Family fun and flowers coming to town for the Emsworth Show

Crowds are expected to descend on Emsworth’s Recreation Ground for the annual Emsworth Show, organised by Emsworth Horticultural Society volunteers.

The event, taking place on bank holiday Monday, August 27 offers a whole host of fun for all the family.

As well as the judging of the various exhibits, an eclectic mix of more than 70 stalls will take to the Recreation Ground for the event, which has been running for more than 40 years.

The show will be officially opened by Gerry Shimbart, mayor of Havant and offers a mixture of events.

A host of fun activities are on offer for children, from bouncy castles, train and pony rides, to face painting, an inflatable slide and trampolines.

“Visitors can expect a real bumper, great show. We have got some fantastic arena events this year where you can get such good value for money. A family day out for a fiver, I don’t think you can get any better,” said Daphne Tomsett, chairman of the Emsworth Show.

Fun is on offer for pedigree participants, with a dog show taking place in the small arena.

Events will be taking place in the arenas, including displays from Zero Gravity Mountain Bikes, The Quack Pack and clog dancing.

Nigel Budgen, manager of Hillier’s Chichester Garden Centre will be involved in the prize giving and the presentation of children’s cups.

Local conservation and interest groups will also attend and there will be a grand auction of the produce at the end of the day.

The event is taking at the Recreation Ground on Horndean Road.

Gates open at 10.30am and admission is £2.50, accompanied children under 12 years go free.

Society members have requested that where possible visitors arrive on foot or by bike, because of limited parking, which costs £3.

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