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Far Forest Society Countryside Show
12th and 13th August 2017
We are working hard on another great weekend of countryside entertainment for 2017.
In 2016 we held our second 2-day show, building on the successful 2015
show. We made changes to our main attraction in the Main Arena which
brought a wider demographic to the showground and we aim to do the same again,
building on successes to attract more visitors and more traders.
Many of our visitors are interested in attractions that reflect the
fact that we are a countryside show. So we have a significant number of animal
exhibits where people can interact with farm birds, sheep, pigs, and
horses among others, as well as more exotic creatures such as alpacas and
traditional country pursuits such as falconry. The hardware of living in the
country is always a feature with our ever popular tractor rides and exhibits
that show off farm machinery including classic tractors and stationary engines.
The Sunday Dog Show run by, and in aid of, Forest Dog Rescue, is
always a huge attraction as is the live music stage. Other entertainment around
the ground often includes bouncy castles, pony rides, water zorbes, bungee
trampolines and in 2016, laser clay pigeon shooting.
Trade stands around the show represent a wide range of products and
services from lamps and candles to pet food, pocket money toys to personalised
slate plaques. Further interest in the Craft and Hobbies Marquee where
homecrafters demonstrate and sell the products of their hobby - cards, candles,
fabric-work, chinaware, wicker craft or willow work to name but a few.
Food is of course of paramount importance when out for the day so we aim
to provide a wide range from sandwiches and home made cakes made by the
Far Forest WI through Cream Teas to Gourmet burgers and, in
2016, Mexican fayre. The food marquee is always a great attraction with
locally produced products on sale to take away. Breads, cheeses, pickles,
drinks, ice-cream are often in the mix each year.
There is a licensed Bar and teas and coffees are also on sale around the
ground - so why not grab a drink, sit back and enjoy the entertainment. On the
Saturday evening entertainment goes on until 10pm.
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The Far Forest Society Countryside show is an annual show run entirely by volunteers of the Far Forest Society. If anyone is interested in joining the society or helping out at the show we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please get in touch using the "Contact Us" link.
A small sample from our show for more pics check out our gallery
The Show is held annually on the weekend containing the second Sunday in August.
The first show was in 1902 and has a rich history having been opened by the UK Prime Minister on more than one occasion; in 1956 it was a first for the very latest cutting edge technologies with CCTV of the arena events! The biggest recorded attendance was in 1953 18,000 visitors.
To find out more about the history of the show click on the "About Us
The show takes place on our own showground, the address is;
Far Forest Pavilion / Showground
Tenbury Road (A456)
As a charity, the Far Forest Society relies on the Annual Show for the majority of its income. If you would like to donate towards the society please use the button below. All the proceeds from fundraising go to support sporting activities for the local community. See the society's website www.farforestsociety.btck.co.uk for more details.