Virtual Hurst Show Events

In addition to the various competitions taking place throught June, there is a full schedule of events taking place over the Show weekend. Don't forget to visit the numerous stalls, online and in the village.

Food and drink will also be available throughout the weekend.

Some of your Show favourites will be popping up on Facebook all over next weekend. There should be something there to keep everyone entertained!

Posts will go up at the time shown but you can always refer back if you miss them or want to watch again.

We'd like to give a massive thank-you to all the organisations who have taken the time to record videos for us - there are some absolute treats in store!

If you enjoy the show please consider donating to our local good causes if you can.

Saturday 27th June 2020

10am — Show Day Opening Our man with the mic, Peter Head

Peter Head welcomes us to the opening of the first virtual Hurst Show.

Watch Peter open the Show.


12pm — HaaHoos Craft Session HaaHoos

Online craft session with HaaHoos of Twyford

Here's HaaHoos demonstrating how to make a lovely rainbow window hanger.


1pm — Retail Therapy

Time to visit our online market for some retail therapy.


2pm — Ukuladies + 1 Ukuladies + 1

Sing-a-long with Ukuladies Plus One as they play songs from Hurst Shows gone by.

Download the lyrics:

Country RoadsViva la VidaWill You Still Love Me?


3pm — Animal Petting Corner & Quiz Just Around The Corner

There is some brilliant work that goes on supporting young people at one of our chosen charities, JAC - Just Around the Corner

Tour their virtual animal petting corner meeting all the animals who help with this important work - you'll meet donkeys, horses, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs and more. Look out for Mr T!

Watch carefully and see how much you can remember by completing our fun quiz.

Brought to you by Just Around the Corner


4pm — Morris Dancing Hurst Morris People

Hurst Morris People weren't going to let a minor detail like social distancing stop them from dancing at the show - see how they got around it in this display


5pm — Show Close

A summary of the day's events, and the latest details for Sunday.


6:30pm — Online Disco Thames Valley Discos

Provided by local DJ, Thames Valley Discos.

Just visit Mixcloud Live at 6.30pm to listen in.


Sunday 28th June 2020

10am — Show Day Opening

Peter Head welcomes us to the opening of the second full day of the virtual Hurst Show.


11am — Messy Church Craft Session Messy Church

Ele, St Nicholas Church youth worker, leads an online craft session.

Pick up a craft pack at the church bookstall in Hinton Road for a donation - open Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm - first come, first served.


11am — Classic Cars Map

Starting at Hurst Village Halls, the vehicles will be making their way around the village. See the map for details of the route.


12pm — Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs

Meet the Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs in this great video!


1pm — 1st Hurst Air Scouts Joke-a-thon

Rib-tickling mirth guaranteed, plus a few groans.


1pm — 1st Hurst Guides Helping Hands

The 1st Hurst Guides have been lending a hand since 1993 - here's how they have been helping out over lockdown.


2pm — Competitions Summary

A round-up of the competitions, with a hint of current leaders.

Voting ends at 3pm


Followed by ...


2pm — Occasions Singers Occasions Singers

An absolute treat - sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful voices of Occasions Singers with "The Rose", recorded especially for the Hurst Show.


3pm — Bagpipes Reading Scottish Pipe Band Youth Section

The Youth section of Reading Scottish Pipe Band came to the show for the first time last year and were an instant hit!

This video gives a really interesting insight into how much the section has evolved and includes some great pipe performances. Thanks so much for recording for us!

Reading Scottish Pipe Band Youth Section


4pm — Elements Dance

Elements Dance & Theatre Schools often perform at the show in the arena so we didn't want you to miss out. Here are some brilliant performances from them - enjoy!


4:30pm — Competition Winners


5pm — Show Close

As well as raising money for good causes, we also wanted to put on this virtual show to celebrate the fantastic community spirit that Hurst has shown over this difficult year.

You can order the Souvenir magazine today.

A massive thank you to the many, many marvellous people who have pulled together to help put this show on, through providing sponsorship, making videos for us, holding events, donating, the list is endless - you are all absolute stars! We feel very lucky to live in such a special place.


Virtual Market

Throughout June and the Show weekend you have an opportunity to browse the online shops of the stallholders who regularly support the show.


Art Show

Stroll around the village (socially distanced, of course) to see a range of art presented outside residents' houses.


Events Map


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