WHAT’S ON

FRUIT – FLOWERS – VEGETABLES – COOKERY

Mrs Ann Winfield, c/o 22 Sunhill Crescent, Alresford, SO24 9NJ. T: 01962 867596

Sponsored by Vale Farm Free Range Eggs

Organised by Hants. & Berks. Poultry Fanciers. Contact: Mrs K Roadnight Tel: 01962 771156
www.hantsandberkspoultry.org.uk

Entry forms from Chris Allen
Email:  [email protected]
M: 07836 373257

For an application form, please click here

Hants & Berks Ferret Club – www.hbferretclub.co.uk
Meon Valley Beekeeping Association – www.meonvalleybeekeepers.co.uk

Information & Timetables

Shuttlebus

A free shuttle service will run from outside Alresford Surgery and from the Bus Stop at Robertson Road, to the Showground from approximately 9.30am. Last bus leaves the showground at approximately 5.00pm

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on the showground but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clear up after your dog. Dogs are not allowed in the livestock tents due to animal welfare concerns.

Baby Changing

Baby changing facilities are available in the tent situated in the Farmyard Play Area.

First Aid

Collingwood Services Ltd. are on site covering all first aid requirements. They also have an ambulance providing paramedic cover. They are located near aisle C. (See showground map).

Grandstands

There are two viewing grandstands located around the Main Ring, and one on the Horse Rings. You DO NOT need a ticket. Please help yourself to a seat and enjoy the attractions.

Information & Lost Property

Information and Lost property information is available at the Secretary’s tent located towards the centre of aisle C facing the main ring.

Lost Children

Any lost children should be taken to the Secretary’s Tent where they will be supervised until they can be reunited with their parents/guardians.

Meeting Point

Please note it is not possible to give any public announcements over the public address system for lost adults!

Members Club

The Members tent is located at the side of the Main Ring. Members, guests sponsors and officials (shield and round badge holders) are welcome to enjoy the seating area, use the bar and purchase the buffet lunch laid on by a local company, Martha Hollis from Alresford. There are toilets at the rear of the tent for members own use.

Show Photographer

We are delighted to announce that LRG Photography have agreed to be our Official Show Photographer. Please contact them in advance should you wish a photo taken of a specific class.

Telephone: 01243 825905/07834 467987, email: [email protected] www.lrg-photography.co.uk

Programmes

Programmes will be on sale at entrance gates and from the Secretary’s or Members Tent.

Secretary’s Tent

For showground information, Society membership details, lost property, comments etc.

Shopmobility

Mobility scooters are located at the disabled parking area in the Members car park. (See showground map). These must be pre-booked with Basingstoke Shopmobility, telephone 01256 476066

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any tents or marquees on the showground.

Activities especially for children

Farming Fun Playground

All the fun of the farm for the youngsters to enjoy whist Mum and Dad supervise play from outside the playpen. Bales of straw to clamber on, pedal tractors to use, slides and a sandpit add up to a great way to let off steam for a few minutes.

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Come and see us !

Activities for all of the family

Alresford Ukulele Jam & Friends

The Alresford Ukulele Jam is Alresford’s own grown all male Ukulele group with girls in it…and occasionally instruments which are not Ukulele’s…Like any good jam it is a true mix up of musical genre’s ranging from traditional to modern, our songs take in everything from folk, modern pop, blues, country, dance, punk and jazz to rock – all are given the ukulele treatment with unique mash-ups, sing-a-longs and the ukulele “uke” box also forming part of the fun, lively set. If you like to see a small instrument truly thrashed this is the place for you!

Beagles, Hounds & Bloodhounds

This year all will parade in the Main Ring.
The Hampshire Hunt Hounds at 11.10am. The Southdowns Bloodhounds at 12.20pm. The Palmer Marlborough Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles at 13.10pm.

Birds of Prey, Owls & Falcons

Bees and Beekeeping

Come along to the bee tent and, courtesy of Meon Valley Beekeepers, learn how bees make honey, and the vital role they play in nature, assisting the reproduction of our plants and shrubs. Featuring a real bee hive, you can see close up bees turn the pollen they have collected into honey. And, of course, there will be many honey products for you to buy.

