The 2013 Hertfordshire County Show
Sunshine, Crowds and Smiles at Hertfordshire’s Community Event
Supported by glorious weather over both Show days, the 127th Hertfordshire County Show proved to be another memorable and successful inclusive community event attracting over 35,000 visitors to the County Showground.
One of the many and varied highlights in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Arena over the weekend included the unique and local ‘Herts Farmers Fantastic Forktrucks on both days. The Saturday visitors were enthralled by the Devil’s Horsemen, Europe’s number one trick riding team and were followed on Sunday with the spectacular Jason Smyth Aerial Motorbike Stunts. One of the many new urban additions to the Show included Titan the Robot the crowd-pulling ‘8 foot of steaming Robotic Loveliness’.
This year’s President Stuart Wykes, hosted a lunch for 80 invited guests on Saturday, and fully endorsed the on-going Show ‘Proud to Promote Hertfordshire’ strategy. Stuart congratulated the Show on maintaining a very proud agricultural 212 year heritage, but also finding an important fine balance to attract families and urban visitors.
Show Secretary Mike Harman commented: ‘Another absolutely fantastic weekend. The feedback has been positive and complimentary from both visitors and trade exhibitors regarding the on-going improvements to both the Show entertainment programme, and the Showground infrastructure. We are particularly delighted that yet again our Family ticket sales hit a new record, a clear signal that our unique package of attractions and demonstrations combined with ‘All-Inclusive’ entertainment policy, is valued by our Show supporters. As always, we will be reviewing all aspects of the Show in the coming weeks with a view to making further improvements for next year. In the meantime, we are delighted that both our reputations as the ‘Best Value for Money community event in the County’, and a leading UK County Show, have been enhanced’.
‘Finally, we would like to thank our President Stuart Wykes for the Lafarge Tarmac organisation positive encouragement to the success of this year’s Show’.