Thousands are expected at village show
Change of location gives event a boost
PEOPLE are expected to flock to a popular village show to be held this weekend.
The annual Chalfont St Giles Village Show, which regularly attracts thousands of people each year, will go ahead on Saturday.
The event has been changed from its usual location at Stone and Silden Meadows because the ground there has not fully recovered from the heavy rain during the winter and spring.
Organisers feared that they might have to cancel the show, which has been running annually for 100 years, but came to an arrangement with Michael Tucker, who owns Cameron Farm, in Narcot Lane, for the event to take place there.
The new site will allow the entire event to take place in one field rather than the usual two and there will be parking for at least 2,000 cars, so organisers are hoping it will prove to be successful as ever.
Among this year’s attractions will be rides in a tethered balloon, falconry displays, a sheep show and a kite display.
As well as this there will be a host of stalls selling a variety of different items, as well as other attractions to enjoy throughout the day.
Chairman of the show’s organising committee Rob Fowler said: “The show has been going for 100 years, so it would have been a disaster to cancel it.
“We think it will be just as successful as it always is and we’re hoping to see loads of people on the day.”
Tickets are £5 for adults in advance and £6 on the day. Senior citizens and juniors pay £3 each and under-fives go free.
Tickets are available to buy in a number of different village shops.
For more details on the show, and what will be happening on the day, go to www.csgshow.org/ show.
BIG DAY: (Above and top) Last year’s show was a huge success