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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.

 

Join us and celebrate 175 years of the South’s largest one-day agricultural show!

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

We’re based on the historic Broadlands estate, where you’ll be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President.

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Join us and celebrate 175 years of the South’s largest one-day agricultural show!

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

We’re based on the historic Broadlands estate, where you’ll be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President.

http://romseyshow.co.uk/news/

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Gillian RallsWe'll be there 😁

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William GrabhamWish I could be there.

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Susan BurkeI'll be there. 😎

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Kristina GlasperMe as well ,x😂

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Antony HurleJason Ralph Jamie White look who's coming to Romsey Show! I wonder what part of the dinosaur he'll be looking for

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Kristina GlasperHi Uncle William Grabham perhaps next year ,2018 xx, that would be fab 😁😀😚😚

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Sonia GeorgeI will be coming over from australia to visit the show. Cant wait

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John PendleMissed it last year wil going this year 👍

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Gemma MaughanAre the schedules available?

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Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

It's always exciting to welcome new traders to the show each year. This year we will be welcoming...

Emska Home - selling unique and handpicked Scandinavian homewares, sheepskins and accessories. All handpicked by Emma Hill, interior stylist.

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Patio and Terrace, a family business selling fun and quirky garden ornaments to make you smile. Ideal gift ware for that person "who has everything!"
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Its always exciting to welcome new traders to the show each year. This year we will be welcoming...

Emska Home - selling unique and handpicked Scandinavian homewares, sheepskins and accessories. All handpicked by Emma Hill, interior stylist.

And... 

Patio and Terrace, a family business selling fun and quirky garden ornaments to make you smile. Ideal gift ware for that person who has everything!

Visit Hampshire's Countryside stand on show day and discover more opportunities to access & enjoy the countryside in Hampshire.

Run by Hampshire County Council, the Countryside Service manages 87 sites totalling over 4000 hectares. There are a wide range of landscapes, from hills to heaths, forest and down-land, rivers and streams, water meadows and woodland...all for you to explore.

Take a look at their Facebook for more beautiful photos and information.
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Visit Hampshires Countryside stand on show day and discover more opportunities to access & enjoy the countryside in Hampshire. 

Run by Hampshire County Council, the Countryside Service manages 87 sites totalling over 4000 hectares. There are a wide range of landscapes, from hills to heaths, forest and down-land, rivers and streams, water meadows and woodland...all for you to explore.

Take a look at their Facebook for more beautiful photos and information.

We are having some work done on our phone/broadband lines today and tomorrow.

We apologise in advance if you are unable to contact the Show Office during this work. Thank you for your patience.
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A big shout out & THANK YOU to Happy Hot Tubs for sponsoring one of our main ring events again this year!

Great supporters of the show, Happy Hot Tubs will also be on the showground with their hot tubs. They are a local, family owned and award winning retailer of Endless Pool
Fitness Systems, Hot Spring and Free Flow Spas, with over 36 years in the hot tub industry.
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A big shout out & THANK YOU to Happy Hot Tubs for sponsoring one of our main ring events again this year!

Great supporters of the show, Happy Hot Tubs will also be on the showground with their hot tubs. They are a local, family owned and award winning retailer of Endless Pool 
Fitness Systems, Hot Spring and Free Flow Spas, with over 36 years in the hot tub industry.

Tiggys Place are new to Romsey Show and will be here in September selling a range of natural feeds, toys, treats and accessories for dogs, cats and small animals. They also donate 30% of NET profits to charity.

Tiggys Place believe that furry companions hold a special place in our hearts and deserve the best - "because they're family".

Visitors with dogs - did you know we hold a family dog show in the countryside ring on show day? Enter your dog by the ring on the day.
Dogs are welcome to the show providing they are kept on a short lead. There are restrictions to certain areas including the Cattle Tent.
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Tiggys Place are new to Romsey Show and will be here in September selling a range of natural feeds, toys, treats and accessories for dogs, cats and small animals. They also donate 30% of NET profits to charity. 

Tiggys Place believe that furry companions hold a special place in our hearts and deserve the best - because theyre family. 

Visitors with dogs - did you know we hold a family dog show in the countryside ring on show day? Enter your dog by the ring on the day. 
Dogs are welcome to the show providing they are kept on a short lead. There are restrictions to certain areas including the Cattle Tent.

Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

We are thrilled to announce that South Wilts Falconry will be bringing their Falcon Village to the show this year.

They will be situated within our Countryside Area, with flying displays in the Countryside Ring. We look forward to welcoming Toby & his team to the show for the first time on Saturday 9th September.

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We are thrilled to announce that South Wilts Falconry will be bringing their Falcon Village to the show this year. 

They will be situated within our Countryside Area, with flying displays in the Countryside Ring. We look forward to welcoming Toby & his team to the show for the first time on Saturday 9th September. 

#RomseyShow2017

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Thank you to all of our exhibitors that have sent in their applications this week.

We are pleased to be welcoming some additional catering concessions to the showground in September including:

- Into Coffee, selling a range of high quality drinks, cakes and pastries with over 10 years experience in the coffee business.

- UK Bratwurst Company with their authentic award winning German sausages cooked over local lumpwood charcoal.

- Bush Farm Catering, who have been in our Food Zone for many years and for the first time this year, they will also be in one of our Food Courts out on the showground, selling locally farmed Bison & Elk Venison hot food.

We are also delighted to announce that local artisan brewery Downton Brewery will be in our Food Zone, with their unique Land Rover bar.

If anyone has any suggestions for food or drink concessions they would like to see at the show, we would love to hear from you! Please email info@romseyshow.co.uk or comment below with your suggestions.

For those of you who wish to do some shopping for your pets, we have also confirmed Armchair Dogs, selling a range of toys, treats, collars & more!

2 Start Training will also be back for another year - promoting their training for careers in the Transport & Logistics Industry.

If you would like to join our exhibitors, have a look at our website for more information: romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/

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Thank you to all of our exhibitors that have sent in their applications this week.

We are pleased to be welcoming some additional catering concessions to the showground in September including:

- Into Coffee, selling a range of high quality drinks, cakes and pastries with over 10 years experience in the coffee business.

- UK Bratwurst Company with their authentic award winning German sausages cooked over local lumpwood charcoal.

- Bush Farm Catering, who have been in our Food Zone for many years and for the first time this year, they will also be in one of our Food Courts out on the showground, selling locally farmed Bison & Elk Venison hot food. 

We are also delighted to announce that local artisan brewery Downton Brewery will be in our Food Zone, with their unique Land Rover bar. 

If anyone has any suggestions for food or drink concessions they would like to see at the show, we would love to hear from you! Please email info@romseyshow.co.uk or comment below with your suggestions. 

For those of you who wish to do some shopping for your pets, we have also confirmed Armchair Dogs, selling a range of  toys, treats, collars & more! 

 2 Start Training will also be back for another year - promoting their  training for careers in the Transport & Logistics Industry. 

If you would like to join our exhibitors, have a look at our website for more information: http://romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/ 

#RomseyShow2017

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Armchair DogsHappy to be back! Fingers crossed for better weather this year!

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Janine PerryYay xx

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Laura MorganMo Jones - fame 😛

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Callum Alexander SmilesThe posh working class 😂

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A throwback today to our 2016 show and some of our wonderful exhibitors, who bring their livestock for everyone to see in the ring.
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A throwback today to our 2016 show and some of our wonderful exhibitors, who bring their livestock for everyone to see in the ring.

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