The G&S Spring Countryside Show NOT to go ahead


*EDITED – the G&S Spring Countryside Show has been re-scheduled: it will now happen on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June 2024. See more here *

Turnpike Showground has been a victim of the recent onslaught of wet weather, and the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Countryside Show has been forced to cancel.

Show Organiser Cat Harris told The BV that the board had made the difficult decision to call off the show, due to the extremely waterlogged ground.

One of the Spring Countryside Show car parks over the Easter weekend

“It’s been a tough and heartbreaking decision, but the ground conditions will not support the set up of the Show. Although the event is still a month away, we had to make a call now – the large, heavy machinery is due on the showground to begin build in just a week’s time, and the ground is simply too waterlogged to make that safe: we cannot put contractors or the public at risk.

“We are hopeful that the show can be re-scheduled, but have obviously been hampered by the long bank holiday, and we will need a few more days to make that final decision. Obviously it’s incredibly disappointing, and the team are working hard to get all the systems in place. We ask the public for a little patience – the refund process will be online within a couple of days.”

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is on the 14th and 15th August 2024.


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