
Sep 1st - 3rd
Sept 13th - 17th
Sept 16th - 17th
220,000
95,000
120,000
93,000
135,000
237,500
???
95,000
65,000
90,000
 
 
Badminton Horse Trials   
 
May 3rd - 7th 2017
Badminton Horse Trials Office, Badminton, Avon GL9 1DF
Telephone: 01454 218272   Fax: 01454 218596
Website: www.badminton-horse.co.uk
We say:
220k gate. Ultimate horse event. Lots of upmarket Mums and Daughters. Quiet the first 2 days but grid-locked the last two. World-wide audience on TV. Own radio station. Waiting list for this one, so call now.
Directions:
Just of the M4 near Swindon J18. Head north and follow signs. We are by the village entrance, you can see us from the entrance, look for red banner on the roof. Follow the one way system and come to the back of the marquee and use the track way laid at huge cost….do not go to the front of the marquee. We must leave that as virgin grass for the show
Passes:
No pre-show tickets ask for Festival of Food. Car parks as per colour of ticket, exhibitor carpark at rear of marquee. Restocking either early first thing before 8.30am or evening after 8pm. Caravans let me know, separate park and first come first serve.

NOTE: Thursday and Friday can be relatively quiet but on Saturday some 100k people and their dogs arrive and you get gridlock on the site. Arrive early that day and be prepared to leave after 7.30pm. We open most days 9am except Saturday at 8am…we stay open as long as we trade…. Latest 7pm if the weather is good.
 
 
South of England Agricultural Society Show
 
June 8th - 10th 2017
South of England Showground, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Tel: 01444 892700   Fax: 01444 892888
Website: www.seas.org.uk
We say:
West Sussex, nice people, horsey show but quality about. A show we enjoy. Sales can be very good. As usual with agricultural shows the gate reflects the population from about 50 miles around, these customers have money to spend. No hot food sales.
Directions:
South of London on the M25 take M23 to Gatwick. Off at Junction 10 to Crawley. Take Cropthorne Way to East Grinstead, turn right onto B2028 to Turners Hill. Follow signs to Ardingly. Take Exhibitors entrance, follow right around outside of showground, through security and then straight ahead to top of showground, corner of Main Street and 19th Avenue, by Main Flower Hall
Passes:
Must use special pre-show, just ask for the Festival of Food (NOT FOODHALL). Carparks as colour of ticket. Restocking by 8.30am and after 6pm. Opening 8.30am to 6 or 7pm depending on trading. Very restricted space arrange your own caravan space. From day before the show £50 deposit system in force, cash or cheque.
 
 
The Royal Three Counties Show
 
June 16th - 18th 2017
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NW
Tel: 01684 584900   Fax: 01684 564910
Website: www.threecounties.co.uk
We say:
Lost it's way after foot and mouth but now getting better all the time as the song says. Malvern/ Gloucester/ Hereford …middle England audience. The Sunday pulls M5 Birmingham people on a day out.
Directions:
From East head for Worcester and then Malvern. Signposted from North and South on M5. Showground is about halfway along the Malvern Hills at Junct B4208 and B4209. Go to the Yellow Gate and ask for Festival of Food, not Foodhall. Couple of blocks in and one down.
Passes:
No special pre-show, just ask for Festival of Food, not foodhall. Carparks as colour of ticket. Restocking before 8.30am and after 6pm. Expect to be open from 8.30am.
 
 
Great Yorkshire Show
 
July 11th - 13th 2017
The Great Yorkshire Showground, Hookstone Oval, Harrogate, Yorks. HG2 8PW
Tel: 01423 561536 / 01423 531112
Website: www.greatyorkshireshow.com
We say:
Pulls people from across the M62. Great event and a favourite. Quality and pleasant people. Plenty of disposable income. Slightly older audience but lots of ABC1’s. Concession fee for hot food sales 15%.
Directions:
North of Leeds, head into Harrogate off A1 via Wetherby. Past Sainsbury on outskirts to lights and turn left, Hookstone Oval on left in 100yds. . Go to main entrance, head down to Avenue E by Grandstand and main Ring. Nowhere for vans and vehicles so please arrange direct with show caravans etc. Starts early open as soon as possible after 8am and open until 8pm. Fantastically busy with huge crowds. Stand number 611. No vehicles behind the marquee at all. There is no space.
Passes:
No preshow and a breath of fresh air after the Royal Bureacracy.
 
