Win family tickets to the 2012 Herts County Show

PUBLISHED: 16:43 16 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:59 16 May 2012

Herts County Show 2011.

Herts County Show 2011.

Archant

WE’RE offering Herts Advertiser readers the chance to win tickets to the 126th Herts County Show.

The show, at The Showground in Redbourn, is always the highlight of the county’s event 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 actioned-packed Mounted Games equestrian display, with four teams striving for the prestigious gold medal.

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.

As event sponsors, the Herts Advertiser has teamed up with organisers of the annual agricultural extravaganza to offer five family passes to the show 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 HA SHOW followed by your answer, name, address and postcode to 80058, eg HA SHOW A John Smith, 5 Harpenden Road, St Albans, AL3 6BP. Texts cost 50p plus your standard network rate.

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. Usual Archant promotion rules apply – visit www.hertsad.24.co.uk or call customer services on 0207 633 5020.

* Advance day tickets are valid for either the Saturday or Sunday and are available from the ticket hotline on 0844 850 2122.

Picnics are welcomed, and two picnic marquees are available for everybody to enjoy the best value for money community event in Hertfordshire.

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 actioned-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 always, the Food Hall, Horticultural Marquee, Hertfordshire Food & Farming Marquee, Autorama sites, together with the Shopping and Craft Marquees will offer plenty of opportunities for window shoppers looking for some unusual items, and lots of top quality bargains. If you would like a special eating experience, you can also visit the new “Eat & Drink Hertfordshire” Food Court in the Countryside Arena offering the best Hertfordshire home-grown produce cooked fresh at the Show.

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. PLEASE HURRY! The 20 per cent advance ticket discount offer ends on Friday May 25.

Mr Harman added: “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!

“We warmly invite both first time visitors, and our regular Show supporters, to come and enjoy the unique Hertfordshire County Show experience on Saturday and Sunday June 2-3 at our Redbourn Showground.”


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