South Gloucestershire Show 2018 – 4th – 5th August 2018
Celebrating its 5th year, South Gloucestershire Show had something for everyone and the weather this year was absolutely glorious, making for a perfect weekend at the Show which gets bigger and better every year. This year one of the highlights was the amazing spectacle from The Stampede Stunt Company with their incredible International Dzhigitovka Show providing the best in Main Arena Equine Shows, using the world’s best Trick Riders and delivering outstanding performances that are detailed, scripted, choreographed and presented meticulously. It certainly kept everyone thoroughly entertained.
Other attractions included a new birds of prey show in the main arena and a dog agility display and terror racing. A country fair area with the Wye Valley Axemen showing off their skills with engaging displays containing razor sharp axes and saws. The Motor Zone which had a massive selection of vintage cars on display. The food and crafts festival marquee, children’s fun fair rides and live music from the music stage with local bands performing throughout the day including The Coyote Kings, Twinners, Paruski, Limited Edition, WILF and The Stories to name just a few!
The Sprint Print BMX Arena showcased Matti Hemmings a professional flatland BMX rider with 3 Guinness World Records showing his BMX stunt show with freestyle BMX performances alongside freestyle footballer Steve Gray. These very skilled shows were amazing.
There were also hundreds of fabulous individual local exhibitors and stalls too selling local crafts, clothing, face painting, health and wellbeing, bespoke gifts, plants and scrumptious food and drinks and the Kids Zone was always full of families enjoying a whole range of activities from painting, flower arranging, modelling and a Punch & Judy Show, which was hilarious and not forgetting the Sheep Show a fun educational show, if you’ve not seen it before it’s definately not one to miss.
Exhibitors – there are just too many, but here’s a selection from our visits this weekend :-
Handmade Pies, Black Cheese, Handmade Wooden Gifts by Amy Lovell, Hives & Herbals, Bertha’s Pancake Pantry, Artisans, The Reiki Connections, Heart Shack, Eat a Pitta, Atlanta Design, Handmade Illustrated Gifts, Eccentric Gins, Flapjackery, The Bath Soft Cheese Co, ICandy, Continental Cottage, Edinburgh Gin, Stardust Face painting, NFU Mutual, Clifton Photography Co, The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen, Almondsbury Garden Centre, Oliver Corner, Avon Wildlife Trust, Pickle Millie, Oscar Pet Food, Dazzling Mosaics, Marshmallow Heaven – and many, many more.
The organisers have done a great job providing South Gloucestershire with a country show, which just keeps getting better year on every year.
Advance Ticket Prices – Adults £10, Child £6, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £30
On the Gate Prices – Adults £12.50, Child £7.50, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £37.50
Hospitality Packages from £20. Parking is free – Dogs allowed.
The South Gloucestershire Showground, Westerleigh Road, BS37 8QZ between the large towns of Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Emersons Green and Downend and is easily accessible from the M4, M5 and the A4174 (Avon Ring Road).
Gates open at 10.30am on both days and the fun goes on until 8.00pm.
For Sat Navs you should use the postcode BS37 8QZ.
Car parking is free at the show and there is ample space for plenty of cars including disabled parking.
The Showground itself is situated along the Avon Cycleway that connects areas in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset.
Review – 11 months ago-
I’m not one to usually post a review but enjoyed this year’s Show so much I felt I should.
The food available inside was great with plenty of choice (and not too expensive either!). I particularly liked the bubble tea and ridiculously rich stand within the marquee section.
So much on offer for only £10 entry, the children really loved the BMX display and we enjoyed the bar! The pig racing was also a lot of fun. Looking forward to next year’s Show already!
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