The countdown has begun!

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society have begun the countdown to The Royal County of Berkshire Show taking place on 17th and 18th September 2016.

This year sees the return of the very popular White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team in the main arena. Recognised as the oldest, most accomplished and well-known display team in the world, there will be a mixture of unique feats of balance, skill and coordination and high impact speed cross over riders as well as hair-raising fire and car jumps.

Another main arena attraction this year is the Scurry Driving Championships, the formula 1 of equine! Horse and carriages skilfully steer around multiple obstacles that make it fast, furious and exciting viewing.

Elsewhere across the 150-acre showground, visitors can amble down to the new £1m livestock building, which will house over 400 cattle and was designed to enhance facilities for competitors as well as improve the viewing experience for visitors.

Also new for 2016 is our Food and Farming zone, which will be celebrating British Farming with a number of fun and interesting hands-on activities for all the family.

Many of the show’s favourites will be returning:

  • The Food Tent: housing a variety of delectable treats and accompaniments
  • Arts and Crafts: unusual gift ideas that can’t be found on the high street.
  • Sports Zone: a thrill-seeking area for kids to take part in obstacle courses, simulator rides as well as skiing, football and mini-digger adventures.
  • Miller’s Ark Animals: the ever popular mini petting area for kids
  • Equestrian line-up: a horse-lovers paradise!
  • 4x4 driving course

The Royal County of Berkshire Show never forgets its agricultural origins, and attracts the best livestock from across the UK. Owners appreciate the show as the friendly end-of-season event and entries are already underway for the many livestock classes.

‘Plans are well underway for this year’s show, and the showground is filling up quickly with a vast array of tradestands, proving there is definitely something for everybody! Explains Laura Priestley-Cooper, Show Manager.

‘We are particularly excited to see our new permanent cattle building in action at this year’s show and will once again be looking forward to welcoming some of Britain’s finest cattle and livestock breeds competing. A lot of hard work is going into our new Food and Farming zone, which will showcase the best of British food and farming. Supporting British farming is more vital than ever and at the forefront of what we do, we hope to raise awareness of this through our new features, activities and demonstrations.’


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