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SPECIAL OFFER TICKETS FOR FAMILIES

Entry tickets for the Show this year are as follows:

New Family ticket – Two adults £20 and all children 16 and under are free

One adult entry ticket price – £10

Children 16 and under are free

PANTO HORSE RACING AT FILLONGLEY 2016

Following last year’s spectacular spectacle we are pleased to confirm that we will have not one, but TWO Fancy Dress Pantomime Horse Races during the day and both will be just one lap of the main ring.

For just £20, you, your club or your company can “buy” and name a horse for the days big race. Bring along your own star jockey and you could finish your day celebrating in the glamour and glory of the winner’s enclosure then taking home the big cash prizes for the owners of the fastest filly and the speediest stallion.

Get your jockeys on diets and in training now and contact us to reserve your ride. Don’t delay, we only have a limited number of the panto horse outfits.  This is a great opportunity for clubs, traders, Scouts, Young Farmers etc., to have some fun working as a team and possibly raise some money for your club.  Contact: Ian Farrar, ian.farrar@bhwt.org.uk for more information.

FIELD AND FARM COMPETITIONS 2016

The competitions start on February 3rd this year when the silage will be judged. Entry forms are being sent out and can also be downloaded HERE.

We are very grateful to Lichfield & District Agricultural Society for agreeing to judge our competitions this year.

Prizes and trophies for the 2016 winners will be awarded at our Annual Lunch on 6th November 2016

2016 SHOW

The date of the 2016 show is Sunday, 14th August. We are particularly interested in hearing from local businesses, including caterers, who might be interested in attending as well as looking forward to applications from our faithful regular traders. Please contact the secretary by email or telephone for more information, details on Contact Us page.

We are also planning ahead and want to hear from anyone, or group, who might be able to offer voluntary assistance to us on Show Day and in the run up to the Show.  The last two weeks in July and first two in August up to the show date are the times when extra hands are required.  This will not be a daily commitment.  Obviously, the week immediately prior to the Show is very  busy as is the Saturday before the Show opens.  Some tasks involve manual work such as marking out the field, helping to erect jumps for the Horse Show, erecting the Livestock pens, setting up tables in the Horticulture and Craft marquee and setting up cages in the Poultry marquee and a wide variety of other tasks including some of a clerical nature.  If you feel you might be able to help us then please get in touch.

Our show has been held every year with interruptions only when we suffered with outbreaks of foot and mouth and for 3 years during the wars. The Society has moved with the times and The Show is not just for farmers but for everyone of all ages.

2015/16 BURSARY WINNERS

Great news as this year we have chosen two well deserved winners of the Bursary.   Both Alexandra Hall and Helen Rowland will receive £500 each to support them in their studies.   Alexandra received her cheque at the Annual Lunch yesterday.  The Society also decided to rename the Bursary this year.  It was at Zilla Cookes suggestion that the Society created a Bursary and in remembrance of her the Society has renamed it.  The Bursary will be now be known as the Zilla Cookes Bursary for Higher Education in Agricultural Studies. Click here for a 2016 Application Form.

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Chairman’s Scribbles

 It hardly seems nearly 12 months since I was last welcoming you to Fillongley Show.  We were very fortunate with the weather last year and I hope we have a nice sunny day this year, however looking out of the window at the moment on St Swithin’s Day it is once again raining which if the prophecy comes true rain is now set in for the next 40 days!  

We have had encouraging feedback from visitors regarding the new catering area with seating; so we have brought in some different food outlets for you to try.