A Great Family Day Out
The day is packed full of events and activities, including Double Harness Scurry Driving, Terrier & Ferret Racing, plus live music from the Plonkers and the Gillingham Imperial Silver Band. Celebrity farmer Johnny Ball with the NFU ‘Lets Talk Farming’ roadshow will be the main attraction in the Education Area. Now take a look some of the other events:
- Heavy Horses
- Scurry Driving
- Cookery Theatre
- Live Music
- Real Ale Bar
- Birds of Prey
- Working Dogs
- KC Dog Show
- Light & Heavy Trade Classes
- Show Jumping
- Homecrafts with NEW Honey Competition
- Food Halls, Picnic Areas, Hog Roasts
PLUS Over 500 Trade Stands
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show – A thank you from the organiser
This summer has been has been one of the wettest on record so in July we held a meeting to decide if after all the wet weather it would be possible to hold the Show. Based on reports that the ‘Jet Stream’ had at last moved back onto its traditional summer track and that August was predicated to be hot and dry, we agreed to go ahead and hold the Show. Little did we know that on Showday more than ¾ of an inch of rain would fall in five hours and that our car parks would become quagmires. But despite that the great British spirit came up trumps, excellent animal entries, almost 500 trade stands and a good crowd made it a successful day.
On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to express our most sincere thanks to all the exhibitors, traders, stewards and visitors who braved the elements to be part of our Show this year. Most of the competitive classes went ahead as planned but trying to read the results from rain sodden records is proving a bit difficult.
We now have to get the Showground cleared up, ruts levelled and ground repaired for the Dog Agility Show on 8th September and Wessex Heavy Horse Show on 23rd September. We look forward to seeing you all on August 21st 2013.