2016 Show Dates
Welcome to the Wanborough Show
2016 is the 85th year of Wanborough Shows
|Dates for your Diary|
|(Rescheduled) Spring Horse Show||18th June 2016|
|Summer Show & Carnival||20th August 2016|
Flower and Produce Show 2016
Saturday 20th August 2016
The Flower and Produce Show is fast approaching and if your garden is anything like ours it is growing at an amazing speed.
So we really hope that you will now be thinking about what you might like to enter in the ‘great’ Wanborough Flower and Produce Show in August. Check out all the different classes in the 2016 schedule and I am sure you will find that whether you are a gardeners, arts and crafts person or cook there will be something in there for you to have a go at.
Mobile Garden Competition: Last year we had a brilliant response to our new competition to grow a mobile garden on a particular theme. We had some unusual and imaginative gardens on the theme of Wildlife.
Once again this year you can create a living garden in the confines of any wheeled conveyance about the size of a wheelbarrow. It must contain plants and any other added materials to fit the theme. The theme for 2016 is ‘An Artist’s Garden’. This should reflect the work of a named artist.
Hanging Basket or Planter: There is also a competition for the best hanging basket or planter in the Parish. So why not have a go at winning the Parish County Trophy with your best creation. You do not even have to bring it to the show, we will judge it in situ.
Photography Competition: Get out with your camera and take some photos for this year’s competition. The themes are as follows:
- Feed the Birds
- Food Glorious food
- Flower Power
- Quintessentially English
For those of you who live outside of the Parish and have made an effort to enter the show but been unable to win an award because of where you live we have introduced the 'Visitors Trophy'. This will be awarded to the entrant who lives outside the Parish and has the highest points of all visitors to the show.
We hope that helps you get going with your entries for this year’s show.
Sue and Adrian Dent
Summer Pony Show
Our shows are all about families having fun. Most importantly that means the children having fun and giving them the opportunity to join in. We have therefore decided to hold a Mini Children's Horse Show (or rather pony show). If you just want a bit of fun on your pony or don't feel ready to compete in more serious shows then look no further. If you don't ride, but simply love ponies then come along and watch. Great entertainment for both horsey and non-horsey people with lots of laughter and giggles guaranteed.
If you have any horse related enquiries, please contact Gill on 01793 330059 or e-mail Wanborough horse show or look us up on FaceBook
Interesting Vehicles 2016
Are there enough interesting vehicles in and around the parish of Wanborough to put on a display?
It was a question which cropped up a few year ago and the answer of course was...' Yes!'
So in 2013 we staged a new attraction which we have run successfully each year since a vehicle display which has included some fabulous cars, old, new, customised, restored and original. We’ve been proud to have a pre-war tandem bicycle, some classic motor bikes, scooters and glittering Harleys. Wanborough’s farming heritage has been well represented too with vehicles ranging from shepherd’s huts to steam engines. We’ve had earth movers and tractors some old, some new, some very large and some quite small!
Last year we topped that with an even greater range of vehicles including static engines and classic commercial vehicles. To add to the fun local bike and scooter enthusiasts have put on a fine ‘mods and rockers’ show.
This year we hope to do even better and whatever turns up on the day we feel sure it will give us plenty to enjoy share and chat about.
Great news - Ken Fry who used to organise our Dog Shows has returned and agreed to once again run them for us. This means that we will be presenting a Dog Show at both the Spring and August shows this year as we have done in the past. We hope that all our past competitors will return and enter and make the dog show once again a key event in the wanborough show diary
Park and Ride
As usual we will be operating our park and ride from the village pubs The following map shows where this is available
About our Show
Wanborough Show is a small country show. It is a one day event, bigger than a village fete, but small enough not to lose its intimacy, unlike some of the larger events in the area.
Located in the village of Wanborough just 1.5 miles from J15 of the M4, 5 miles from the centre of Swindon and amid a cluster of villages on the edge of the Wiltshire downs, it is easily accessible for many people.
The Show is organised by a committee of volunteers on a 'not-for-profit' basis. All charges for commercial stands, at the gate and other money raised is used to cover the costs of staging the event. Any surplus funds at the end of the year are distributed to local organisations and worthy causes.