June 20 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Thursday, May 17, 2012
THE 2012 Hertfordshire County Show takes place next month and the Welwyn Hatfield Times has five family tickets – each admitting two adults and two children – to win in our latest competition.
"Although the Hertfordshire County Show is already widely acknowledged as the best value for money community event in the county, we are determined to extend our growing reputation in 2012."
The 126th Hertfordshire County Show, at The Showground in Redbourn, is always the highlight of the county’s events calendar.
And this year there will be a double red, white and blue celebration in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee over the same weekend – Saturday, June 2 to Sunday, June 3 – and the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.
Every year the County Show gets bigger and better, and with more than 50 hours of free entertainment each day, there are no ‘hidden extra’ charges for the wide range of high-quality displays and demonstrations, including the All Human Circus, simulator rides, face painting, Punch and Judy and lots, lots more.
And to help combat the on-going gloom and doom surrounding the UK economy, the show is offering a significant 20 per cent discount for tickets with no booking fee, together with free parking. But hurry, as this special offer ends on Friday, May 25.
Show secretary Mike Harman said: “Although the Hertfordshire County Show is already widely acknowledged as the best value for money community event in the county, we are determined to extend our growing reputation in 2012.
“We strongly believe that the 2012 family advance ticket at £31.60, admitting two adults and two children, offers exceptional entertainment value at less than £5 per hour, per family!”
This year’s popular Grand Ring attractions are Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team, the Devil’s Horsemen on Saturday, together with the spectacular Chariots of Fire display on Sunday.
New for this year, and competing on both days, is the fast moving and action-packed Mounted Games equestrian display, with four teams striving for the prestigious gold medal.
This year’s main show education event is the Hertfordshire Primary Schools Art competition.
The themes are the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Three winning entries will each receive a £150 cash prize for educational resources, and school class entry tickets to the Willows Farm Village in London Colney. All the finalists, and the winning entries, will be on display in the Hertfordshire County Council marquee at the show.
* As Herts County Show sponsors, the Welwyn Hatfield Times has teamed up with organisers of the annual agricultural extravaganza to offer five family passes to the June 2-3 event as competition prizes.
These family passes currently cost £31.60 and admit two adults and two children to The Showground for one day only and the winner can chose to attend either on the Saturday or Sunday.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the family tickets, simply answer the following question:
Which display team can be seen in the Grand Ring on the Sunday?
A) Lord of the Rings
B) Chariots of Fire
C) Martin Offiah
To enter, text WHT SHOW followed by your answer, name, address and postcode to 80058, eg WHT SHOW A John Smith, 31a Howardsgate, WGC, AL8 6AP. Texts cost 50p plus your standard network rate.
* The 2012 Herts County Show takes place on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.
* Gates open at 8.30am on both days, and visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic delays at peak times, with 35,000 expected to attend over the two days.
* Advance day tickets are valid for either the Saturday or Sunday and are available from the ticket hotline on 0844 850 2122.
* The show’s Diamond Jubilee celebration theme is Red, White and Blue.
* Terms and conditions: The competition closes at noon on Sunday, May 27, 2012. There are five family tickets to the County Show to be won.
The winners will be the first correct entries selected at random after the closing date.
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