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November 11, 2018

01.11.2018 More than 120 agricultural show organisers, from right across the UK have arrived at Southampton in Hampshire this weekend for a superb programme of expert talks, lively group discussions and even a spot of Ceilidh dancing. Organised by the Association of Shows & Agricultural Organisations and hosted this year by The New Forest &… Read more »

June 23, 2018

The Westmorland County Show has been crowned Cumbria’s Tourism Event of the Year and received the prestigious accolade at a glittering awards ceremony for the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018. Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of the Westmorland Agricultural Society and County Show, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award and it is even more… Read more »

The Kent County Show on 6, 7, 8, July 2018 is launching #dontloseyourbottle, a plastic recycling initiative in collaboration with Kent Wildlife Trust to encourage visitors to recycle their plastics at the Show. For 2018, the Kent County Show has installed more recycling points across the Showground to make recycling easier for visitors. Kent Wildlife… Read more »

Visitors to the Kent County Show on 6, 7, 8 July can enjoy a host of new shopping areas featuring the best of the county. The Antiques and Vintage Village will this year be organised by Love Fairs. Their 65 knowledgeable dealers will have a host of hidden treasures and collectables for visitors to browse… Read more »

Close to 120,000 people flooded through the gates of the 2018 Royal Cornwall Show for what was another busy year. The show, staged at Wadebridge from the 7th to the 9th June, attracted a total of 119,201 visitors – an increase of over 8,000 on last year’s rain affected event. A particular highlight of this… Read more »

May 8, 2018

A new president has been elected ahead of this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, which takes place on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June. Sir Nicholas Bacon OBE succeeds the outgoing president, Lady St Levan. Despite not being a Cornish native he is intrinsically linked to the county through the Duchy of Cornwall and… Read more »

The Executive Director of the Cheshire Agricultural Society and The Royal Cheshire Show has been appointed Chairman of the national Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO). Nigel Evans, who has been at the helm in Cheshire for almost thirteen years, has been a member of the ASAO since 2007 and is its Sponsorship Champion…. Read more »

March 29, 2018

The Chairman of the UK’s Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), has received a prestigious Fellowship Award from the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS). Christine Knipe, who is also the Chief Executive of the Westmorland County Agricultural Society (WCAS), attended an awards ceremony hosted by Baroness Hazel Byford, at the House… Read more »

Fifteen hundred primary school children experienced an interactive day learning about farming and food production at the Farm & Country Days held within the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge. The event, which is in its sixth year and jointly organised by the Cornwall Food & Farming Group (CFFG) and the Royal… Read more »

The annual general meeting of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) was informed that “it was another successful year financially, despite the weather” by Brian Harvey from accountants PKF Francis Clark. The 2017 Royal Cornwall Show enjoyed less than ideal weather conditions but the RCAA’s activities still generated a surplus of £176,540 during the past… Read more »