Knebworth House to host new country show this summer

PUBLISHED: 17:04 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:26 14 April 2016

Knebworth House will host the Knebworth Country Show in July

Knebworth House will host the Knebworth Country Show in July

Robert James Ryder

Hertfordshire stately home Knebworth House will host a new two-day country show this summer.

Knebworth House will host the Knebworth Country Show in JulyKnebworth House will host the Knebworth Country Show in July

The Knebworth Country Show will take place over the weekend of Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.

Set within the spectacular grounds of the Knebworth estate, the family-orientated show will boast everything from world-class field sports competitions to have-a-go opportunities.

Run by award-winning event organiser Countryman Fairs, the action-packed weekend will also offer hundreds of exhibition stands, picnic areas, a jam-packed main arena schedule, children’s entertainment, food festival, craft and antiques fairs and live folk music.

Established in 1983, Countryman Fairs’ portfolio also includes the Kelmarsh Country Show, Highclere Country Show, Sussex Country Show, Broadlands Country Show, Lowther Show and the Midland Game Fair.

Knebworth House’s website states: “We are delighted to announce a new Country Show.

“There will be countryside activities, championship events, entertainment and first-class demonstrations in the spectacular setting of Knebworth Park.”

Arena events will include the ‘Lamb National’ sheep racing, Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team The Devil’s Horsemen, and the Rockwood Dog Display stunt dog team.

There will also be a clay pigeon shooting festival, gundog championships, archery and a ‘Terrier & Lurcher’ show.

There will be clay shooting at the Knebworth Country ShowThere will be clay shooting at the Knebworth Country Show

Families will find plenty of fun activities, plus traditional rural crafts and the first Knebworth Folk Roots Festival.

The show box office for tickets is now open.

Visitors can save up to £6 per ticket by taking advantage of the early-bird discount and purchasing them before noon on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

An advance one-day adult ticket costs £13.

Full price tickets at £15 will be available at the entrance each day.

The best value ticket is a two-day adult pass, which costs £24 – just £12 a day.

Accompanied children aged 15 years and under are free and do not need a ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online via

Tickets are not available to purchase via the Knebworth House online ticketing.

Gates to Knebworth will open at 8.30am and the event closes at 5pm, with last admission 3.30pm.

During the Knebworth Country Show weekend, there will be no general admission to the Gardens, Dinosaur Trail, Adventure Playground or Park.

Visitors’ Country Show event admission tickets will include these areas.

Event ticket holders may also visit Knebworth House for a small extra supplement, payable at the house door.

There is no general Knebworth House admission for those without Country Show tickets.

For more information, visit

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