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2nd August 2017

Foodies are in for a treat at The Romsey Show! 

Food aficionados are in for a treat with a souped up food offering at The Romsey Show this year.

The Show Society has brought all the catering in-house and has gone back to its roots as it celebrates The Show’s 175th anniversary, with a strong emphasis on artisan local producers.

Judith Long, chief steward of the Food Zone, said there will be something for all tastes and pockets at The Show on 9 September, hosted by the historic Broadlands Estate. She said: “We’re an agricultural show promoting and supporting British farming and producers so we felt that rather than contracting out the public catering again this year with the usual fast food on offer we’d oversee it ourselves to bring in more variety and quality. “People are much more aware these days about the provenance of their food, they want to know the story around it and meet the producers, which makes it so much more interesting.”

The Food Zone – two big marquees and a picnic area with live jazz band – goes from strength to strength with a wide number of treats on offer.

A flavour of the producers in the Food Zone is:

• Duncroft Preserves, with mother and daughter Judy and Jenny making gluten-free cakes, pies and bread.

• The Cold Pressed Oil Company, where rapeseed is grown on the farm, harvested and pressed, making mouthwatering products such as infused oil, sauces and dressings

• Award-winning Tatchbury Manor Farm, renowned for its pork pies, meat pies, quiches and sausage rolls, all from their home-reared pigs.

Some of the region’s top chefs will be sharing their skills in the cookery theatre – including Andy MacKenzie, Executive Chef of Lainston House Hotel at Sparsholt; Sylvain Gachot, who runs the chef’s academy at the Lainston House Hotel for the whole Exclusive Hotels Group and will be demonstrating his favourite recipes; James Golding, Chef Director of the Pig Hotels; and Tony Doyle, Head Chef at the Rockingham Arms, West Wellow.

There’s also a free Kids Kitchen run by Halterworth Primary School where youngsters can learn about where their food comes from and make smoothies and wraps to take away.

As well as the Food Zone, there are over 1,000 animals being shown, around 24,000 visitors and 500 retail stands at The Show.

Tickets are now on sale at last year’s prices from www.romseyshow.co.uk and local outlets.

 

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22nd June 2017

South’s largest one-day agricultural show celebrates 175 years

Saturday 9 September 2017

Heritage and history will form part of the spectacle as The Romsey Show hits a landmark 175 years.

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country, The Show started out in 1842 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and steam trains were in their heyday.

Based on the historic Broadlands estate, visitors will be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Crowd-pulling attractions will include over 1,000 livestock, heavy horse parades, the country’s best farriers, and more than 500 retail stands for those looking for a country-style shopping fix.

In line with the history theme, Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President and visitors can dive into the past thanks to hands-on activities with Wessex Archaeology.

Dr Harding said: “Rural community spirit marked the Neolithic Revolution in Britain, 6,500 years ago. I sense this spirit remains as strong in this, my Presidential year, as The Romsey Show reaches its land mark 175 year anniversary.”

The 175th celebrations will kick off with the big build when the parkland at Broadlands is transformed with marquees and rings ready for the big day on Saturday 9 September. New attractions for the anniversary year include the humorous Mole Show, a magnificent Falcon Village, the dog and duck show, and don’t miss the Sheep Show with some amazing dancing sheep!

Show Secretary Alexa Hobday said: “The Romsey Show started off in the Market Square all those years ago and we know from our archive that hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed a real celebration of the countryside over all these years.

“We stay true to our traditions by always providing the best entertainment, food and countryside day out but we also like to keep up to date and The Romsey Show this year has exciting new attractions for all the family.”

Tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices with under 11s free and they are available at www.romseyshow.co.uk from July.

 

With nearly three weeks until The Romsey Show, the celebrations are about to begin with members and non-members invited to a 175th anniversary evening.

To kick off the anniversary festivities, everyone’s invited to an evening of entertainment at a ‘picnic in a tent’ event at the Showground on Saturday, 2 September.

Purchase tickets from the Show Office - 01794 517 521

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With nearly three weeks until The Romsey Show, the celebrations are about to begin with members and non-members invited to a 175th anniversary evening. 

To kick off the anniversary festivities, everyone’s invited to an evening of entertainment at a ‘picnic in a tent’ event at the Showground on Saturday, 2 September. 

Purchase tickets from the Show Office - 01794 517 521 

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Horse & donkey entries are closing on 13th August - get your entries in quick! Entries after the closing date are double the fee price. We do accept late entries on the day, providing you have a horsebox pass to gain entry. You will need to enter at least one class before 1st September to receive a horsebox pass.

Last day for horse entries before fees go up! 

Enter online today www.romseyshow.co.uk

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Advance tickets are available online NOW!

Save some money and beat the queues on show day. Get your tickets in advance from our website: www.romseyshow.co.uk/the-show/buy-tickets/

We have plenty to see and do across the showground from our Countryside Area and Food Zone, livestock and horse classes, to our Beggars Fayre Performance Stage and Shopping & Craft marquees. Not forgetting hundreds of outdoor trade stands and activities for children... there is something for everyone!

