Move over Countryfile – it’s time for The Alresford Show

The Alresford Show has been around for over 100 years and gets bigger and better every year. This year’s show is on Saturday, 2 September from 10.00am to 6pm at its usual venue, Tichborne Park, a mile or so south of Alresford and well signposted.


You might be thinking “Isn’t it just for farmers?”, well we went behind the scenes today with one of the volunteer organisers, Becca (pictured with the lovely Tinker), to find out what al the fuss and the big yellow AA signs everywhere were all about.

Whether you like vintage tractors, horses, sheep or a chance to enjoy the best local produce and some pig racing Alresford Show has got the lot. It attracts over 20,000 visitors every year. For children there’s a climbing tree, a play area with tractors and slides, Punch and Judy and ferret racing. For adults there’s a chance to learn a lot about (and even talk to!) sheep, visit the WI tent, sample some local gin, see local sausages being made, and of course there’s plenty of food to choose from and several beer tents. All this is topped off by the Grand Parade, with all types of livestock beautifully turned out for the occasion and some vintage cars and tractors. The entire show is put together by volunteers and it raises a huge amount for the charities the show supports.

I’ve only touched on a few of the highlights but the website has much more information and ticket prices.

So is it just for farmers? Absolutely not! This is a real all rounder, and you’ll easily spend a whole day here no matter who you are.


Enjoy Hampshire has been given a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) worth £40.00 to the show, a winner will be picked at random on Friday, 1 September. Just fill in the form* below to enter.

This competition closes at 12pm on Friday 1 September, entries after this time will not count, and the ticket can not be transferred or exchanged.

*Enjoy Hampshire complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will only be used to supply requested information. The details will be shared with Enjoy Hampshire staff for processing purposes only and will not be shared with any other organisation.

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