President Jo Ford takes a look at the final preparations for Newport Show
It’s nearly showtime!
The final countdown is most definitely on and final preparations are being made to ensure our 110th Newport Show will be a wonderful event to remember.
Our show team and volunteers have been working hard to make sure everything will be ready when the gates at Chetwynd Deer Park open on July 13.
So much hard work has been done and there is still a lot to do. It’s amazing how it all comes together on the day but that is due to the commitment and dedication of our team of staff and volunteers – and I would like to thank them for their efforts.
If you’re one of the thousands of visitors planning to come along for what promises to be another great day’s entertainment, here’s some top tips for you to plan your day:
Travel – There are several options of how to get to and from the show. If you’re not based too far away the best option is to walk to the site.
You can also take advantage of our free shuttle bus service which will operate throughout the day. Buses will run from Newport bus terminal, in the car park behind B&M Bargains, to the show’s pedestrian entrance on the hour every hour between 11am and 5pm. Return journeys will be on the half hour until 7.30pm.
If you’re travelling by car the quickest and easiest option is to park for free at nearby Newport Rugby Club and take the short stroll to the show from there. The address of the club is: The Old Showground, Forton Road, Newport TF10 8BU.
There is also car parking at Chetwynd Deer Park. The entrance to the park is from the B5062, Shrewsbury Road, and is clearly signed on show day.
Timing – Main ring events get under way at 7.45am, with many must-see attractions during the day like the Bolddog Lings motorcycle display team and Joseph’s Amazing Camels. The showing, judging and prize presentations in our livestock classes always prove popular – we always get a high standard of entry and this year will be no exception!
Our Village Green Entertainments programme will begin at noon and features a wide variety of events that will suit all tastes and ages.
The Festival of Food will feature three celebrity chefs giving demonstrations between 11am and 3.30pm. James Sherwin, Stuart Collins and Cyrus Todiwala will be giving a unique insight into their particular areas of expertise.
We have some excellent music acts lined up to close our show. Folk band Paul Parker and All The Right Friends, vintage vocal harmony trio The Bluebird Belles and rock ‘n’ roll band Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels will be appearing between 5-7pm and cover a broad range of musical genre.
Anyone wanting to come in for just the music programme can do so for £5 admission with pedestrian gates open between 4-5.30pm.
What to bring – you don’t need to bring too much as there will be a lot available at the show. Plenty of food and drink stalls will ensure there is something you like. Some people like to bring a chair but this isn’t essential. Otherwise it’s just empty bags to fill with your shopping and suncream!
It is shaping up to be another cracking event and one not to miss. We can’t wait for it to start. . .and hope you can’t either.