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Dear Visitor,

Having run the Blindley Heath Country Show for the past 11 years we have decided with some reluctance that we are unable to develop it any further. A rising number of visitors year on year has caused our 20 acre site to be full to bursting ... and yet there are still so many other things that can be done. We have therefore come to an arrangement with South East Shire Horse Association to take over the show in its entirety. They intend to merge our Show with their own and relocate Blindley Heath Country Show to their existing site on the nearby A22 where they have more space to develop both our and their own ideas.

We take the view that we are going out on a high and would sincerely thank everybody who has visited the show over the last 11 years.

We hope you will visit the new show (30th April & 1st May 2017) where we wish the new organisers the very best of luck.

See you there!

Graham, Sally, Karen & Nikki

Dear Exhibitor,

I am writing to you today to inform you of a major change in the organisation of Blindley Heath Country Show.

The show has now been running for 11 years and in that time we have seen the gate steadily increase from 1,500 people to around 10,000 people. Our exhibitors have also been increasing with the result that even using over flow car parking, our 20 acre site is bursting at the seam!

We have considered the situation very carefully. Most of you already know that we run two other very different enterprises from this office and both of these have expanded considerably this year.

Blindley Heath Country Show is more than just a business to us; blood, sweat and tears have gone into building it into the success that it now enjoys, and it needs to move forward.

We are delighted to announce, therefore, that we believe we have come up with a great solution.

Many of you who already know of the SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show, which has been running in Blindley Heath very successfully for the last 4 years on a much larger and more accessible site. This show is managed very efficiently by Jackie Shearman and her team who are very experienced in the rural show industry.

After careful discussion between us all we have come up with a complete structure change which we believe will preserve the unique qualities of the Blindley Heath Country Show, whilst at the same time improving its content and geographical siting.

With immediate effect therefore, the SESHA (South Eastern Shire Horse Association) have now acquired the name and operation of the Blindley Heath Country Show. Whilst we are happy to remain in the background to offer SESHA any help they may need, all administration and day to day operations will be managed from Jackie’s show office and all enquiries should now be made direct to her.

We are genuinely sorry to let this very personal project move on, but we really feel it is a great opportunity and sincerely hope you will all support SESHA and Jackie Shearman as she moves in to "take over the reins"!!

Thank you all so much for not only the business support you have given us, but also for the friendships that have been forged over the years. We will all be at the show next year, but this time we will have time to enjoy the show itself and maybe even drink some cider. We would love you to join us.

Very best wishes to you all.

Graham, Sally, Nikki and Karen

BLINDLEY HEATH COUNTRY SHOW

The Blindley Heath Country Show - 30th April & 1st May 2017… not to be missed!

 

For more information regarding the show attractions or admission fees please use the navigation above. To book your tickets or for any other enquiries contact our team today on 01342 892216 or click on the button below.

 

 

A great day for all!

 

The first Blindley Heath Country Show was established in May 2005 as we felt, as both regular exhibitors and farmers, that the existing Agricultural County Shows were fast losing their farming and country roots, and were simply drifting into becoming highly commercialised events where the true interests of the visitors were being overlooked.  What place, really, have Jacuzzi’s, double glazing and adjustable beds got at an Agricultural Show?  Even more, do you really want to pay to go and see them?

 

In addition many of these shows have become prohibitively expensive to both exhibitors and visitors – in excess of £35.00 for a family ticket seems to be quite normal. The Blindley Heath Country Show was therefore started with a very clear edict.  All trade stands have to have a rural, farming or countryside connection, and any stands that did not comply with this would not be permitted. 

 

In addition all admission costs would be reasonable and food and drink offered for sale would be of very high quality at very reasonable prices.

 

 

Our idea has really worked!

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Over 120 trade stands have enjoyed a great trade and over 10,000 members of the public who attended last year expressed that the atmosphere is fantastic.

 

 

Blindley Heath Country Show on YouTube

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Crawley Happy Times reported on last year's show. Please click here to visit Crawley Happy Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A great day out for the whole family! come and visit a real country show - no jacuzzis, telephones or flying carpets!"