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

Deadline looming to book trade stands for popular family show

New exhibitors at this year’s Newport Show are being urged to get their applications in ahead of the deadline at the end of March. Last year there were more than 200 trade stands at the popular family event and this year organisers expect it to be just as busy. They are urging anyone who hasn’t exhibited with their stand before … Read More

Celebrations all around as Newport Show marks two milestones and main ring attractions are revealed for this year’s event

The ‘kiss of death’, ‘heel clicker’, ‘lazy boy’, and the ‘Superman seat grab’ are just a few of the incredible aerial tricks awaiting visitors to the 110th Newport Show this year. Show Manager Sally Western, who celebrated one year in the position this month (FEB), has revealed the stunts will be performed by the Bolddog Lings, this year’s main attraction. … Read More

Newport Show Diary – February 2019

Jo Ford looks forward to this year’s show The president of Shropshire’s premier one-day show has revealed what he is looking forward to the most. Jo Ford, who took over the honorary role at Newport Show in September, said he is delighted to have overseen the planning for the event on July 13. “This year’s show is shaping up to … Read More

Newport Show announces new President

Jo Ford, the new President of Newport Show

A chartered accountant and corporate finance advisor has been appointed as the latest President of one of Shropshire’s premier one-day shows.