event which was first held in 1921, has a huge range of activities,
demonstrations and entertainment and attracts over 100,000 visitors
each year. An added talking point is that this is the first show
since the Forest was awarded National Park status.
show brings together traditional country pursuits, new exhibitions
and demonstrations and celebrates rural life. Main events this year
include the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Bobb Hogg's Sheepdog
Display and the Shetland Pony Grand National.
jumping is another prominent feature at the show with three days
of competitive classes. Other
equestrian events include heavy horses, miniature horses and horse
and pony classes.
is a full range of equestrian classes, livestock competitions (pigs,
cattle and sheep) plus a poultry section, rabbits, cage birds, and
Countryside features and woodland activities include thatching,
lumberjack sports, chain saw sculpture and demonstrations of modern
also the chance to find out everything you need to know about bees
and honey, pole-climbing, or you can get up close and personal with
four-legged and feathered friends in the show farm and New Forest
busy food tent
bus service is available from Brockenhurst station to the Showground
in addition to the regular routes from Lymington Quay.
It's thought the show generates more than £5 million over
the three days for exhibitors and surrounding hotels, shops, restaurants
and camp sites.
Win some food
from some of the New Forest Show exhibitors.
Before you go, check the weather
New Forest Show 2004
Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th July
New Park, Brockenhurst
Ticket info: 01590 622409