Win tickets to the South's premier smallholding and rural crafts event
With less than three weeks to go July 6-7th 2013 will see The Smallholders Show open its gates for the 27th year at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.
A must for anyone with an interest in small-scale farming and agriculture, the show was originally staged at a farm in Surrey by a group of enthusiasts keen to introduce self-sufficiency to the wider public. It proved very popular and expanded steadily over the next few years until it outgrew its original venue and moved to it current home at The South of England Showground. Since then it has evolved and developed to deliver a showcase event for animals, products and equipment to interest smallholders old and new alike. The current organisers, Alison and Colin Dixie, took over the reins seven years ago and are committed to broadening the format with new attractions and exhibitors every year.
Discuss, compare or buy poultry, have your questions answered by the experts from the West Sussex and Kent Smallholders Associations, the Small Farm Training Group or Reigate Beekeepers. See a huge range of traditional crafts in action including spinning, coppicing, knotwork and basket making or see how the North American Indians used their self-sufficiency skills in their environment. There are plenty of activities for the kids too with a funfair, circus workshop and ferret racing to name but a few.
Of course there will also be plenty of food available, a beer tent and live music to enjoy.
The organisers of The Smallholders Show have kindly offered two pairs of free tickets to Pocket Farm readers. For your chance to win send your answer to the following question by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Pocket Farm c/o 20 Delfcroft, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0BH
For how many years has The Smallholders Show been held at The South of England Showground?
Date: 6-7July 2013
Venue: The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL
Entrance fees: £10 adult, £8 seniors, and £6 children (5-15 years). Family ticket is £26 and parking is free.
For more details visit the website here.
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