 
Royal Welsh Show
 
July 24th - 27th 2017
The Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY
Telephone: 01982 554402 Fax: 01982 553563
Website: www.rwas.co.uk
We say:
The largest agricultural show in the UK. 236k people . An institution. If you want to real a Welsh audience this is the show for you. A proud audience and rightly so. Sales enormous if the price is right. Astonishing numbers, it can help if you can speak Welsh a bit although far from essential.
Directions:
Either up the valleys through Abergavenny, Brecon, Hay and Builth or M5 Worcester, Hereford, Builth on the A44. Follow signs from 20 miles away. Go to main exhibitors entrance and turn right. FOF is at the bottom of avenue B by Gate A. Note: there are 236k Welsh crammed into a valley for 5 days so it goes a bit silly. Roads get gridlocked etc, leave plenty of time, expect delays.
Passes:
Opening 8am to 7pm plus. Deposit £20 to get deliveries in. Get there early the day before it's incredibly crowded. DO NOT GO INTO BUILTH IN THE EVENINGS.
 
 
The Game Fair
 
July 28th - 30th 2017
Hatfield House, Herts. AL9 5HX
Tel: 01707 287000
Hatfield House, Herts Website: www.thegamefair.org
We say:
Upmarket event and expensive to do but it's been growing each year and is now the largest of it's kind in the UK. Hunting shooting and fishing crowd. 80% of the land is still owned by 10% of the people and that 10% go to this show.
Directions:
Hatfield House is 21 miles from Central London, 7 miles North of the M25 motorway (junction 23) and 2 miles East of the A1(M) (junction 4). Exit the A1(M) at junction 4 (after the Hatfield Tunnel if travelling from the South) and follow the brown leisure signs for Hatfield House via the A414 and A1000. For Sat Nav please use AL9 5HX.
Passes:
Event info coming soon.
 
 
Blenheim Horse Trials
 
Sept 13th - 17th 2017
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS
Tel: 01993 813335
Website: www.blenheim-horse.co.uk
We say:
Up market event which has been running for 21 years. Similar audience to that of Badminton Horse Trials. Quiet first day but builds for the weekend. We are the Foodhall at this show. Parking for chilled vehicles behind the marquee, remainder exhibitor parking nearby. Currently no food for consumption on the day allowed.
Directions:
8 miles from Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road. Blenheim is 12 miles from junction 9 of the M40, follow signs.
Passes:
2 exhibitor passes per stand plus 1 vehicle...pre-show passes. Marquee open from 8.30am until 6pm although we are right by the entrance/exit so may need to stay open as people leave the show to go back to the car parks.
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Chatsworth Country Fair
 
Sep 1st - 3rd 2017
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP
Telephone: 01328 830367    Fax: 01328 830780
Website: www.chatsworth-house.co.uk/events/countryfair.htm
We say:
Very similar to Badminton audience. Quality and slightly older with money to spend. Really nice people from as far as Leeds to Manchester. Very busy and everyone sells out. Waiting list for this one so call now.
Directions:
Follow signs of M1 North J29. No vehicles behind FOF unless arranged. Plenty of space nearby for caravans etc. Find us by Rural Crafts. Open 8.30 to around 7pm. Expect a very busy show.
Passes:
Just ask for Festival of Food, not Foodhall.



 
 
Royal Berkshire Show
 
Sept 16th - 17th 2017
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Chieveley, Newbury, RG16 8PZ
Telephone: 01635 247111   Fax: 01635 247227
Website: www.newburyshow.co.uk/the_county_show/countyshow.htm
We say:
Just outside Newbury on M4/A34 junction. Very busy and quality Home Counties audience. Waiting list for this one. Concession fee for hot food sales £100.
Directions:
At cross roads of M4 and Newbury A34. Follow signs from either road. Enter show at main entrance and go right across the show to Avenue F and turn left. you will see us on the right.
Passes:
No preshow, ask for Festival of Food, not Foodhall. Restocking by 8.15am. Opening 8.30 to 6pm.



 
 
Devon County Show
 
May 18th - 20th 2017
Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
Telephone: 01392 446000
Fax: 01392 444808
Website: www.devoncountyshow.co.uk
We say:
Its a real County Show. You want to meet people who live and work in Devon this is for you. In the last 4 years the new management have brought heart and real life back to the show. Their website says it all.
Directions:
Westpoint is just 3 minutes from Junction 30 of the M5 on the A3052
Passes:
2 are issued per stand with preshow and vehicle carparks. No caravans by the marquee.




 
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