The Show

Saturday 26th May 2018, 8AM – 5:15PM.

The High Weald, in particular, is well known for the diversity of its landscape, crafts, food stuffs and expertise passed from generation to generation.  You will gain a snap shot of the region by visiting our Show.

Below you will find a snap shot of just some of the exciting things going on in some of the sections of the Showground and what you can expect to find.  See the drop down Menlo on The Show tab to see more detailed information.

The Sheep Show

The Sheep Show

On top of the formal sheep judging, showgoers can also watch the unique Sheep Show! Appearing at over 100 shows a year and in front of an estimated audience of 2.5 million people, this unique show has captured the hearts of many.

The New Zealand style team of presenters educate and entertain with their fantastic sheep all over the country. ‘Nobby’ the Norfolk Horn stands centre stage while others are introduced to their podiums. We learn about each breed’s attributes and how wool from the sheep’s back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration is well commentated and has the audience captivated.

The 30 minute show is cleverly devised and is highly entertaining and extremely informative, a rare combination. The highlight of the show is the “The sheep show Hustle – Dancing sheep!!

Time of Show:  1000-1030, 1200-1230, 1330-1400, 1530-1600

www.thesheepshow.co.uk

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Country Ways:  The artisan area of the Heathfield Show with demonstrations of traditional crafts and enter on the day terrier racing open to all.

 

Education:  Hands on experiences for all.  Young Farmers and Plumpton also have areas in this marquee

 

Farmers Market:  Local producers sell showcase their local produce all made within a 20 mile radius of the Heathfield Show

 

Flower Show:  Flower arranging competition

 

Micro Brewery:  Organised by 360* brewery but show casing beers from all over the region.

 

New Enterprise Zone:  Businesses who have been trading for less than a year have the opportunity to promote their products at the Heathfield Show.

 

The Imps

The Imps

From the sound of revving engines to the awe of a billowing fire jump and the suspense of a multiple motorcycle combination ‘cross-over’ routine, The Imps will have you mesmerised by an unmissable display of discipline and skill. Furthermore, you will be stunned to learn that the youngest performer is only five years old!

The Imps Motorcycle Display Team, noted for its impeccable smart red tunics and highly disciplined spectacular show originated in the 1970’s from The Hackney Adventure Holiday Project – a charity founded by Roy Pratt MBE that provided holidays in the country for under privileged young people. Some of the children found a dysfunctional old ‘motorbike’ – one thing led to another and a motorcycle display team, uniquely comprising young people aged six to sixteen, emerged.

Poultry:  This beautiful marquee is designed to educate as well as be fun. Large fenced off runs will predominate dressed with trees, plants, furniture for groups of poultry to wander. Within the area will be a children’s corner for colouring and decorating outlines of poultry. This area is always worth a visit.

Trade Stands:  Over 200 stands selling everything from jam to jacuzzis, from shoes to sheds.  By a tractor at this year’s Show!

 

Vintage Tractors:  Everybody likes an old tractor.  Vote for your favourite tractor.

 

WI:  Bake off Heffle WI style and perhaps more surprisingly, decorated under pants!