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Hurstbourne Tarrant Village Show

About Us

The show programme & schedule is now available. Pick up your copy to see what’s on and for information on all the show competition classes. Click here to view the show programme and schedule. Click here for the show entry forms.

Dog Show - Too Hot For Our Dogs

We have had to make a tough decision as Saturday's weather looks to be set to continue hot. Having sought Anton Vets' advice, we are asking attendees not to bring their canine friends along, but to bring a photo instead. We are devastated, but the animals' welfare must come first. There will be traditional 'sports day' games in the arena instead - three-legged, wheelbarrow, potato & spoon, sack .. and to cool down at the end of the show, an Adults vs Children water balloon chuck-off!

There will be plenty to see and do on Saturday - the food and drink is going to be delicious, the children's activities better than ever ... all mixed together with a lot of vintage 40s attractions. You'd be crazy to miss it!

New This Year

It’s not just about the 1940’s – Hampshire Horsewatch will be there as well as the “Hampshire Farrier” Todd Hinds. For adults and children we’ll have our very own Velcro Football Darts game – can you hit the Bull’s Eye? And last but not least, the Parish Council will have a stand explaining what they do for our community. There will also be:

  • The Andover Lindy Hoppers – put on your best frocks and braces and dance
  • 1940’s Songs – music and nostalgia
  • Punch & Judy – see our traditional English entertainment
  • Village Tug-of-War – who will be winner?
  • WW2 display – 4th Dorsets HQ Coy living history group, armoured vehicles ...
  • Dig for Victory – potatoes in a bucket competition
  • Dig for Victory – potatoes in a bucket competition
  • Spot prizes during the afternoon for the best 1940s/wartime outfit
Hurstbourne Tarrant Village Show About Us

Of course there will be all the regular attractions including the hugely popular bric-a-brac, a bouncy castle, the classic cars, side shows, craft and plant stalls, teas and cakes & strawberries in the hall, the George & Dragon BBQ, freshly cooked pizzas, Betteridge’s Beers, the Gin Stall and lots more.

We’re running the Hottest Chilli competition again and you’ll need to start growing them now! Chilli peppers can be started off from seed sown indoors from February onwards. They need a long growing season and move slowly with a naturally bushy habit, so will grow perfectly well indoors until the weather warms up.

This year’s garden competition will have an additional prize for the most “ecological & wildlife friendly entry” as part of the “HBeeT – Putting the bee back in HbT” initiative organised by Mark Thomas. Anyone with a “wild garden or allotment” could be in the running for the prize. Why not enter your garden, allotment or vegetable patch – more details in the next few months.

And finally here’s our Village Show “request list”:

  • Do you have any Union Jack bunting? We need as much as possible for decoration.
  • Could you donate produce for sale? We’d like local preserves, chutneys, fruit and vegetables.
  • Is your shed full of bric-a-brac? We’ll start collecting soon so let us know.

If you can help out with our “request list” or with anything else show-related do please get in touch with Andy (01264 736459 / andrew.w.watson@btinternet.com).