Fun Dog Show

There is always something for everyone in the Fun Dog Show, whether you are drawn to the happiest waggy tail or bowled over by the dog the judges would most like to take home. And who will win the dog that looks most like its handler? Everyone can enter, with classes for all family pets. Entries are from 11.00am with judging from 12.30pm.

Ferrets & Ferret Racing

Ferret racing is great entertainment and between races you can get up close and personal with the animals – you can even stroke and handle them, to prove that they really don’t bite! Thanks to the Hants and Berks Ferret Club for making this possible.

Horse Show Rings 1 – 3

The standard of competition is excellent in a wide variety of classes from junior jumping to retrained racehorses, with mountain & moorland and para classes to name but a few.

Horticulture Show

The Alresford and District Horticultural Society’s annual Show is always a major attraction with breath-taking displays of cut flowers and floral decorations, and magnificent vegetable and fruit exhibits from local amateur gardeners, all vying to be best in class. But the horticulture tent is about more than just flowers, plants and vegetables – there are also cookery, craft, needlework and photography competitions and exhibitions too – truly something for everyone and not to be missed.

Poultry Exhibition and Egg Show

The chicken and egg. Ever wondered which came first? Visit the poultry tent and all might be revealed! The Hants and Berks Poultry Fanciers will again be showing a wide range of poultry and ducks – some well-known and others less so. To complement the birds, there will be display a bewildering variety of eggs – in all colours, patterns, shapes and sizes.

Livestock Show

No Agricultural Show would be complete without its Livestock Show. Come and see some of the best cattle , sheep, pigs and goats in the region, all groomed to be at their absolute best to impress the judges. Here you will find some of the less well-known breeds and have the chance to enjoy the characters in the goat and pig exhibitions, as well as being able to touch the sheep to feel the differences in their coats. The culmination of the Livestock Show is the Grand Parade of champions in the Main Ring at 15.00pm. Please note – the livestock area will be closed to the public at 14.45pm to allow preparations for the Grand Parade.

Rural Crafts

Over 50 local exhibitors will be displaying their hand-made items, ranging from ceramics and jewellery to watercolour painting, and wood carving, and competing for the Best Exhibit trophy. There is sure to be something for everyone in the craft tent and all exhibitors will be offering items for sale – perhaps a keepsake to remind you of your visit to the Show?

Vintage Machinery

with this impressive display of vintage farm machinery. Enjoy wandering past yesteryear’s tractors, steam engines and other exhibits to see how the ancestors of today’s farmers tended the land and their livestock. And don’t miss the grand procession in the Main Ring.

W.I. Tent

As always, our local Women’s Institutes will be selling cups of tea or coffee, and cake. The Country Markets will be selling local homemade produce, cakes, preserves, crafts and plants. Come and chat, and find out more about the WI?

There are food, three public bars and ice cream outlets at various points around the showground. In addition a range of local produce is on sale in the Produce area and the WI offer tea, coffee and cakes.

Members catering and bar is located adjacent to the Main ring and is provided by Martha Hollis Event Catering, Alresford.  Tel:  07376 594562/07802 885802. Email:  [email protected] www.marthahollis.co.uk

Food

C.E. Evans & Son
www.ceevansandson.co.uk   T. 01962 732477
Handmade, award winning burgers, sausages. Tasty bacon baps & cheesy burgers

Coffee Nut
www.coffeenut.org   T.  07722 889805
Family run mobile coffee business serving locally roasted coffee, tea, smoothies and milkshakes

Bere Farm Ice Cream
www.beredairy.co.uk   T. 07811 385844
Artisan Ice Cream

Dylan’s Ice Cream
http://www.dylansicecream.co.uk
Traditional crafted ice cream in a variety of flavours

Fat Sam’s Ice Cream
http://www.fatsamsicecreams.co.uk   T. 07957 244670
High quality whippy ice creams & ice lollies

The Hatch/Forte Kitchen
www.fortekitchen.co.uk   T.07813 184821
Breakfast muffins made with Alresford Watercress, sourdough toasties

Go Loaded
Scrumptious loaded fries/nachos & tortilla boats with toppings

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Company
http://www.gourmetgrilledcheese.co.uk   T. 07543 768139
Grilled cheese sandwiches made with local award winning cheese, free range Hampshire meat and artisan sourdough bread.

