Hertfordshire County Show

May 21st 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Hertfordshire County Show

Many families move to Harpenden and St Albans to bring their families closer to country life. The Hertfordshire County Show is an annual staple for bringing your family closer to the outdoors life. This May bank holiday weekend 25th & 26th May 2019 The Hertfordshire County Show have upped their game again. 

On the local food and drink side they have brought in Harpenden company Gusto to run the Farmers Bar and Kitchen. This Harpenden based company want to turn it into a ‘must visit’, rustic hub of food and drink. They are now serving up breakfast as well as lunch and dinner from as soon as the Show opens at 8.30am.

You can ‘Shop Local’ again this year in two ‘Made In Hertfordshire’ Marquees and the ‘Hertfordshire Etsy’ marquee, giving you even more opportunities to buy bespoke, beautifully crafted work, from some of the county’s finest craftsmen.

There are of course loads of headlining attractions from the Atkinson Action Horses, a stunt and liberty display team to The Hertfordshire Farmers who will also be taking centre stage with their ‘Fantastic Forklifts’ display. For the kids, pig racing will be back in the Hertfordshire Farmyard! As is Tractor Ted and he’ll have his bouncy castle, as well as a Digger Den, the Driving Track, Welly Wanging and the Activity Trail close at hand. Professor Crump will be roaming around the Showground all weekend at 8ft tall, you can’t miss him.

For older kids, there is the Climbing Wall, on Flamstead Drive you’ll find a brand new 7m high climbing wall. In the new BMX arena, there will be four shows a day, and then afterwards, you can even have a go at doing your own tricks. The Dinky Derby will see talented child jockeys race their Shetland ponies in the Jubilee Arena on Sunday. And The Hertfordshire show has even invented the School Scurry Showdown asking local head teachers to take part in a Hurry Scurry School Showdown.