Ready, steady, go – show visitors invited to search for precious cup, again!

A Shropshire society which misplaced a coveted cup for over 100 years is to give people the chance to reenact the search for the precious silverware. The Peplow Challenge Cup mysteriously went missing from Newport & District Agricultural Society in 1904 and was not seen until it appeared for sale on the popular BBC TV show Flog It!, originally recorded … Read More

Sponsors gearing up for bumper Newport Show

Thanks to all our generous sponsors who will help to make this year’s Newport Show happen – they are gearing up for another bumper year. Some of the sponsors of this year’s event, at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13, came together to share their excitement for Shropshire’s premier one day family show. Businesses from across Newport and Shropshire will … Read More

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics coming to Newport as new Innovation Zone launches at popular agricultural show

It’s not what you normally expect at an agricultural show, but artificial intelligence and robotics will be an exciting new feature at this year’s Newport Show. For the first time the popular show, at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13, will have a Harper Adams University Innovation Zone which aims to showcase how agriculture is moving forward. The futuristic zone … Read More

New faces at agricultural society ahead of Shropshire’s premier show

There are new faces at a Shropshire agricultural society as it finalises plans for a bumper show this summer. Tony Asson has been appointed Chairman of Trustees at Newport & District Agricultural Society after Robert Watson Jones stepped down from the role – and Andy Clarkson has joined as a new trustee. The group will put on Shropshire’s premier one … Read More

Appeal for local VIPs to celebrate 110th Newport Show

As part of the 110th anniversary celebrations, Newport Show will be rewarding local inspirational people for their hard work and dedication to the community. Organisers are appealing for nominations of people who could be a VIP who deserves a special day out in the spotlight at this year’s event.Each person chosen as a VIP will win a ticket to the … Read More

New carving workshop introduced for this year’s Newport Show

A new carving workshop will feature at this year’s Newport Show for the first time, organisers have revealed. Children and adults will have the chance to take part in magic wand making and spoon carving – while sat on wooden horses created by the professionals. The new attraction has been added to the lineup for Shropshire’s premier one day show … Read More

Star chefs lined up for Newport Show

The top chefs lined up for this year’s Newport Show have said how excited they are to thrill the crowds with culinary delights at the event this summer. The show, at Chetwynd Deer Park on Saturday 13 July, promises to be a real gourmet occasion with demonstrations from regular television favourite Cyrus Todiwala and Shropshire based celebrity chefs James Sherwin … Read More

Bands announced for live music at this year’s Newport Show

Three local bands will be the headline acts bringing the curtain down on this year’s 110th Newport Show – and it promises to be a magical musical tour through the ages. Folk band Paul Parker and All The Right Friends, The Bluebird Belles – a vintage vocal harmony trio – and energetic rock ‘n’ roll band Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels pull … Read More

School potato challenge gets underway

Children across Newport and beyond have been handed a box of seed potatoes and a bag of compost as part of this year’s Newport Show Great Potato Challenge. Children at 13 schools have been given the boxes by organisers of Shropshire’s premier one day show – and they have four months to grow the best potatoes they can. The potatoes … Read More