We have new public catering outlets across the show ground this year, from Thai and Mexican to burgers and bacon rolls. We also have a gluten free catering unit and plenty of vegetarian options.

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Advance tickets are available online NOW! 

Save some money and beat the queues on show day. Get your  tickets in advance from our website: www.romseyshow.co.uk/the-show/buy-tickets/ 

We have plenty to see and do across the showground from our Countryside Area and Food Zone, livestock and horse classes, to our Beggars Fayre Performance Stage and Shopping & Craft marquees. Not forgetting hundreds of outdoor trade stands and activities for children... there is something for everyone!

We have new public catering outlets across the show ground this year, from Thai and Mexican to burgers and bacon rolls. We also have a gluten free catering unit and plenty of vegetarian options. 

We look forward to seeing you next month!

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Horse & donkey entries are closing on 13th August - get your entries in quick! Entries after the closing date are double the fee price.

We do accept late entries on the day, providing you have a horsebox pass to gain entry. You will need to enter at least one class before 1st September to receive a horsebox pass.
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Horse & donkey entries are closing on 13th August - get your entries in quick! Entries after the closing date are double the fee price. 

We do accept late entries on the day, providing you have a horsebox pass to gain entry. You will need to enter at least one class before 1st September to receive a horsebox pass.

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Sally McIntyrePity there isn't a World Breed class! 😢

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Heather LinfieldThere classes need a revamp before they loose too many competitors such a shame it used to be a prestigious show.

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Angela San GiorgioOh no Sally! Just loved that show and the venue! Sigh!

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Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

Foodies are in for a treat at The Romsey Show this year on Saturday 9th September. We have the region's top chefs demonstrating their favourite recipes, artisan local producers selling their wares, and a Kids Kitchen full of family activities.

Tickets on sale now at last year's prices from our Outlets and via the Show Office. For more information visit romseyshow.co.uk/the-show/buy-tickets/
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Foodies are in for a treat at The Romsey Show this year on Saturday 9th September. We have the regions top chefs demonstrating their favourite recipes, artisan local producers selling their wares, and a Kids Kitchen full of family activities. 

Tickets on sale now at last years prices from our Outlets and via the Show Office. For more information visit http://romseyshow.co.uk/the-show/buy-tickets/

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Rick's Deal of the Day is back by popular demand!! 50% off ADULT tickets to the Romsey Show at Broadlands on Saturday 9th September. Normal price £17.00, now £8.50. HURRY & BOOK NOW at wave105deals.co.uk !!

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Rachel GoatleyFiona Dark might be worth grabbing yourself a ticket at that price?!

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Calling all people with a passion for the countryside – we need YOU!

In our 175th year, we’re looking for more people to join our dedicated army of over 400 volunteers at The Romsey Show.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available to suit all interests and time commitments, in return for free entry to The Show.

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Calling all people with a passion for the countryside – we need YOU!

In our 175th year, we’re looking for more people to join our dedicated army of over 400 volunteers at The Romsey Show.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available to suit all interests and time commitments, in return for free entry to The Show. 

Contact us at info@romseyshow.co.uk for details.

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Andie HarrymanAudrey Chapelain voila une vache de race Limousin à la fête près de Southampton 👍🙌🏻

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We have a couple of (standard) spaces left in our Shopping & Craft Marquee for the show this year, Saturday 9th September.

3m x 2.4m pitches available in the marquee, with the option of electricity, chair and table hire.

The Show is open from 8am - 6pm and with 24,000 visitors on site, we are one of the largest one-day shows in the Country.

Tickets will go on sale from August, with children under 12 free of charge.

Visit our website for more details and to download an application form: romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/stand-locations/shopping-craft/
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We have a couple of (standard) spaces left in our Shopping & Craft Marquee for the show this year, Saturday 9th September.

3m x 2.4m pitches available in the marquee, with the option of electricity, chair and table hire. 

The Show is open from 8am - 6pm and with 24,000 visitors on site, we are one of the largest one-day shows in the Country. 

Tickets will go on sale from August, with children under 12 free of charge.

Visit our website for more details and to download an application form: http://romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/stand-locations/shopping-craft/

Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

On behalf of The Romsey Show, our Chairman, Penny Grabham abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower on Saturday morning, raising £320 for Wave 105 charity Cash for Kids!

Our Chairman reported back:

"I DID IT!!!! And you lovely people helped me raise £320! I had a fabulous personal support team Jeanette Kell, Alan and Judi Johnson, and my wonderful rock Graham Warren, oh and I nearly forgot, the infamous Romsey Show teddies!

It was the most amazing experience, 170m from top to bottom and the views were stunning. The weather was perfect. However, it wasn’t without incident! I was supplied with the requisite safety equipment, hooked up and given brief instructions, before leaving the safety of the birds nest platform. I waved at the camera with no hands when the leg strap on my right leg released! So, with increasing levels of alarm and the intervention of a friend before I was unceremoniously hauled back in! I knew I wasn’t going to fall but it was unbalancing and unnerving. The leg strap was reattached and the rest of the harness checked……..I just concentrated on breathing CALMLY! And out I went for my second attempt…..which actually went very smoothly…….thanking all things that can be trusted and relied on. Thank you everyone for the enormous cheer when I landed and sharing a one in a million experience with me. I can honestly say I would do it again."
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On behalf of The Romsey Show, our Chairman, Penny Grabham abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower on Saturday morning, raising £320 for Wave 105 charity Cash for Kids! 

