About the Show
Welcome to the Hanbury Countryside Show
The 77th annual Hanbury Countryside Show will be held on Saturday 6th July 2024, on the showground just off the B4090 at Hanbury, Hollowfields Road, B96 6RD.
With so much to fit in one day, the main arena is a great place to start. With exciting acts and displays inculding the spectacular livestock parade and farming in action procession, there will be something for all ages and interests.
There is a large and well supported horse show (affiliated and non-affiliated classes), encompassing a broad range of equestrian disciplines from dressage to British Show Jumping.
In the livestock village, there's an opportunity to meet lots of friendly animals in 'The Farmyard' while watching the professionalism of the handlers showing their pigs, sheep, cattle, goat and poultry.
Browse the large shopping area, which includes a great range of stands selling food, drink, crafts and retail. The Children’s entertainment will include fairground rides plus much more.
Alongside the popular Fun Dog Show, the Fortiscorde Gun Dog Team run a scurry for your four legged friend to try out.
The Hanbury Countryside Show is one of three shows within the neighbouring villages of Hanbury, Inkberrow (www.inkberrowshow.co.uk) and Feckenham (www.feckenhamhorseshow.com). 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:
Hanbury Countryside Show is a member of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO)
Hanbury Countryside Show is a member of One Worcestershire
Hanbury Countryside Show has received funding from the UK Government Levelling Up Fund
Hanbury Countryside Show chosen charity 2023 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.