Berkshire Show - then and now

In the run up to this year's show, why not take a trip down memory lane by visiting the West Berkshire Museum to see our fabulous display of historic show items. We teamed up with the museum back in June to offer visitors a look back at some of the wonderful items such a..

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Radio Control, how can we help?

This week we hear from Paul Frankel, Section Head for Radio Control. Its safe to say this is an area that visitors don't get to see as they deal with communications between staff, stewards and emergency services. A very important role that ensures the Show runs smoothly. Here..

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An indulgent treat for the senses!

Brand new to the Show this year is Foodylicious; an online delivery service that offers the very best food brands that are not available in the supermarkets, direct to your door. Here, they talk us through just some of their amazing products that cater for all diets, and crav..

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The Wet Wednesdays Family Tour 2017

The team at Wet Wednesday's are returning to the Show this year. We look forward to seeing their colourful collection of wet weather gear. Here, they give us a little insight into HQ goings-on: It’s that time of year again, and we are preparing for our annual summer to..

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A grand spectacle lined up in the Livestock section

We have a great display planned for the livestock section this year, with the addition of two hotly anticipated events taking place. The Royal County of Berkshire Show are privileged to have been awarded the Burke Trophy this year, the most prestigious and historic beef ..

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3 legs, 2 men, 1 HUGE endeavour!

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are very honoured to be welcoming Jordan Beecher to the Royal County of Berkshire Show this year. An ex-soldier who served in the British Army’s elite Parachute Regiment who has an extraordinary story to tell. Jordan was ..

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If the boot fits!

The Spanish Boot Company are returning to the Show this year and will be bringing with them their latest collection of stylish equestrian and country footwear as well as clothing and accessories. As we near the autumn season, the team have offered some handy tips for boot..

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A year in the life of a trophy

This week's guest blogger is Edward Dann, a volunteer at the Society who organises the trophies for the Show each year. Edward takes us through the process from winning a trophy, right through to planning for the next Show. Hi, my name's Edward and I run the Trophy..

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The best in show at West Woodhay Gardeners' Fair

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society teamed up with West Woodhay Gardeners' Fair to invite schools, youth groups and individual children in Berkshire, Hampshire and surround areas to enter the 'Grow A Winning Window Box' competition. At the start of the Summer ..

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ANNUAL PLOUGHING MATCH - SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017

The Annual Society Ploughing Match will take place on Saturday 21st October at the Woolley Estate, Woolley, OX12 8NJ. This is a popular event in our Society calendar and is regularly contested by around 70 local ploughing champions. There are classes for conventiona..

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President’s Charity of the Year announced!

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to announce the Mary Hare Foundation has been chosen as the President’s Charity of the Year. The Mary Hare Foundation raises funds to support the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children from all over the UK. The Scho..

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Introducing this year's Show President and Chairman

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to introduce Kirsten Loyd, Show President and Judith Marcham, Show Chairman for The Royal County of Berkshire Show 2017. Kirsten Loyd grew up in Woolley, near Wantage and has lived nearby ever since. Kirst..

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Celebrate the great British sausage!

British Sausage Week is Monday 31st October until Sunday 6th November, so our Education Officer, Jan Murray will be busy visiting a number of schools to deliver fun and informative workshops. Here, Jan takes us through her preparations: First, I have to cook a number of ..

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Enjoy fabulous food at The Royal County of Berkshire Show!

With 40 years’ experience of feeding the fabulous crowds at many of the UK’s most prestigious events like Royal Windsor Horse Show, 2015 Rugby World Cup and BMW PGA, SFC is committed to serving you great tasting food, quickly. Whether it be a gourmet burger made from 100% Bri..

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What makes the Craft Marquee so successful?

Fiona Mundy, who heads up the Craft marquee, explains the strict selection process for craft exhibitors and what to expect this year. We started planning the Craft marquee in January when the committee got together to have the first of our selection meetings. All applica..

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The challenges faced when planning a stand

The team at the University of Reading explain the challenges they face when it comes to planning their stand at the show. Read how their careful planning all comes together. The Royal County of Berkshire Show is always the highlight of our events calendar. The crisp earl..

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A showjumping spectacular!

Janet Barnes is heading up the Showjumping section of the Show this year but is also a Showjump Judge and former BS Area Rep for Berkshire. Janet gives us a little ‘behind the scenes’ look into how she organises the Showjumping timetable in the run up to the Show. Plann..

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Norwegian Log - using natural resources responsibly

This week we hear from Nick Forrester from Norwegian Log Buildings about how he gets his unique log buildings to the show and also how they can benefit farmers by providing comfortable accommodation to workers and relatives. There’s less than a month to go to the Ro..

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Summer in style with Timothy Foxx

Tweed fashion designers Timothy Foxx Clothing know how to look stylish as temperatures slowly start to rise, and in this blog, Rosalie Eustace, Chief Designer at Timothy Foxx gives her top tips for looking stylish and feeling cool this summer. With a busy show seas..

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Education is key to British agriculture

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society run a strong education programme, offering free of charge activities and demonstrations to all schools in Berkshire. Jan Murray, our Education Officer heads up the programme and takes us through a typical week for her. As..

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Eat, Sleep and Breathe Mounted Games

This week's guest blogger is Mark Wilson, the Pony Club Mounted Games' Team Trainer. Mark gives us an insight into preparing for competitions, the highs and lows and how he simply can't ever walk away from his team! After representing Staff College and Sandhurst Hu..

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Pony Club Mounted Games will make its show debut

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to be premiering the very popular and well established Pony Club Mounted Games at The Royal County of Berkshire Show this year. The Pony Club was founded in England in 1929 and is an international voluntary youth..

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New facility at Newbury Showground is finally complete!

After years in planning, Newbury & District Agricultural Society’s brand new building at the Newbury Showground is finally complete in plenty of time for this year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show on the 17th and 18th September. It was straight after last year..

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The Wet Wednesdays Family Tour 2016

The team at Wet Wednesdays are our guest blogger this week. We're pleased to be welcoming them back to the show this year, and here they give us an insight into how they prepare for their Summer tour.> And so it has begun again; our annual summer tour of the UK. It’s a ve..

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World renowned White Helmets make a return to the Show!

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to welcome back the White Helmets Motorcycle Display team to the Royal County of Berkshire Show this year. They last appeared at the show in 2010 and always prove to be very popular with children and adults..

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The countdown has begun!

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society have begun the countdown to The Royal County of Berkshire Show taking place on 17th and 18th September 2016. This year sees the return of the very popular White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team in the main arena. Recognised a..

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#MyFarmingSelfie

#My farming selfie…. Our local competition committee have launched their 2015 competition… ‘My Farming Selfie’ This competition is to help support and acknowledge hard working British farmers and it’s also a chance to have fun! Local Co..

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Volunteer at the Show!

Volunteering – It’s a great way to gain new experiences, have fun and share skill. We need...... Specialist volunteers who will have specific existing skills or qualifications that are needed for them to complete the role – for example, information technology training. ..

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