Our Chairman reported back: 

I DID IT!!!! And you lovely people helped me raise £320!  I had a fabulous personal support team Jeanette Kell,  Alan and Judi Johnson, and my wonderful rock Graham Warren, oh and I nearly forgot, the infamous Romsey Show teddies!

It was the most amazing experience, 170m from top to bottom and the views were stunning. The weather was perfect.  However, it wasn’t without incident!  I was supplied with the requisite safety equipment, hooked up and given brief instructions, before leaving the safety of the birds nest platform.  I waved at the camera with no hands when the leg strap on my right leg released!  So, with increasing levels of alarm and the intervention of a friend before I was unceremoniously hauled back in! I knew I wasn’t going to fall but it was unbalancing and unnerving.  The leg strap was reattached and the rest of the harness checked……..I just concentrated on breathing CALMLY!   And out I went for my second attempt…..which actually went very smoothly…….thanking all things that can be trusted and relied on.  Thank you everyone for the enormous cheer when I landed and sharing a one in a million experience with me.  I can honestly say I would do it again.

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Wave 105Wow Penny Grabham, what a fantastic achievement - £320!!! Thank you so much for being brave, abseiling and raising money for #wave105 #cashforkids The money you raised will make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the south. #brave #portsmouth #charity 😀👏

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Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

We have some late space available on the showground, in the Horticulture tent and in our Shopping & Craft Marquee (standard spaces only, corners have gone!)

Download an application pack today: www.romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/

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We have some late space available on the showground, in the Horticulture tent and in our Shopping & Craft Marquee (standard spaces only, corners have gone!)

Download an application pack today: www.romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/ 

If you have any queries, please email the Show Office info@romseyshow.co.uk

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Thank you to everyone on our Committees who took part in our Annual Inter-Committee Croquet Afternoon last month.

Our Chairman said: "Sunday 25th June was the perfect day for such an occasion and were very fortunate to be joined by our President Dr Phil Harding. Everyone arrived at 12.30 with their delicious wares to add to the American style bring and share lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – once we’d remembered to cook the potatoes! Lunch was eaten on the lawn which also served as the spectator seating for the Croquet Knock-out Tournament that followed.

There was much competitive sport and a fair amount of cheating! All committees and posts were represented by not always the most logical person, but we covered all bases! Our Vice Chairman stepped in to represent the Entertainments Committee and in her own words said “Rather apt really, as I was the entertainment!”, she was a great sport and we all rolled with laughter as she disappeared yet again to retrieve her ball from the rough! Our President was a true sport and stepped on to the lawn where he entered into the spirit of the occasion and gave it a fair shot, but sadly was unsuccessful in his challenge.

We dined on strawberries and cream, and scrummy cake at Tea, washed down with a brew before reconvening for the final stage of the contest and the winner was Farm representative Steve Mitchell who was presented with our new cup for this event, which was kindly donated by Lyn Ebdon and Roger Ebdon.

Thank you everyone for a super afternoon, I know that all that were able to attend really enjoyed it!"
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Thank you to everyone on our Committees who took part in our Annual Inter-Committee Croquet Afternoon last month. 

Our Chairman said: Sunday 25th June was the perfect day for such an occasion and were very fortunate to be joined by our President Dr Phil Harding. Everyone arrived at 12.30 with their delicious wares to add to the American style bring and share lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – once we’d remembered to cook the potatoes!  Lunch was eaten on the lawn which also served as the spectator seating for the Croquet Knock-out Tournament that followed.

There was much competitive sport and a fair amount of cheating!  All committees and posts were represented by not always the most logical person, but we covered all bases!  Our Vice Chairman stepped in to represent the Entertainments Committee and in her own words said “Rather apt really, as I was the entertainment!”, she was a great sport and we all rolled with laughter as she disappeared yet again to retrieve her ball from the rough!  Our President was a true sport  and stepped on to the lawn where he entered into the spirit of the occasion and gave it a fair shot, but sadly was unsuccessful in his challenge.  

We dined on strawberries and cream, and scrummy cake at Tea,  washed down with a brew before reconvening for the final stage of the contest and the winner was Farm representative Steve Mitchell who was presented with our new cup for this event, which was kindly donated by Lyn Ebdon and Roger Ebdon.

Thank you everyone for a super afternoon, I know that all that were able to attend really enjoyed it!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Farm Walk earlier this week. A big thank you also to our wonderful hosts at South Lynch Farm, Hursley for a wonderful evening!
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Thank you to everyone who attended our Farm Walk earlier this week. A big thank you also to our wonderful hosts at South Lynch Farm, Hursley for a wonderful evening!

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Joining the Countryside Area this year!  #RomseyShow17

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