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

Newport Show diary – May 2019

Jo Ford on what being the president of the show involves I am sure many of you will have seen past presidents wandering around Newport Show and thought ‘that’s a pretty good job’. Well, you’re right! And on July 13 at Chetwynd Deer Park this year, that will be me. So here’s a little insight into what exactly it is … 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

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

Newport Show diary – April 2019

I’m always amazed by how much we have going on at the show – testament to the hard work and imaginative thinking of our team who put the programme together each year. I sometimes wonder if our visitors get the chance to see everything on offer at Chetwynd Deer Park, there’s a lot of entertainment to take in for a … 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

Newport Show Diary – March 2019

Jo Ford, the new President of Newport Show

It can be easy to take the beauty of the Shropshire countryside for granted but it has few equals – with the picturesque Chetwynd Deer Park one of the finest examples. The park is home to Shropshire’s top one-day show every July – and has so much more going on all year round. Newport Show President Jo Ford today takes … Read More