Aug 24, 2013 -
Aug 25, 2013
Egham, Surrey, TW20 9NW
The show has now been going for over 150 years. It is held over the August bank holiday weekend in Caddey’s field, Egham close to Runnymede famous for its own history, and is approximately 40 minutes west of London.
The Show was founded in 1857 to encourage the local farmers and their labourers in their work. Life has changed dramatically in Egham since that date and the Show has moved into the 21st century to reflect this, and offers a range of activities for visitors. One of its main features is a giant horticultural marquee - the site of hotly-contested horticultural and floral competitions.
There is also an animal marquee with livestock competitions, a crafts marquee, models tent, children's activities, Punch and Judy shows, Archery, Falconry and entertainment in the main arena all day long.
Around the showground visitors can enjoy steam and traction engines, a vintage car display, martial arts demonstrations, and the ever popular dog show. Trade stands and catering are always busy and the new Music and Real Ale marquee is very popular entertaining the crowds with a variety of live music and selling ciders, beers and a real ale specially brewed for the show each year. There is also a traditional display of good old children's entertainment of Punch and Judy.
The weekend event holds a special place in the hearts of residents across the area and feature fun, music, horticultural and craft stalls. The aim of the show is to mix the agricultural and horticultural themes of yesteryear with the style of attractions that will appeal to younger visitors.