26th May 2018
Every year the Show evolves and this year we are excited to say that we will be introducing new areas of the Showground for all our visitors to enjoy.
The Country Ways area will be full of local artisans demonstrating their skills including a wheel wright, spinner, bee keeper and blacksmiths. With the WI marquee returning for its second year and the Farmers’ Market selling all local produce and the Made in the Weald craft fair there will a huge demonstration of the produce from our beautiful Wealden countryside.
The main ring attraction will once more be a show stopping event. Some say with skill and high risk precision movements, others say with noise and brute strength. In 2018 visitors will be in awe of the precision and skills of the riders of the IMPS formation motorbike display. Every rider is under 16 years of age and train in between their studies. The youngest is 5! This spectacular display is testament to what can be achieved when giving young folk direction and a purpose.
The Sheep Show, with its amusing commentary by New Zealander, Richard Savory, will tell you all you want to know about sheep as only a Kiwi can. Look out for his mobile show trailer on the Showgorund.
The Cattle, Sheep, Pig and Horse competitions will take place throughout the day in their respective areas of the Showground. To get the most out of your day and see the livestock being paraded in front of the judges visit the livestock showing rings in the morning and horse rings in the afternoon. If you want to ‘get up close’ to the livestock a visit to the Education Area is a must. The Young Farmers will also be here demonstrating what they do to keep the countryside alive – new generations of farmers will be here to tell their stories. You will also find farmyard animals and their young a together in their own enclosure. It is hoped that this area will help give a better understanding of the life cycle of our farm animals and how they play such a vital part in our lives.
The whole Show is designed to be informative and create a day out in the countryside that will inform, interest and entertain. There is something for everyone. We live in a beautiful part of England and we can be justly proud of the products and produce of our region. The High Weald, in particular, is well known for the diversity of its landscape, crafts, food stuffs and expertise that has been built up over the past centuries and passed from generation to generation. A day at the Heathfield Show will provide you with an insight into all the area has to offer.
Entrance tickets can be purchased in advance, at a substantial discount – see our website for details of your local ticket seller, or purchase your ticket on line. www.heathfieldshow.org.
- The Imps (junior motorcycle display team)
- Sheep Show
- United Retriever Club