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Hurst Show and Country Fayre

Hurst Show and Country Fayre is a unique event held in Hurst, Berkshire, during two full days in June. Established 35 years ago, the 2016 show is over the weekend of June 25th and 26th.

Thousands visit the show every year. Visitors say they like the friendly and rural, non-commercial atmosphere. It is a true village show that takes its support from all members of the local community and gives back generous support to deserving causes within the village and the local area.

We are planning a spectacular weekend. Come both days so you don't miss any fun!

Good news for car buffs. The organisers are planning another fascinating two day Classic Car Show, following last year's success. They would welcome plenty of interesting cars. There will be a presentation each day to the owner of the car voted by the public as best vehicle.

Other attractions include the fun dog show, arena events, bar, BBQ, food fair, art show, craft and plant stalls. You can try bellringing in a scaled down church tower. Have your penalty shoot out skill tested with a speed gun.

Cheer on ferret racing and watch horse agility displays, birds of prey and country crafts people at work. Hear ex-guardsman Mark Lawrence describe how his dog Mya saved his life.

Children's attractions include farmyard animals corner, pony rides, bouncy castle, giant tugs of war and face painting.

Please note: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota C-47 due to do a flypast is unfortunately now unserviceable and cannot go to any more shows this season. We wish them well as they repair this wonderful, historic aeroplane. We have great memories of the Memorial Flight's Hawker Hurricane flypast last year

The Show has raised many thousands of pounds, mainly for local charities and other good causes. St Nicholas Primary School has always been the principal beneficiary. The show also stalwartly supports the local scout and guide movements, Wokingham Red Diamonds Sports for the disabled, St Nicholas Pre-School, and many other good causes.

Be an attraction at the show

If you have a skill/craft/trade that fits with the local/country feel of the show why not have a pitch there? Chat to visitors, display/demonstrate your skill and make some sales. Amongst others we have a potter, wood craft and a saddler. Who else would like to join us?

For more info or to sign up contact Suzy Turner

We're getting a lot of people contacting us about these.

Please note we already have catering and bar arrangements made and are unable to take on any more offers for these.

Sponsor us

We raised over £10k for local good causes last year due to the generosity of visitors and sponsors. Many levels of sponsorship are available to suit any budget, so please help us make a difference to the local community as well as giving thousands of visitors a great weekend.

Contact Gaby Hoekstra for details.

Help us

We are grateful to all those already planning and working for a truly great 2016 show. Show Chair Sue Payne says: "Many people have been part of the team for some years. We would welcome still more help. Joining the team is good fun and worthwhile. Please contact me."

 



Other news ...

What you thought of the 2015 Show:

“Great show”
Karen T (vistor)
“Such a great weekend. Thank you everyone who made it happen.”
Sarah B (exhibitor)
“The show was up to its usual high standard. I liked the two arenas being next to each other.”
Michael, Wokingham (visitor)
“I just wanted to say thank you once again for having me along and also to say how BRILLIANTLY organised everything was!”
Phoenix Cards for Breast Cancer (stallholder)
“It was lovely and so well organised. Well done to everyone involved! I would love to be part of it next year.”
Carozel Jewellery (stallholder)
“Thank you once again for a lovely show, really enjoyed it, look forward to next year.”
Norma's Cakes (stallholder)
“We would like to say a big thank you to and all the crew for his well organised everything was. There was an amazing amount for everyone to see and do.”
Aunty Em's Boutique (stallholder)
“Loads to see and do for all the family”
Hare Hatch Sheeplands (stallholder)
“A fun filled day for all the family”
Alexandrina Victoria (stallholder)
“Once again Hurst Show provided a super, family oriented event that the village can be proud of. We had great support from our visitors, our generous sponsors and hundreds of helpers.”
Sue P (committee member)

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