Herts County Show looking to beat the credit crunch

HERTFORDSHIRE County Show aims to beat the credit crunch this year, and plans to bring in more than 30,000 people. The event organisers have predicted the county s 123rd show to be the biggest and best ever, offering the people of Hertfordshire a value f

HERTFORDSHIRE County Show aims to beat the credit crunch this year, and plans to bring in more than 30,000 people.

The event organisers have predicted the county's 123rd show to be the biggest and best ever, offering the people of Hertfordshire 'a value for money, fun-filled day out for all the family'.

The show is due to take place on the weekend of May 23 and 24, offering a full programme of entertainment and activities at the Redbourn showground.

Show secretary Mike Harman said: "With the credit crunch, people thought the quality of the entertainment would go down but it has turned out that this year's show will be the biggest it has ever been."


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New additions to this year's programme include a tribute to the original 65 Hertfordshire Land Army Girls and a Timber Corps tribute display.

Other highlights will be BBC TV's Gus Dermody's sheepdog display, the Casablanca Steps 1940s musical quartet and, for the first time, Hertfordshire's air ambulance will be on display.

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The show's main educational event should inspire primary schools across Hertfordshire to use recycled material to create a 'green farm in a shoebox'.

The three winning entries will each receive a �100 cash prize for educational resources and a school class ticket to Willows Farm Village in London Colney.

To help combat the economic gloom, the show will be offering a 25 per cent discount for advance tickets, with a family ticket costing �25.50 for two adults and two children.

Mr Harman said: "All entertainment after entrance is completely free.

"We are determined to extend our growing reputation as the best value for money community event in the county.

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