Friday, 27 August 2010

Bordeaux-Undiscovered at Moreton-in-Marsh Show – Saturday 4th September 2010

We are going to take our wines to our first Show on Saturday 4th September at the Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show in Gloucestershire . . . so please come and have a chat with Nick, Sue and the team! We will have all our wines there for you to sample and we would love to see you!

Moreton-in-Marsh is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is the UK's biggest one-day agricultural show and attracts around 18,000 visitors each year. The show grounds sit on part of the Batsford Estate (famous for its arboretum) and Moreton-in-Marsh is a pretty market town situated right on the junction of the Fosse Way and the A44 with the Four Shires Stone (marking the historical boundaries between the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire for 12 centuries).

The Show is a superb day out and there is lots to see and do. There are around 250 trade stands at the Show selling everything from farm equipment and gardening gear to designer clothes and toys, as well as a wide selection of food and drink. All of this is complemented by a full day of family entertainment including a Vintage Motorcycle and Tractor Parade, Duck Herding, the Batsford Falconry and Terrier Racing.

This year the Romans will be returning (the remains of a Roman Settlement lie under one of the fields adjacent to the show ground) to entertain the crowds. Roman Tours Ltd ( will present and illuminate the life of Roman soldiers, who were an integral part of Moreton-in-Marsh heritage. Visitors to the Moreton Show will be able to explore a Roman Encampment to experience what life would have been like in Roman times. Children will have the opportunity to participate by becoming soldiers for the day and take part in the battles and marches that will take place in the Attractions Arena.

To add to the excitement there will be a display in the Grand Arena by Guido Louis and his Rockin’ Horse Stunt Team. A mixture of medieval style riding and post apocalyptic showmanship, this group of highly skilled stunt men and women have entertained the Sultan of Oman and King of Bahrain, as well as having trained film crews in the art of horsemanship.

You can see horses, cattle (including the National Show of Poll Hereford Cattle), sheep (including the National Show of Cotswold Sheep), goats, poultry, dogs, crafts, flowers and even scarecrows. Horses have been an important part of the Show for many generations and there are a diverse range of classes in recognition of the many types of horses within the county. The Show offers competitors the chance to qualify for national championships and also the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

The Countryside & Heritage Area includes ancient craft demonstrations, hedging and walling demonstrations, the Land Rover Experience and a digger driver competition, as well as a "Field to Plate" display - a grain chain where visitors can follow wheat through to bread, barley through to beer, and oilseed rape through to cooking oil. Maybe we should suggest grape to wine!

The Home and Garden Section is the one area of the Moreton Show which allows local people of all ages and skill levels to come and display what they have produced with their own hands during the year. The range of classes includes handicrafts, home cooking, art, photography, floral displays, wines and WI.

So please come and join in! The Moreton-in-Marsh Show ground is situated off the A429 north of the town. You can buy tickets and get travel directions from their website here.

3 comments:

lostpastremembered said...

I drove right by there, Sue! Sorry I can't be there. I hope you have lots of fun and get a ton of new customers!

Pam said...

How fun! Wish I were there! Good luck with it all and have a great time with lots of sales!

Sue said...

Thanks for your good wishes girls!

. . . I am so excited!