“A great day out in the summer”

Our next Show is only a few weeks away –  Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th July 2024
Saturday 11.30 – 5.30 & Sunday 10.00 – 5.00

The Portishead Summer Show is a combination of a traditional flower and produce show and a country fair.  It is a real community event which has been going since 1863.

We will be taking entry forms for the class competitions  at the Folk Hall on Saturday 20th July between 10am and 3pm OR at The Show Field on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July between 10 and 7pm – however photographs must be handed in by 7pm on Monday. You can pick up a 2024 Competition Schedule from Carey’s, Solelution, Heaven on the Hill, Hensons Hobbies or Brackenwood or download a copy off the Competition Classes page.

Tickets are now available and selling well with a 20% discount (please note this is for a limited time) Single Adult –  £8.00 in advance (£10.00 on the gate) £12.00 weekend in advance (£15.00 on the gate).  Children under 17 are Free.

In addition to the arena attractions and competition classes, the Summer Show also offers the opportunity to shop with 85 trade stands – you can see a list of this years traders on the Traders 2024 page.

We have some fantastic entertainment lined up for the 2024 Show and have produced a free entertainment guide with what’s on and when, as well as a list of the fun dog show classes, the guides may be found in The Folk Hall, Library and some local shops.

Kevin’s Community Circus will be running circus skills workshops for children on Saturday.  The Mini Pony Show with Rollo and Sprout are here both days. The fabulous Aldabra Giant Tortoises will be with us on Sunday and M & M Gundogs.   Music from The Chicken Teddies and the Fab Twins a Beatles and 60’s tribute band and dance from the Stepping Stones School of Dance and Aspire School of Dance.   In addition Punch and Judy, Children’s Fun Sports and Children’s Fancy Dress Competition on Saturday.   There will also be the opportunity to have a go in the link marquee on a potters wheel or spinning wheel and the Church will be hosting some children’s activities.

We would like to thank Jack from Life:Aligned Chiropractic for his sponsorship of the Children’s Fun Sports, Chris Allcock for his sponsorship of the Aldabra Giant Tortoises and F.H. Halliday’s for sponsorship of the Fancy Dress Competition.

Some of the feedback from the public, traders and entertainers  for the 2023 and 2022 Shows:

”I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that goes on in the background to make this Show happen. It is always the highlight of the 1st week of the summer holidays, a chilled week with the craft box out for my daughter to use her imagination and to get creative. The excitement of the morning to go into the Show tent to see how she has got on it is almost like her face at Christmas.  Winning a rosette and some money is always a memory my daughter will cherish….’

“What a great summer spectacular show … even to the point of amazing … so busy … great organisation … so many happy faces … and as for the exceptional Hogg show … Giant Tortoises, Sheep and so on … captivating … and others … they will be remembered for their outstanding contributions.   Thanks to the organisers, what a day”

“It was my first visit and I was shocked at how many people were there and how well organised it all was”.

 

The Countryside

The Mini Pony Show with Rollo and Sprout.

not just a flower show!

With over 24,000 square feet under canvas for the horticultural, floral, handicrafts, children’s classes, cookery, photographs and art work.

Refreshments

 

We have our own refreshment tent in addition to freshly made sourdough pizzas from Woodfired Events, traditional ice-cream from Millards, Horseless Box Bar selling Prosecco, beer, cider, wine and Pimms and The Little Grey Horsebox selling Barista style coffee, hot chocolate and milk shakes.

Music & Entertainment

The 2024 includes music from The Chicken Teddies and The Fab Twins (a Beatles and 60’s tribute band) in addition to the Stepping Stones School of Dance, Aspire School of Dance, Children’s Fun Sports and also have Punch and Judy Shows on both days, which are popular with the children and adults!