A key for the disabled person’s toilet is available at the Information Tent
Message from The Show Chair
With the 2018 Show only a short time away, now, I am getting really excited at the new stalls and arena events we will have, especially the Jago Kitkar Race from the Sussex Army Cadets. The rain has come just in time for all the lovely flowers and vegetables to be at their best in the huge Horticultural marquee, and I know many local people are working on their crafts and photographic exhibits, as well as children making their miniature gardens, paintings and handwriting entries. Entering an exhibit (by 6 pm on August 22nd) costs very little, so why not give it a go this year, there are even recipes in the domestic section you could try your hand at! Check here to view the Show Schedule. We have nearly 100 stalls and entertainments around the grounds, many familiar ones, like 'Bubble and..' who started a few years ago with us, and have now many accolades, and the lovely steam train and donkey rides. But you are welcome to bring picnics and a rug and just enjoy the music and the main arena events. If you are a doggie person, bring your dog along to enter the Dog Show, and be the dog most like its owner, or with the waggiest tail! Compared with other local Shows, it is really super value for money.We can still use some extra hands over the Show weekend... I have been adding up the volunteer hours, and, including time spent earlier in the year, we must have wonderful teams of helpers giving over 1000 hours of work at least between them to put on this community event. Do ring me if you would like to join one of our teams.The Show could not happen without our generous sponsors, who give us financial help to offset the costs of about £25,000 for all the entertainers, infrastructure like buses and the marquees, and prizes. Additionally many offer 'help in kind', like the Tier family, who let us use their field for stallholders' parking, Emsworth Hardware, who lend us their shop window to display the cups and, this year, Henry Adams, who put estate agent notice boards up advertising the Show, as well as lots of others. A huge thank you to them all.So, rain or shine, I shall look forward to seeing many of you enjoying the fun on August Bank Holiday Monday!
Details of classes are on the show schedule available on the show website
Registration from 11.30 to 13.45Dog Show starts at 14.00
Faith Ponsonby - Show Chair
Baby changing facilities and disabled toilets are available on the show ground.
THE EMSWORTH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYThis Society, founded in 1919, is run by and for the benefit of its members. Although an Emsworth Society we welcome members from other areas.Membership is £7 per household per year available at the Distribution Store, Washington Road Allotment Site (10 am to 12 noon Sunday mornings), at any of our widely advertised talks, in the Information Tent at the Show or visit our website. Membership includes free entry to our popular talks.The Society could not be successful without the involvement of so many of its members. Members organise and help with the Distribution Store and many other tasks, which keep the Society running smoothly.Nearly 200 volunteers do so much to help make the EMSWORTH SHOW the success it has become and their efforts are much appreciated. Your help in this and other jobs would be most welcome.Any Surplus remaining from the Show income after payment of expenses is distributed to local good causes.