Swallowfield Show a Big Success
After an absence of two years, we were delighted to be able to hold the two-day Swallowfield Show once again and to welcome 6,800 visitors over the sunny August bank holiday weekend.
We are very pleased to be able to donate a total of £8,500 to local charities, with details on the website. Thank you to the fantastic cohort of volunteers, who make the Show a community-run event, and to Farley Estate for once again allowing us to hold the event in Swallowfield Park.
In the main arena, visitors marvelled at the somersaults of the BMX show, and egged on the Paws for Thought dogs and Ray Prior, while the Reading Scottish Pipe Band added wonderful colour and sound. The ‘village green’ area proved very popular, with many visitors spending hours, enjoying the musicians and the Yateley Morris Men, whilst partaking in the food and drink available from the nearby stalls. We saw children’s faces light up on seeing the roundabouts, donkey rides, go-karts, Circus Skills and the spellbinding magic of Mr Muddles.
Classic vehicles are always a draw and we had a record number of cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment.
The atmosphere at both horse and dog shows was very welcoming, with the novelty dog show classes proving particularly popular. There is something for everyone.
The hot summer took its toll on the gardening exhibits in the horticultural marquee, but it was very encouraging to see increased entries in other classes, such as crafts, photography and art. It is for all skill levels, so do consider entering next year!
We are already planning the 2023 Swallowfield Show. If you are interested in getting involved with this unique community event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll find more photographs and information on our website: www.swallowfieldshow.co.uk.
Graham Stanley Chairman Swallowfield Show