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Have some fund with Lasers!

This year we have two new exciting attractions for young and old alike:

Laser Clay Shooting: – Try to marksmanship skills in this safe but exciting version of clay pigeon shooting.



Laser Tag: – A great way for the youngsters to expel some energy in this fun and action packed game of full of strategy and heroic moves.

Donation to St Michael’s Hospice

Roger Butler from the Society went along to present Vicki Mason from St Michael’s Hospice a donation from the Society following the success of the 2017 Show.

St. Michael’s Hospice was established in 1991 by a committee led by former Mayor Margaret Weston. Their mission was simple, to offer a choice and understanding of complex conditions in the dying.  Over 25 years later, and caring for over 500 patients a year across the community, St. Michael’s leads the provision of the highest quality palliative care throughout North Hampshire and offers more choice than ever.  The spirit, ambition and drive presented by the founding committee continue in their staff to this day and remain at the heart of all their work.

We are awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Swallowfield Horticultural Society, the organiser of the Swallowfield Show, is very proud to announce that it has received a 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The citation for the award reads:

“Promoting gardening and organising events for the benefit of the community and local charities”

Receipt of this award is testament to the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of members of the Society, volunteers and friends over many years of successful events and activities.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved.

We get a Lottery Grant!

Thanks to the hard work of our Treasurer and Webmaster, we are very pleased to announce that we have been very fortunate to have been awarded a Lottery Grant which will enable us to really revamp the entrance gate at the Show, enabling people to pay by credit / debit card (inc contactless) as well as take advance purchase tickets  at any queue.

By utilising Ipads and printers, connected via a 4G wifi router we hope to make the entrance to the Show as smooth as it possibly can be.


Presentation of Cheque to Ufton Adventure

The Society were very pleased to be able to present a cheque to Ufton Adventure.  Mary Bayliss and Graham Stanley went along to present the charity with their cheque:

Ufton Adventure raises the aspiration and attainment of disadvantaged and disabled children through outdoor learning in our woodland cabins and grounds. Through repeated residential visits, the young people that visit them develop skills to meet the challenges they face at home and in school, returning as more successful learners.

Presentation of Cheque to Peter Samuel Charitable Trust

The Society recently made a donation to the Peter Samuel Charitable Trust. Here you can see Val Payne presenting the cheque to Lord Bearsted on 24th May.

Lord Bearsted has been very generous to the Society in making land available in Swallowfield Park for the annual Swallowfield Two-day Show

Calling all local groups / societies

If you are involved with a local club / society and are looking for somewhere to demonstrate your art / skills / what it is you do, then the Swallowfield Show may be of interest to you.

We are looking for clubs / societies that are able to provide something of interest / be entertaining or do demonstrations  to the thousands of visitors to the show.  (An example being an animal society who is able to bring along their animals for the public to see.)

If you think this may be of interest to you, then please contact the webmaster via the contact page.