Beat the ‘Credit Crunch’… And Enjoy Your County Show  

The Hertfordshire County Show is the highlight of the County’s outside event calendar, and 2010 will be no exception. Every year the Hertfordshire County Show gets bigger and better, and with the superb balanced combination of traditional displays and demonstrations, combined with spectacular Grand Ring attractions, it offers a fun-filled day out for all the family.   

This year’s popular Grand Ring attractions are Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team the Devil’s Horsemen on Saturday, together with the spectacular Bolddog Lings freestyle motorcycle display team on Sunday. Both these major acts performed at our 2009 Show, and have been re-booked due to popular demand. New attractions this year include: the unique Hertfordshire Farmers ‘Flying Forktruck Musical Hoedown’, Rockwood Dog Display Team, Venturer Simulator rides, Winston the singing Farmer, Poultry Display,and the Hertfordshire Beekeepers in the Horticultural Marquee.     

This year’s main Show education event is the Hertfordshire Primary Schools competition to create an A4 montage showing a scene from the ‘Hertfordshire Countryside’ using recycled or recyclable materials.  

The innovative competition is open to three categories: Age 3 to 6 years, Age 7 to 9 years, and Age 9 to 11 years. The three winning entries will each receive a £150 cash prize for educational resources, and school class entry tickets to the Willows Farm Village in London Colney. All finalists, and the winning entries will be on display in the Hertfordshire County Council Marquee at the Show.  

As always, the Food Hall, Horticultural Marquee, Hertfordshire Food & Farming Marquee, Autorama sites, together with the Shopping and Craft Marquees will offer plenty of opportunities for window shoppers looking for some unusual items, and lots of top quality bargains.   To help combat the on-going gloom and doom surrounding the UK economy, the Show is offering a significant 20% discount for Advance tickets – (no booking fee), and Free Parking. In addition, all Children’s, (and Adults!), Entertainment is FREE, which includes admission to the All Human Circus, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Simulator rides, the hilarious Sheep Show, highly acclaimed Casablanca Steps 1940’s musical quartet, Army Climbing Wall and all our Grand Ring attractions.   

Mike Harman, the Show Secretary commented: ‘Although the Hertfordshire County Show is already widely acknowledged as the best Value for Money community event in the County, we are determined to extend our growing reputation in 2010. We strongly believe that the 2010 Family Advance ticket at £28.40, (admitting 2 Adults, and 2 Children), offers exceptional ‘Credit Crunch’ beating value at less than £4 per hour, per family! Following our record attendance last year, we are determined to increase our 92% Excellent/Good Show Quality rating, as ratified by an independent exit poll survey.   


We warmly invite both first time visitors, and our regular Show supporters, to join us to enjoy and celebrate the 124th Hertfordshire County Show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May at our Redbourn Showground.’


For more information on the Show together with the latest updates, please visit the Hertfordshire County Show website:

  Additional Information: ·            

 Another new addition this year is a distinctive London Red Bus as the central Show Communications Centre. ·             Local Food supplies: Grove Farm Meats of Great Gaddesden will be supplying the Lamb for the prestigious President’s Lunch on Saturday. Bridget Borlase, (Bridget ‘B’s), from Watton-at-Stone will be supplying the Show Beef. ·            

 Admission gates open at 9.00am on both days, and visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic delays at peak times. ·            

 Advance tickets are valid for either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th May. ·             Advance ticket hotline: 0844 850 2122·             Advance ticket prices: Adult £11.60, Family £28.40, Seniors £10.00, Children (5 to 15 years) £5.20, Children under 5 years - Free Admission. ·             Gate ticket prices: Adult £14.50, Family £35.50, Seniors £12.50,        Children (5 to 15 years) £6.50.

·             Expected attendance: 35,000 visitors over 2 days - (38,655 attended in 2009).·            

For more information including publicity photographs, please contact Mike Harman, Show Secretary:        Email address: office or telephone: 01582 792626