The Hodder Valley Show
Saturday 12th September 2020


at Langden Holme Farm, Dunsop Bridge BB7 3AU

By Kind Permission of The Duchy of Lancaster and The Carr Family

President 2020 : Mr Edward Parkinson

CORVID-19 Statement

To Our Sponsors, Advertisers, Exhibitors, Trade Stands, Customers, Partners, and Volunteers.

As the world, including our own country and event organisers like ourselves responds tocoronavirus (COVID-19), our top priority is the health and safety of our supporters listed above, including the communities which we live and operate in.

Our Directors are closely monitoring developments in the COVID-19 outbreak and will take the appropriate steps – consistent with current CDC, WHO and relevant government recommendations.

Following the Government’s announcement on 16th March to implement increased social distancing, avoid crowds gathering and carrying out any unnecessary travel, we will not be holding any face to face meetings to commence the planning for our Annual Show, second Saturday in September, 12th September 2020 until further notice.

Although the recent announcements have forced a number of event organisers to take the difficult decision to cancel or postpone events planned within the next few weeks and months, we are hoping that the measures our country is taking will halt the spread of the virus and keep our communities safe, so that events such as the Hodder Valley Show can continue as normal, planned for later in the year.

Our team of volunteers will continue to make plans in the background with preparation activities as if the show would go ahead but we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

We are appreciative of your support in the past in making our annual event the success that it isand very much hope this continues. At this time, we ask that you continue to reserve the date assuming that our Annual Show will continue as normal on Saturday 12th September 2020, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide you with regular updates, at least every month as the situation unfolds and more clarity is available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your steward, section organizer or ourselves and hoping you stay safe.

Kind Regards

On behalf of the Hodder Valley Show Directors

Julie Bennett Chair and Julie Harrison Secretary

The Hodder Valley Show prides itself on being a traditional agricultural and horticultural show, and a perfect family day out, with something for everyone to enjoy. Held on the second Saturday of September each year, the Show is visited by up to 3,000 people experiencing a slice of rural life in our community.

 Now in its 76th year, the Show can trace its history back to 1864, and is unique in the fact that it is hosted by farmers and landowners of Dunsop Bridge, Newton-in-Bowland and Slaidburn in turn, such that no two years are the same. At each venue, visitors enjoy fabulous scenery with breathtaking views of our beautiful valley in The Forest of Bowland AONB. This year the Show is to held at Landen Holme Farm, Dunsop Bridge by kind permission of The Duchy of Lancaster and the Carr Family.

The Agricultural Section is a vibrant show case for native and continental breeds, with over 95 cattle and 245 sheep exhibited; over 60 sheep are entered into the YFC Sheep Classes alone. Prior to Show Day, local showmen hold a Young Handlers Workshop to give our youngsters - our future farmers - a valuable insight into the skills required for the preparation of stock at Show competition level. The livestock classes culminate in a fabulous Main Ring Grand Parade Finale.

The Sheep Shearing is always a great attraction, and this year will see the introduction of fun sheep events. The Sheep Dog Trials are also a big draw, with the dogs and handlers never failing to impress.

In the Horticultural Tent local gardeners, bakers, floral artists and school-children excel with their vast array of fantastic exhibits, whilst The Food Hall is bursting with delicious locally produced fare. Our popular Craft Tent is a treasure trove of gifts and local crafts.

The Main Ring programme educates and entertains, with new attractions each year, plus our ever-popular Vintage Tractors and Grand Parade. this year's Main Ring entertainment includes a Wildlife Display, Ferret Racing, Human Bar Football, Egg Catching, a Produce Auction and Sack Throwing. Musical interludes are provided by the rousing Slaidburn Silver Band, and our traditional finale encourages exhibitors and visitors of all ages to join our egg catching competition- a sight to behold!

 All this is pulled together by our Show Committee, a non-profit making charity, of enthusiastic, hard-working farmers and friends who aim to provide our visitors with an insight into how our community works, coupled with a day out to remember.

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By Margaret Askew

Margaret has won 2 tickets for next year's show



The Hodder Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Society exists:
• To improve the standard of animal husbandry and horticultural practices.
• To foster and encourage interest amongst children and young people in agriculture and the countryside.
• To this end the Society shall organise an Annual Show and other social events

Gate Admission:

Adults £12, Children (under 16) £5, Under 5's:free, Family (2 adults& 4 children): £30, Luncheon £12

 SAVE by buying tickets on-line (UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURS 10TH SEPT) :

Adults £10, Children £5, Family(2 adults+4 children) £25

Package(lunch, admittance and Hodder pot): £30

Luncheon: £11.




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