Welcome to The Romsey Show, one of the oldest and largest one day shows in England where town and country meet on the second Saturday in September every year. The following pages are packed full with information to excite and entice you to this year’s Show – take a virtual tour of the show to see just what to expect and keep your eyes peeled on the countdown counter at the top right hand corner of the screen.
ROMSEY SHOW – SOMETHING NEW FOR EVERYONE
The Romsey Show, on Saturday 10th September 2016, is one of the largest, 24,000 visitors, and oldest, 174 years, one-day agricultural, horse and country shows in the south and west. With tradition we also welcome the new …
FORESTRY – this year’s theme, celebrating all things from the wood and forest with:
- A Logging and mobile saw-pit display and demonstration,
- Chainsaw carving competition,
- Charcoal burner,
- Adams Axemen displays,
- Working saw benches including steam-powered and
- A display of vintage forestry equipment.
100 years of Motorised Transport – represented by over 40 vehicles (cars, motorbikes and commercials) on display near the main entrance and in the President’s Ring Pageant.
New this year, a Performance Stage, organised by the Romsey Beggars Fair. Acts to be announced.
Horses and Donkeys – new classes include an Adult Rider class, including a prize for the oldest combined rider-and horse; Gypsy cob in hand; the Hampshire In-hand Championship with qualifiers coming from other shows in the area; and Pet Donkey.
Cattle and Sheep classes are now consistent with ages across all breeds. The Fur-and-Feather are now welcoming the Cage birds into the new shared marquee.
Floral Art has joined marquees with Horticulture, now making a wonderful tent full of all things gardening, floral and artistic.
The show, on Saturday 10th September in Romsey, is always looking to the future and for the new while celebrating its agricultural, equine and countryside past. Come along and join us – BEAT THE SHOWDAY QUEUES, BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE and GET UP TO 15% DISCOUNT ON SHOWDAY PRICES
Set in the beautiful historic parkland of The Broadlands Estate, we pride ourselves on giving you an action packed show which will capture the imagination of the whole family with thrilling displays, county standard livestock, equine and poultry competitions, Countryside Area, “have-a-go” experiences, live music, street entertainment and fabulous local produce outlets to give you just a flavour of what’s in store. The three large entertainment arenas have a tight schedule lined up with many traditional favourites and attention grabbing new displays.
We will be bringing you a wide selection of exhibition stands, hundreds of trade stands, picnic area, band stand, Rural Industries Marquee, a fabulous Shopping Marquee, horticultural opportunities, glorious floral displays, jazz music, terrier racing, our marvelous Food Zone filled with local delights and our ever popular family dog show.
Delve within the following pages of our all new website and take a good look at all we have to offer. The Society isn’t just about Show day, it continues its work throughout the year organising a variety of charitable events and social entertainment for our Members (including Farm Walk, social gatherings and exclusive opportunities), why not join us as a member and enjoy all that makes The Romsey Show what it is, throughout the whole year.
Meanwhile, we very much look forward to be welcoming you to the ever popular Romsey Show on the second Saturday in September