The Hertfordshire County Show is the highlight of the County’s event calendar, and 2012 will be no exception. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration being held over the same weekend, added to the London 2012 Olympic Games just a few weeks later, we have included both themes to our Show.

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 Chariots of Fire display on Sunday. New for this year and competing on both days is the fast moving and actioned-packed Mounted Games equestrian display with 5 teams striving for the prestigious Gold Medal!  

This year’s main Show education event is the Hertfordshire Primary Schools Art competition. The themes are: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games. 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. If you are feeling hungry you can also visit the new ‘Eat & Drink Hertfordshire’ Food Court offering the best Hertfordshire home-grown produce cooked  fresh at the Show.

To help combat the on-going gloom and doom surrounding the UK economy, the Show is offering a significant 20% discount for Advance tickets with no booking fee, together with Free Parking. In addition, all the Children’s, (and Adults!),  Entertainment and Demonstrations are FREE, which includes: the All Human Circus, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Simulator rides, the hilarious Sheep Show plus our spectacular Grand Ring attractions. With over 50 hours of Free entertainment and demonstrations each day, Show visitors are recommended to arrive early!

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 2012. We strongly believe that the 2012 Family Advance ticket at £31.60, (admitting 2 Adults, and 2 Children), offers exceptional ‘Credit Crunch’ beating value at less than £4 per hour, per family!

We warmly invite both first time visitors, and our regular Show supporters, to join us to enjoy and celebrate the 126th annual Hertfordshire County Show on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June at our Redbourn Showground.’

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

Additional Information

• Admission gates open at 8.30am on both days, and visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic delays at peak times.
• Advance Day tickets are valid for either Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd June.
• Advance ticket hotline: 0844 850 2122
• Advance Day ticket prices: Adult £12.80, Family £31.60, Seniors £11.20, Children (5 to 15 years) £6.00, Children under 5 years - Free Admission.
• Expected attendance: 35,000 visitors over 2 days
• For more information including publicity photographs, please contact Mike Harman, Show Secretary:
    Telephone: 01582 792626