• When is the Show?
o Sunday the 20th May 2018
• Where is the Show?
o At Boyton Hall, Boyton Cross, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4LT
o There will be plenty of AA yellow road signs on the approach roads to the Showground to help direct you
• What time does the Show open?
o The Show opens to the public at 9.30am
• What time does the Show finish?
o There is no set time, but people are generally heading home about 5pm to 6pm. Our entry gates close at 3.30pm
• What are the parking arrangements?
o The parking is free and is on a field to the side of the Showground
o There will be plenty of marshals on the day to direct you to the parking area and help where necessary
o For those parking furthest away we do provide a tractor and covered trailer to transport you to the entry gates
• Is there any disabled parking?
o Yes, we have some disabled parking bays close to the entry gates
• Are there any disabled facilities at the Showground?
o We offer mobility scooters and wheelchairs through Mobility Hire 4 You and these are available at £20 for a scooter and £10 for a wheelchair for the day. Please book in advance by calling the Events Team on 01353 653752 or online through their website www.mobilityhire4you.com.
o There will be limited equipment available to hire on the day on a first come first served basis.
• Can I bring my dog to the Show?
o Yes we welcome well behaved dogs, but please keep on a lead as we have numerous livestock at the Showground.
o We do provide free dog poo bags and disposal bins at the Showground as well as water bowls for dogs.
• What are the ticket prices?
o Adults (16 -59) = £14
o Children accompanied under 15 go free
o Concession (60+) = £10
o Available in advance on line at www.essexyoungfarmersshow.co.uk at 15% discount until Saturday 19th May at 11.59pm.
o You will not be able to buy online on Show Day although we will have plenty of entry gates open so you can pay on the day (card or cash accepted). Full price tickets only.
o Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.
o Can be bought in various ways:
by calling on 01245 360442 and we can take a card payment over the phone – please note there is a £1.50 charge for postage per overall booking or free if you wish to collect from the office.
online via our website www.essexyoungfarmersshow.co.uk where you will be taken to the Ticketsource website who will either send an ETICKET or post you your tickets – please note a £1.50 charge applies per overall booking for posted tickets, 50p charge for tickets sent to a mobile device, ETICKETS (electronic tickets) are free.
by sending a cheque made payable to Essex Young Farmers to Essex YFC Centre, Whitbreads Barn, Chatham Green, Essex CM3 3LQ with a stamped addressed envelope by 11th May 2018.
o Please note, the week before the show the County Office will be based in the mobile office at the showground which is accessible should you need to buy tickets (Monday 14th to Saturday 19th).
• What happens if I have bought tickets in advance?
o One of the benefits of buying your ticket in advance means you can avoid too much queuing by using our pre paid gates when you arrive. These will be clearly marked and enable you to simply show your ticket in order to gain entry to the Show.
• Do you have cash machines at the Showground?
o We don’t have cash machines
• How many people visit the Show?
o In 2017 we had over 16,000 visitors to the one day event
• How would we know if the Show has been cancelled?
o We would make the decision as far in advance of the Show Day itself as possible and would make sure our website is clearly updated and use local radio to let people know.
• What kind of entertainment do you provide?
o We have 4 rings at the Show: the Main Ring with assorted attractions, the South Ring with livestock activities, the Equine Ring with horse related displays and the Game Fair Ring where we have a packed & varied timetable.
o As well as numerous Tradestands, we also have a Festival of Food, a Rural Crafts & Shopping marquee, a Horticultural area, Game Fair, Vintage Tractors, Steam Engines, Vintage Steam Funfair, Forestry Area, Livestock Area, Equine Area, Tea Rooms, an Exhibition Hall, a bar plus a variety of caterers so you will not go hungry or thirsty!
• Do you have anyone offering first aid at the Show?
o Yes, we always make sure we have a first aid provider who is easily accessible on the day – The British Red Cross will be in attendance for 2018
• Are we able to see who is exhibiting in advance of the Show?
o We generally put exhibitors on the website, according to the area they are exhibiting in, about 2 to 3 weeks before the Show
• Do you offer a programme on the day of the Show?
o Yes we give every visitor a free programme on Show Day along with a pull out map detailing the Show layout and each area is clearly listed
• Do you publicise the Show?
o Yes we use a variety of methods including local radio, the local paper and various other publications.
o We promote the Show around the Essex area the weekend before the Show with Young Farmers from all 10 clubs putting on a Publicity Day in their local area.
o In addition, we put up Showboards around the local area and promote the Show on our website and other social networking sites
• Can we bring our own food to the Show?
o Yes of course you can – we have various areas with straw bale seating so feel free to bring a picnic!
• How do I find out about being a Young Farmer?
o Our organisation is open to anyone aged 16 to 26 and you do not even have to be a farmer to join!
o Take a look in our YFC Publicity Tent called “What is YFC?” as you come in through the Main Gates where you will find current members who will be happy to talk to you about the organisation.
• What are the contact details for the County Office:
o Mary Priest or Carole Cooper
o Tel: 01245 360442
o Essex YFC Centre, Whitbreads Barn, Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 3LQ
o Open Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
o From Monday 14th to Saturday 19th of May we will be located in the Mobile Office at the Showground – Boyton Hall, Roxwell, CM1 4LT
Monday to Friday = 8am to 6pm
Saturday = 8am to 6pm (closed 1pm to 2.30pm for lunch)