The 63rd Curdridge Country Show & Barn Dance took place earlier this year on Saturday 16th July. We hope that everyone who joined us – visitors and exhibitors alike had a fantastic day!
The weather was scorching hot which proved to be too hot for some. There was a fantastic atmosphere on the showground with lots of people milling around enjoying the entertainment and activities. Sadly the flying display from Falcon High and the Dog Show both had to be cancelled due to the heat but there were plenty more entertainers performing in the arena with Little Black Dress, Joanna Vowles School of Dance, Curdridge Primary School children, Big Noise Community Samba Band and Urban Displays – a mountain bike stunt display.
As well as being a much-loved community event, the Show raises funds for the Curdridge Reading Room & Recreation Grounds Charity. The charity is responsible for managing and maintaining the premises and grounds that are used by many and are a valuable resource for the village. We are delighted that this year’s Show raised a little over £11,000. This is a fantastic amount which will help to support the charity which has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. Without the funds raised by the Show, the future of the charity would be in jeopardy and the Trustees really appreciate your support.
Thank you to everyone who came along and took part. Not forgetting our fantastic volunteers who gave up their time and energy to help us put on the Show.
Click on the image below to see some photo’s of the day.
As well as entertainment and activities, there were a huge variety of trade stands to peruse. Details of who exhibited at the 2022 Show can be found by clicking here: 2022 Exhibitors
The Horticultural Show was back in the marquee. The standard of entries was high which made judging a challenge for our volunteers!
It was lovely to see some of our regulars taking part again as well as some new faces joining in the fun. The Horticultural Show is a great fun way to show off your garden or allotment produce, crafts, baking, photography or artwork and there is a good selection of classes for your children to enter and join in!
There were some great prizes to win in our Grand Draw donated by local residents and local businesses. For the full list of prizes, please click on the image.
The Barn Dance was very popular again this year which was lovely to see following the challenges of the last couple of years. Everyone had a great evening, there was lots of dancing and much laughter. The Red Robin Ceilidh Band debuted at the Barn Dance this year and kept a lively beat to keep everyone entertained. Thank you to all those who supported us by buying tickets and coming along.
A huge thank you to our sponsors this year who were White & Guard, The White House – Curdridge, Silverlake, The Cricketers Inn – Curdridge, Stewarts Garden Centres, Cornerstone Healthcare, Purbeck Ice Cream, Churchill Retirement Living, Raw Pet Food Pantry and Kimberley Garrod Photography. Without the support of local businesses it would be significantly harder to put on a show to the scale that our regular visitors have come to expect and we are incredibly grateful.
Please click on the image below to see the show programme which contains the full details about the 2022 Show.