Welcome to the ASAO website
The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations - the voice of the UK agricultural show industry.
VISITORS TO SHOWS – six million people visit agricultural and country shows in the UK annually – that’s about 10% of the population. You can find out what shows are on and when, link to their websites and access all the information needed to enjoy a great day out. From our Royal Shows, County Shows, Agricultural, Horticultural and Equine to great Countryside and Country Sports shows. 400 days of entertainment can be found via this website – click on the ‘Events Calendar’ tab now.
EXHIBITORS AND COMPETITORS – you can find all the shows listed in date order or sort by area and access each show's website direct through this site. In excess of 6 million visitors are predicted to visit UK shows this year, so don’t miss out on a great opportunity.
MEMBERS – find the latest information on legislation, DEFRA news, HSE guidelines, suppliers and how to contact other shows in your area for help and assistance. Use the Members' forum to swap information and see best practice stories from other similar events.
The ASAO runs an Annual Autumn Conference, a Spring Learning Day and regional meetings around the UK. Membership brings with it cheaper rates on PPL (Phonographic Performing Licence) and access to a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 24hr helpline.
“The ASAO is run by show people for shows and gives the best value for money information service available to any event organiser”.
ASAO SHOW DATES BOOKLET - the official handbook publication of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations' show dates for 2013. The handbook lists member shows/organisations' show dates, venue addresses, contact details and other useful information. Click here to purchase a copy.
Useful web addresses:
Charity Commission - www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Companies House - www.companieshouse.gov.uk
DEFRA - www.defra.gov.uk
Met Office Weather - www.metoffice.gov.uk
NFU - www.nfuonline.com