Hurst Show & Country Fayre

What you thought of the 2021 Show:

“Had a fantastic day. Thank you!”
Heather Howarth (visitor)
“Just wanted to say a big congratulations and well done to everyone involved in putting on the Hurst Show this weekend. It was amazing to see so many smiley and happy people there but respectfully giving each other space. We loved the set-up. What a wonderful village we live in”
Edwina Woodford (visitor)
“Enjoyed participating - thanks for having us! It was extremely well organised and seemed to run very smoothly.”
Sally Mowbray (performer)
“First time attending loved it. Well done and big thank you to the organisers.”
Nandita Vanderpuye Ayoola (visitor)
“Proud to be part of this lovely village on weekends like this.”
Sue Cummings (visitor)
“[The crushed car] was certainly a good fun challenge - thanks very much to all involved”
Andrew Stephens (visitor)
“Thank you all”
Andrew Stephens (visitor)
“Fantastic show, loved the COVID set up so much more room to enjoy the show. Well done event team.”
Mandy Rankin (visitor)
“Great event, well done everyone”
Christine Taylor (visitor)
“A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this year's show happen. It was different, but also familiar with all the favourite highlights. I hope lots will have been raised for local charities.”
Louise Kendall (visitor)
“Best show yet”
Rosemary Dry (visitor)
“My family really enjoyed the show yesterday. We loved the fact that the different events led us around the village. Well done to the organising team”
Julia Curnow (visitor)
“Well done Hurst, good to see thing going back to normal”
Ashley Davis (visitor)
“Really enjoyed our first Hurst show. Well done and thanks to all those who must have put in a lot of hard work to make it happen”
Claire Openshaw (visitor)
“Another great Show weekend. Well done to all.”
Jo Penney (visitor)
“Great effort under unusual circumstances, well done!!”
Duncan Howe (visitor)
“My first show, well done great job.”
Elizabeth Pomeranz (visitor)
“My family also enjoyed the day, it was fun to find all the events and walk around the village. As a new format I thought it worked really well, thank you to organisers and committee - great job”
Elizabeth Cossey (visitor)

Results

Dog Show Saturday

Best Puppy
1) Ralphie, 2) Marley, 3) Tilly, 4) Daphey, 5) Blue, 6) Buddy

Best Golden Oldie
1) Marvin, 2) Spot, 3) Inca, 4) Ruby Hardy , 5) Joshie, 6) Ted, 7) Jaycee, 8) Miley

Most Beautiful Lady
1) Beau, 2) Mimi, 3) Bertie, 4) Orca, 5) Luna, 6) Annabel 7) Wanda, 8) Bella

Most Handsome Dog
1) Fivos, 2) Atlas, 3) Jack, 4) Jeffrey, 5) Gilbert, 6) Baxter

Dog Show Sunday

Most Beautiful Lady
1) Remi, 2) Tinker, 3) Daisy, 4) Evie, 5) Sadie, 6) Mable

Most Handsome Gentleman
1) Ghost, 2) Harley, 3) Teddy, 4) Charlie, 5) Max, 6) Ollie

Best Rescue
1) Jack, 2) Lottie, 3) Freka, 4) Lucky, 4) Remi, 5) Bertie, 6) Rosie Shattock, Special) Brownie

And a huge congratulations to Remi who won best in show.

Remi - Best in Show

Classic Cars

Saturday - Kathy Emmer's 1929 M type MG

Sunday - David Montgomery's 1961 Buckler 90

Treasure Hunt

The winner of the HaaHoos voucher is Amelia Loader.

The winner of the free sports massage from Active Training and Sports Therapy is Rebecca Robinson

Crushed Car

The crushed car was a ... Vauxhall Zafira CDTi ecoFLEX Elite

Several of you guessed it was a Zafira, but well done if you got the exact model.

Special thanks to:


Hurst Show & Country Fayre
26th & 27th June

We are very excited to be back to celebrate the wonderful things about Hurst, and this year will be using the amazing spaces we have in the village to bring you a fun and exciting show, with many of the usual star attractions making an appearance.

Show Programme

Programmes with essential event info and maps will be available for purchase for £2 at Martineau Green and near the village halls.

Martineau Green

Martineau Green is the place to find our Events Arena, Treasure Hunt, Dog Show, Hobby Horse Jumps and much more.

Food Court

Head to the Food Court in the grounds of the village hall to visit our great BBQ and Bar. You'll also find the Tea and Coffee Tent, and get some Strawberries and Cream.

The village hall grounds are also hosting the Music Tent - see the schedule for details.

School Road and School Field

A section of School Road will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Show. This area is home to the Classic Vehicle Show and stalls.

Venture into the School Field to see what Just Around the Corner (JAC) have for you. Visit the Craft Stalls, Small Animal Area, and try some Pottery Painting.

Orchard Activities

At the top of the hill you'll find the Community Orchard packed with fun activities, including archery, skittles and our coconut shy!

At the church is our bookstall, and messy activities for younger ones. On Saturday the Hurst Bowling Club welcome you to drop-in and have a go.

Donate!

Entrance to the show is free, so donations towards our local good causes including Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and many Hurst groups would be very much appreciated. These can be made via our Just Giving page or to the donation boxes over the weekend.

Grand Prize Draw

You've got to be in it to win it! Roll up and buy your raffle tickets today!

Around the Village

The popular Garden Gate Arts Trail will once again be taking place over the weekend.

Toilets

Toilets are available in all main areas of the Show.

Safety and Security

The committee reserves the right to refuse admission and to ask people to leave the show ground.

We have a team of first aiders on site. If you require medical attention please visit the event control tent, outside the village hall, or ask anyone in a CREW pink t-shirt for help.

Any lost or found children will be escorted to the event control tent, outside the village hall, and will be looked after by the committee. We will put a call out over the PA system to find parents.

To keep everyone safe as they move around the village, please note that there will be the following road access changes over the weekend (from 7am on Sat 26th June to 8am on Mon 28th June) - please see the map for more details.

  • Closure of School Road (access to residents permitted) and a northbound one-way system on Church Hill (from Davis Street junction to Orchard Road junction).
  • Access along Church Hill is advised for show parking and access to The Castle Inn and Hurst Bowls club. There will be no southbound access along Church Hill (from the Orchard Road junction).
  • A northbound diversion route will continue along Lodge Road to Whistley Green and Broadwater Lane.
  • The southbound diversion will go along Orchard Road and Sawpit Road on to Lodge Road.

The Show committee have planned with Wokingham Borough Council to operate within the current levels of social distancing. Our Covid-19 policy can be found on our website.

Just a polite reminder to adhere to Covid guidelines whilst at the show; to retain social distancing, please wear masks when entering indoors, use hand sanitiser available around the site and if you don't feel well please go home immediately.


The event started as a one day gymkhana in 1979, mainly to fundraise for St Nicholas Primary School. See more history of the show.



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