The Portishead Summer Show is the major event in the town’s calendar and is financed by the Portishead and District Horticultural Society. The Show costs more than £33,000 to stage. The organisation and manual work for the Show is all done by members of the Committee and volunteers. The marquees cover an area the size of a supermarket and has to be set up, run and disassembled all within one week!
As Organisers we continue to adapt to reflect changing times. Our current focus is on activities for our children and young people, promoting local country life, nature and the environment. This community event is also an outlet for showcasing our local talent. We are indebted to everyone who contributes to the Show’s success: members, patrons, sponsors, local businesses and organisations. The Society has close links with Portishead Floral Art Society, Portishead in Bloom and Local Allotments.
Financing the Show
Given that the Show costs in excess of £33,000 we really need the support of the Portishead Community in order to ensure its continuity (we have been going for 160 years). There are a number of ways you can support us:
You can visit the Show – a family of 4 can currently visit the Show for £16.00! – if paid in advance (£20 on the gate)
Become a member of the Society for just £20.00 – this gives you free entry to the Show at any time and the opportunity to attend the monthly members evenings with talks from gardening experts as well as the chance to enter the Members only classes.
Become a Patron – for as little as £30.00 you can become a Patron of the Show
Become a Business Patron – for £50 – this gives you two free entry tickets to the Show and details of patronage included on the website
Become a Sponsor – If you are a local business why not sponsor an Arena Event or one of the classes. We have a range of options – details of our Bronze, Silver and Gold packages are detailed below. If you are a large business and interested in becoming our Main Sponsor please contact us.
Become a Volunteer – Every year we rely on the help of our volunteers who work in all sorts of capacities and we welcome new volunteers to help with: Selling tickets and stewarding the gates, stewarding in the car park, stewarding in the marquees during the Show, setting up the Show and clearing tables and chairs at the end of the Show.
If you would like to help with the 2024 Summer Show please email us or ring 07989 140367. The future of our local Show is in your hands – the local people of Portishead!
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES FOR BUSINESSES
Sponsorship of visitors attraction (to be selected by us)
Recognition of sponsorship in the Show Schedule on sponsors page*
Recognition of sponsorship on website
Two free entry tickets
Silver – £150
Sponsorship of specific visitors attraction (see list below)
Recognition of sponsorship in the Show Competition Schedule * and pull out Entertainment Guide**
Recognition of sponsorship on website and Facebook page
Display of your company banner (to be supplied by you)
Two free entry tickets
Gold – £200
Sponsorship of specific visitors attraction
Commentator announcement to highlight your support of visitor attraction
Recognition of sponsorship in the Show Competition schedule and pull out entertainment guide
Recognition of sponsorship on website with company logo and Facebook page