The Romsey Show 2021 – Cancelled
Once again and following the recent decision made by Government to postpone lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions on 21st June, the Trustees of The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society have had to make the sad and extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s Romsey Show, which was due to take place on 11th September. As a Registered Charity and with only two paid members of staff, we rely heavily on volunteers to hold our annual show, which costs in excess of £242,000. Over the past few months, we have been planning a ‘different look’ Romsey Show to take into account limitations due to Covid-19. However, along with the postponement of restrictions lifting, it has become apparent that many traders have decided not to exhibit this year due to stock issues, staff on Furlough and the uncertainty of visitor numbers. Add that to no Covid event insurance, no livestock competitions, no main ring entertainment and no guarantee of visitor numbers, all whilst the costs of putting on the Show remain the same if not greater, means that not only is it not financially viable, the Show would be nothing like the Romsey Show our visitors have come to know and love. Therefore, our Trustees have made the decision to take a longer-term view in order to protect our financial position and secure the Show for generations to come.
Our Trustees and Show Secretary are extremely disappointed to be in this position for the second year running and wish to thank our traders, sponsors, contractors and members who have shown their commitment this year, we truly appreciate your support, and we will be in touch as soon as possible regarding the next steps of cancellation. Please do bear with us, we will contact you individually.
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COUNTDOWN TO 10th SEP 2022