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EVENT: [May 12, 2018] Nottinghamshire County Show (Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent)

Discussion in 'Shows & Events' started by News, Feb 27, 2018.

Nottinghamshire County Show
Start Date: May 12, 2018 10:00 AM
End Date: May 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Location:
Newark Showground
Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent
Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent

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    Experience a fabulous family day out this Spring at Nottinghamshire County Show. With plenty going on inside and out, on show will be the best cattle, sheep, goats and pigs alongside superb equine events, including majestic ‘heavies’ and first-class showjumping. Meet your favourite farmyard animals, gun dogs and birds of prey. Children will particularly enjoy the antics of the animals in the Countryside Area as well as the return of the popular Giant Tortoises. Featuring as the main attraction is the famous Atkinson Action Horses who have recently appeared in the TV series, Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders, there are many other spectacular displays to entertain and inform visitors.

    There will be plenty of music, lots of fun, a tasty Food Experience area, and plenty of opportunity to do some shopping for crafts, gifts and clothing, many items on sale will not be available in the high street stores. And when it’s time for a bite to eat or a reviving cuppa, take a seat and enjoy delicious refreshments at one of the ample refreshment outlets. See www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com for further details and Membership information.

    Date:12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018

    Address:Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

    Tel:01636 705796

    Email:show@newarkshowground.com

    Price:See website
     
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    SUNSHINE, SMILES AND SPITFIRES AT THIS YEAR’S NOTTS COUNTY SHOW

    SUNSHINE and smiles filled Newark Showground last weekend for the 135th Nottinghamshire County Show.

    Heavy horses, record livestock entries and world-class show jumping were just a few of the highlights over the weekend which delighted the 16,000-strong attendees at the popular family event on 12 and 13 May.

    The prestigious county show saw a range of exciting attractions and displays in the Main Ring on both days, including adrenaline racing stunts performed by Atkinson Action Horses, Lawnmower Racing hosted by Nottinghamshire Young Farmers Club and Derek Tindall’s magnificent birds of prey display.

    Visitors were also delighted by an RAF special flyover on both days of the Show. Engines roared as the crowd looked to the sky to see a Hurricane fly over the Showground on Saturday lunch time, followed by a Mark IX Spitfire on Sunday.

    George Taylor, show manager for the Nottinghamshire County Show, said: “This year’s Show has been absolutely brilliant, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! It’s been great to see so many families enjoying themselves and having fun, which is what it is all about.

    “We focus heavily on making sure that there is something that everyone will enjoy – if you are six or sixty – we want to make it a day to remember!"

    Una-Marie Palin, show administration manager, added: “In order to ensure that animals and agriculture remain at the heart of the show, we changed the layout of our livestock this year, meaning that farm animals were on display at every entrance to the Showground. Visitors were able to view and interact with a range of animals at several sites and we received a collection of positive feedback from the changes, which we are extremely pleased about.

    “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s show such a big success, including the whole Showground team, exhibitors, visitors, volunteers, supporters and sponsors – it would not be possible without everyone’s input!”

    This year saw a host of demonstrations from food producers and industry experts in the Food Experience Area, showing off their skills to make healthy vegetable-based dishes and teaching children how to make soup and mini burgers.

    Youngsters were seen queuing up to meet Froojamaflip - an 8ft stilted character, made up of 25 different fruit and vegetables – as he strolled around the Food Experience and Countryside areas with his gardening companion Fred who engaged with children on the importance of healthy eating.

    Rory Dennis, visitor to the show on Sunday, said: “We’ve had so much fun at the Show, there is such a variety of things to see and do, we didn’t know where to start! As we have a two-year-old boy, the tractors were the highlight as well as the animals, the Sheep Show and the giant tortoises!

    “The Food Experience area was really interesting too and we even came away with a bag full of fresh fruit and veg! This was our first year at the Show and I’m sure we’ll be coming back next year.”

    More than 140 local producers, traders, and food specialists attended the Show ranging from gin to chocolate, to handmade crafts, art work and floral displays.

    The Show saw a record number of livestock entries, including 163 pig entries, 374 sheep entries and 212 goat entries.

    The 2019 show will be held on 11 & 12 May. For more information visit www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com or call 01636 705796. Follow @NottsCountyShow #NCS18 for updates.
     

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