About the Show
Welcome to the Hanbury Countryside Show
The 70th Annual Hanbury Countryside Show will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017, on the showground just off the B4090 at Hanbury, Hollowfields Road, B96 6RD.
Hanbury Show is a traditional one day agricultural Show which takes place on the first Saturday in July. The Show consists of a main arena, which in 2017 will welcome the extremely popular Kanagroo Kids, as well as featuring the open mounted fancy dress, dog displays and historical vehicles. There is also a large horse show consisting of affiliated and non-affiliated classes, the event encompasses a broad range of equestrian disaplines from dressage to British Show Jumping. There are also sheep, cattle and poultry classes. The Midlands Heavy Horse Association will once again be holding their annual club show in conjunction with the Hanbury Show this will provide a great spectacle of gentle giants.
There will be a large shopping area, which includes craft, retail and food marquees as well as many outdoor stands. The Horticultural Marquee is a delight for the senses, the marquee houses classes for Home Baking, Produce, Floral Art, Preserves and Handicrafts, as well as classes for children. The Children’s entertainment will include pets’ corner, fairground rides and face painting plus much more.
There will Gun Dog demonstration courtesy of the Pirton Gun Dog Team alongside a Fun Dog Show which promises to be highly entertaining.
Hanbury Countryside Show is one of three shows within the neighbouring villages of Hanbury, Inkberrow (www.inkberrowshow.co.uk) and Feckenham. Held on 3 successive week-ends in mid-summer, this density of traditional one day “post & rope” local shows is hard to find in Britain today and indicates the strength of community and long standing traditions surviving in this corner of Worcestershire. Holding to the vision of the founder members, the show has involved the local community from the outset and only survives from the support of people from all walks of life willing to sacrifice their time to serve the show.
The boundaries between town and country are becoming less distinct, and although the population of the parish has remained relatively constant since the early 19th Century, the majority of the residents now commute to the local towns and cities. To accommodate this demographic change the original intent of holding a local event has now expanded to promote all aspects of rural living, crafts and industries and to foster the relationship between rural and urban communities.
The rural landscape is evolving and there is an increasing uptake in leisure and working lifestyles based in and around communities such as Hanbury. The resurgence in conservation and an increasing demand for products and foodstuffs produced within the locality or region has created a springboard for the show to expand and provide an opportunity for business and local organisations to showcase their products and services.
The primary elements of the Show are listed below:
The Hanbury Countryside Show is a member of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO).
The Hanbury Countryside Show chosen charity 2017 is the Midlands Air Ambulance.
The Hanbury Countryside Show is based on strong charitable principles. The Charitable Objectives listed in our Articles are listed below:
1. To promote and encourage agriculture, horticulture, conservation, forestry and industry for the public benefit (in particular but not exclusively in the counties of Worcestershire and Warwickshire) and to improve and advance them in all their branches and in all trades, crafts and professions with them in an exclusively charitable manner, and
2. To advance education in connection with agriculture, horticulture, conservation, forestry and rural and traditional crafts and activities.