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Kenilworth Show - Coronavirus (Covid-19)
We have received a number of calls regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Kenilworth Show. At this present time it is our intention that the show will go on. The government has not placed any restrictions on events and we will continue to follow guidance provided by the government.
We are however keeping a close watch on the situation and we shall inform all those concerned immediately should we be required to cancel the show this year.
Coventry and Warwickshire’s largest one-day agricultural show is moving to a new home at Stoneleigh Park – amid fears it would have to move out of the area following HS2’s acquisition of local land.
The Kenilworth Show will be taking place on a different site to previous years but will still be going ahead in the region for the 77th year in succession on Saturday, June 6.
The showground has moved further towards Leamington following discussions with Stoneleigh Park and HS2.
The show, which is organised annually by the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS) will again feature a wide range of entertainment and agricultural programme.
In 2019 the show saw heavy rain but thousands still flocked to the show which regularly attracts in excess of 12,000 people from across the region and beyond
The move to the new showground will not affect the size of show.
Alongside the livestock competitions, which attracted more than 500 cattle and sheep entries last year, traditional country show homecraft competitions will also return.
It will also feature a brimming equine competition schedule, a vast array of trade stands, activities in the countryside area and an education marquee.
Charlie Weetman, director of the Kenilworth Show, said: “We have been working closely with HS2 and Stoneleigh Park to ensure that the show goes ahead this year as near to our regular site as possible.
“The team there has been great in accommodating the requirements of our showground and now we’re hard at work to put on another fantastic show.
“We are committed to ensuring the show stays right here in our area of Warwickshire, as we continue to showcase machinery, equipment and the region’s agriculture.
“In many ways the show has never been more important and relevant, highlighting how food is brought to the table and stressing the quality produce which is produced in the UK and from the local area.”
Colin Hooper, estates director at Stoneleigh Park, added: “We have been in constant dialogue with Charlie and KADAS to make sure the show goes ahead and is as accessible as ever.
“The Kenilworth Show is a great event for the entire region and at Stoneleigh Park we are committed to supporting its future. We’re looking forward to welcoming the show back later this year.”
Gates will open at 9am on Saturday, June 6. Entry on the gate is priced at £15.
Advanced tickets cost £12.50 and will be available from www.kenilworthshow.co.uk from Wednesday, April 1. Tickets can also be purchased from Farmers Fayre at Stoneleigh Park.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of showgoers as they flocked to Stoneleigh Park for the annual Kenilworth Show.
The 76th instalment of the show, which is organised by Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), battled through adverse weather conditions to celebrate agriculture from across Coventry and Warwickshire.
It attracted visitors from around the country, for what is expected to be the last time the show is held on its current site – due to planned HS2 works.
Favourites including the grand parade of livestock, displays of modern farm machinery were among the main ring entertainment, along with Paul Hannam’s Quad Bike Display Team.
New features for this year included the Inter Hunt Team Relay, sponsored by Lodders Solicitors, with the team from Cotswold hunt winning the inaugural Ted Edgar Memorial Trophy.
Around 500 cattle and sheep were entered into the traditional livestock competitions, with in excess of 600 entries into the homecraft competitions.
It also hosted a packed equine schedule and an informative education area, with visitors learning more about agriculture and associated industries throughout the day.
Charlie Weetman, director of the Kenilworth Show, said: “The Kenilworth Show is always a fantastic celebration of agriculture across the region and this year’s show was no different.
“Despite the weather, thousands came out to Stoneleigh Park to enjoy the entertainment we had on offer and learn more about the farming industry in Coventry and Warwickshire.
“We expect this will be the last time we are on this exact site due to planned HS2 works, but we are working hard to secure a site for next year’s show.
“It’s a culmination of 12 months hard work and planning behind the scenes. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in putting on this year’s event and for their continued support over the years.”
CAR SOS presenter Fuzz Townshend will be on hand to judge the classic car competition at the Kenilworth Show.
Fuzz, who has recently moved to Kenilworth, will present the Peter Yardley Perpetual Cup to the best car on display.
It will be the third time the trophy has been presented, which remembers ardent show supporter Peter Yardley, who passed away in 2016.
The cars will be on show throughout the day and will also do a short tour of the Main Ring, giving visitors the chance to see the classic vehicles in action.
Fuzz said: “I'm looking forward to visiting the Kenilworth Show on Saturday and to seeing plenty of locally kept classic vehicles.
“Whether they be shiny showboats or hard-worked 'oily rag' machines, I know that they're all cherished by their owners and I'm hoping to pick out one or two for special awards.
“However, I know that classic cars are only one part of this great, local show so checking out the many aspects of life in and around my new home town of Kenilworth will be a pure personal pleasure, whatever the weather. I hope to see you there.”
Gates open at 9am on Saturday, June 8 and a free shuttle bus will run from Kenilworth Clock Tower to the show throughout the day.
Advance tickets cost £12.50 and are available from www.kenilworthshow.co.uk – with entry priced at £15 on the day.
Tickets can also be purchased from Kenilworth Library and Farmers Fayre at Stoneleigh Park.