Packed programme for county’s big showcase

With the Whitsun bank holiday upon us, there’s only one place to be this weekend – everyone’s heading to the Herts County Show.

Newmarket Journal SEPTEMBER 2012

Newmarket Open Day, Gallop morning, open stables and Rowley Mile Racecourse events day.
Devils Horsemen riding skills display.
Newmarket Journal SEPTEMBER 2012 Newmarket Open Day, Gallop morning, open stables and Rowley Mile Racecourse events day. Devils Horsemen riding skills display.

The annual event’s Redbourn home will be hosting the 127th show on Saturday and Sunday, and organisers have put together a packed programme of attractions to suit every taste.

Marquee names on the bill include Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team the Devil’s Horsemen on Saturday, while Jason Smyth’s spectacular motorbike aerial stunts will be taking the breath away on Sunday.

New additions this year include the Victorian Travelling Show and Titan the Robot, who includes impersonations of Elvis Presley and Prince Charles among his talents.

The many trade and specialist stands will include the chance to savout the cream of the county’s crop, with Made in Hertfordshire Marquees and the Eat & Drink Hertfordshire food court promoting local produce.

There’s a 20 per cent discount on offer if you book in advance, and all entertainment and demonstrations over the two days are free, as is the parking.

Show secretary Mike Harman said: ‘Although the Hert Show is already widely acknowledged as the best value for noney community event in the county, we are determined to extend our growing reputation in 2013.

“The 2013 Family Advance ticket at £32.80 – admitting two adults and two children – offers exceptional value costing less than £4 per hour per family to enjoy the unique and inclusive entertainment on offer.

“We warmly invite both first time visitors and regular supporters to join us.”

Organisers are expecting nearly 40,000 visitors over the weekend – if you want to be one of them, you can find out the full programme and book tickets online at www.hertsshow.com.