Traditional Hertfordshire Half term activity - The Herts County Show

May 21st 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

With the Hertfordshire half term holiday nearly upon us, from 28th May to the 1st June 2018, what are you up to? If you live in St Albans or Harpenden the Hertfordshire County Show is a tradition. At the show, you can find out everything you need to know about local food, farming and agriculture.

With this gathering of farmers comes an amazing Hertfordshire event. The Farmyard is set to be bigger and better than ever this year as ever including an interactive, ‘sit in’ combine harvester, vintage and modern tractors. Farmyard animals and beekeeping talks by Rothamsted research, crops and oils.  A firm favourite pig racing will be back! And completely new, never see before Tractor Ted! He will be bringing his bouncy castle, activity trail, digger den and welly wrangling.

The Hertfordshire Agricultural Society is also delighted to announce three new acts for the Jubilee. The Stampede Stunt Company brings new unseen horse stunts and tricks. Think blindfolds, human pyramids, weaponry and fire! The Stampede Stunt Company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire so they are locals too.

The Imps Motorcycle Team is now a headline act at the Hertfordshire County Show. The display is made up of six to sixteen-year-olds although their youngest rider is only five years old! The Imps will have you mesmerised by an unmissable display of discipline and skill. 

Then there is the Heavy Horse Display To Music Julia Kitchen will be doing a full breed rundown on all the horses we have with us on the day, explaining about the breed and the type of work they did in the early days and what the breeds are all now doing in the present times including the ridden display to music. 

For a full day out just a stone’s throw from Harpenden or St Albans, The Hertfordshire Show is bound to deliver.