Ladda Thai Cuisine
T.  01483 493018
Thai BBQ, satay sticks, egg fried noodles, pad thai noodles

Love Tea
T. 07780 545129
A vintage caravan serving tea & cakes

Matts Hog Roast
www.matt-hogroasts.co.uk  T. 07768 903464
Delicious hog roast in a bap served with apple sauce & stuffing.

Moon Roast
http://www.moonroast.co.uk  T. 01256 389996
Hand roasted coffee to go.  Take away coffees, flat white, latte espressos etc., traybakes & pastries along with retail bags of coffee

New Forest Tea Company
www.newforestteacompany.com
Serving own brand of teas, barista coffee, cakes and more

Nosebag
www.thenosebag.co.uk T. 07801 959223
Bacon, sausages, burgers, cake plus hot & cold drinks

Relish The Thought
www.relishthethought.square.site T. 07782 347192
Freshly filled baguettes, tea & coffee

S&K Leisure
Freshly made churros with various dipping sauces

Son of a Bun
www.sonofabun.uk
Saucy succulent fried chicken buns

Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes
T.  07889 788629
Hand cooked pancakes served with sweet or savoury fillings

The Food Vault/Couch Potato
Jacket potatoes with various hot and cold toppings

Warren’s Ice Cream Ltd.
www.warrensicecream.co.uk   T.  07912 257977
Freshly made hot donuts made to order along with hot & cold drinks

Woody’s Event Catering
www.woodyseventcatering.com   T.  02380 194761
Breakfast food, chips, burgers, hotdogs, hot & cold drinks

Drinks

Moo Mix
T. 07775 610768
Flavoured milk shakes

The Flower Pots Brewery
www.theflowerpots.co.uk  T. 01962 771735
Award winning cask ales brewed in small batches in or period barn in Cheriton

Raimes Sparkling
www.raimes.co.uk   T. 01962 732120
A thoroughly English mini bar

The Globe on the Lake
www.theglobealresford.com   T. 01962 733118
A general bar

Old Joes Cider
T. 02380 447918
Traditional west country cider to drink now and/or to take away

Winchester Bar Services
www.winchesterbarservices.co.uk

 

 

 


TimeEventLocation
All DayFarmyard Fun
All DayJuggling Jake
All DayBees & Beekeeping
All DayThe Vale Farm Free Range Eggs, Egg Display
All DayFerrets & Ferret Racing
All DayThe Charters Estate Agents Classic Car Display
All DayVintage Machinery Static Display
Throughout the dayShoeing Demonstration
10.00Side ProjectBandstand
11.10Parade of the Hampshire Hunt HoundsMain Ring
12.00The Cedar Veterinary Group Horseboarding DisplayMain Ring
12.00The Alresford Ukulele JamBandstand
12.20The KJ Smith Solicitors Parade of The Southdowns BloodhoundsMain Ring
13.10The Wallops Wood Parade of the Palmer Marlborough Clinkard Meon Valley BeaglesMain Ring
12.30The Cedar Veterinary Group Companion & Fun Dog ShowDog Ring
13.30The Rathbones Heavy Horse DisplayMain Ring
14.00Messy JessieBandstand
14.30The Trethowens Solicitors Horseboarding DisplayMain Ring
15.00The BCM Grand Parade of LivestockMain Ring
15.30Alresford BluesBandstand
15.45The Hartog Heavy Horse DisplayMain Ring
16.15The Sue & Tony Walden Vintage Machinery ParadeMain Ring
The Hunt Forest Group Modern Machinery ParadeMain Ring

subject to change