Newport Show diary – June 2019

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 … Read More

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

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

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