THIS YEAR

The Honiton & District Agricultural Association hold their 129thshow on Thursday, 1st August 2019. A traditional Agricultural Show in the heart of the East Devon Countryside “Where Farming Comes First”. We have already secured some exhilarating acts for the Main Ring including the fantastic Jamie Squibb and his Freestyle Motocross Arena Stunt Show as seen on BBC’s One Show, who will be performing breath-taking jumps mid-air, a real crowd pleaser.  We are excited to welcome The Devil’s Horsemen, Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team performing with some of the world’s best known horses with recent film credit; Les Miserables and the brilliant television series Poldark. Viperaerobatics will have everyone looking to the skies whilst they perform two phenomenal flying displays in a beautiful iconic Pitts S2B Biplane. The fabulous Sheep Show returns with their Dancing Sheep, a real spectacle not to be missed. Bob Hogg and his Sheepdog Display will be demonstrating his unique training methods a fabulous educational act, great fun for children as Bob invites them in to the Main Ring whilst the dogs work the ducks around an obstacle course.  The Grand Parade is an amazing scene and the real heart of the show – the Cattle and Sheep prize winners proudly parading, Livestock judging starts at 9.00am enjoy all the breeds within the Cattle and Sheep rings. If horses are your interest we have classes ranging from Shetlands to Shires – with the wonderful yesteryear Private Driving and Heavy Horses in Agricultural Harness taking place in the main ring.

The lower field incorporates all that is countryside with hurdle making, thatching and Cob Block demonstrations, ferret racing, a blacksmiths guild, 100 Vintage Tractors, The West of England Hound Show.  The Blackdown Hills Business Association Marquee showcasing the fantastic businesses within the Blackdown Hills and surrounding market towns and villages, a Dog Show, comprising both pedigree and fun classes for the pet pooch. If chickens are your interest we have a fantastic Poultry Show and sale. We have entertainment in abundance for children with Professor Twistopher’s Punch and Judy, and Donkey Rides or maybe you’ll meet our animated friends; Captain Beaky and Murray the Mini Monster whilst they cycle around the showground. Our first foray into baking was a huge hit last year, so make an entry for the Honiton Show Home Baking & Preserves Competition, make a “Honiton Show Stopper” or a cake for the President of the Show, or a Cream Tea – jam on top of course!, we have classes for the under 11’s too!  There are Vintage and Classic Cars and we are proud to host the Crash Box & Classic Car Club where in the region of twenty vehicles will be on display.

Learn all about Rare Breeds, The Rare Breed Survival Trust will be in attendance;  The Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) Devon Support Group has been around in the County for over 25 years.  They are dedicated to breeders and enthusiasts of our rare and native breeds here in Devon.  They want to touch the whole of Devon to educate and inspire you to know of the rare and native breeds in Devon, so much so that they attend colleges and schools to inspire and educate our next generation.

A Food Hall bursting with local produce and Food Courts to tickle every taste bud, we have a fabulous new caterer; Hook Line and Fish Finger; delicious fish wraps and round off with some lovely local strawberries from the Strawberry Chariot.  We have over 400 trade stands – shopping and interest for all. The great news is we are once again holding our admission charges for 2019 so advance tickets are JUST £14.50 for a whole day of entertainment.  For further details on the show or details on becoming a member of the Association and enjoying all the benefits please contact the secretary on 01404 41794 follow us on twitter @honitonshow1890 or visit – www.honitonshow.co.uk

 

 

For further details on the show or details on becoming a member of the Association with all its benefits please contact the secretary on 01404 41794.