The News Page

 

For news about the Gransden and District Agricultural Society and its Annual Show

16th February 2017 - Goat Classes


It may be possible to include Goat Classes in the 2017 Show. If you are interested in entering goats or in helping to organise this part of the Show please contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, by clicking here to email her; by phoning her directly at 01767-677218; or by Facebook Messenger from our Facebook Page. Your involvement will be very much appreciated.

17th February 2017 - Donkey Display


We’re looking at the possibility of including a Donkey Display in the 2017 Show. If you are interested in displaying donkeys or in helping to organise a display or just help out generally please contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, by clicking here to email her; by phoning her directly at 01767-677218; or by Facebook Messenger from our Facebook Page. Your help, in whatever form, will be very much appreciated.

20th February 2017 - Poultry Classes


Another possibility for the 2017 Show is the inclusion of Poultry Classes. There have been many poultry displays in recent shows, but for this year’s Show it may be possible to have competitive classes, if there’s enough interest. If you’d like to support this by entering these classes or would like to help organising them please contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, by clicking here to email her; by phoning her directly at 01767-677218; or by Facebook Messenger from our Facebook Page. Your participation, whatever form it takes will be very much valued and appreciated.

26th February 2017 - Poultry Display


If you'd like to enter your poultry for display purposes rather than in competitive classes you can still do this. We always need willing people to join in with a variety of birds to ensure the poultry marquee is as interesting to Show visitors as it usually is. To register your interest please contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, by clicking here to email her; by phoning her directly at 01767-677218; or by Facebook Messenger from our Facebook Page.

16th March 2017 - Calling All Donkey Owners


We’d really like to include a Donkey Display in the 2017 Show. If you own one or more donkeys or know someone that does, and would be interested in displaying them  or in helping to organise a display or just help out generally at the 2017 Show please contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, by clicking here to email her; by phoning her directly at 01767-677218; or by contacting her via Facebook Messenger from our Facebook Page. Your help, in whatever form, will be very much appreciated.

28th March 2017 - Annual General Meeting


At last night’s AGM Marian Morgan was elected President of The Gransden and District Agricultural Society for 2017/18, taking over from  Chris Rook. Alan Bowkett was elected Vice-President, taking over from Marian Morgan. The Board of Directors and the Committee otherwise remain unchanged for the coming year. Entrance prices to the Show were adjusted slightly, with adult tickets remaining the same at £10 and young people aged 11 to 18 increasing slightly to £5. Children under 11 and car parking remain free. A provisional list of attraction for this year’s Show was discussed. See the Home page for details.

29th March 2017 - Donkey Display


A donkey display will now be included in this year’s show, following a successful appeal to donkey owners published on this website and on our Facebook Page. Thank you to everyone who responded.

13th May 2017 - GDAS Membership


You can help to support the show and gain a number of valuable benefits by becoming a member of the Gransden and District Agricultural Society. See the Membership page for full details and to download a Membership application form.

15th May 2017 - Horse Events


The Horse events Schedule and Entry Form are now available to download and printing. Click here for the Schedule and here for the Entry Form.

17th May 2017 - Livestock Events


The Sheep, Cattle and Pigs events Schedule and Entry Form are now available for download and printing. Click here for the Schedule and here for the Entry Form.

18th May 2017 - Produce, Homefare and Children’s Classes


The Produce, Homefare and Children’s classes Schedule and Entry form are now available for download and printing. Click here for the Schedule and here for the Entry Form.

19th May 2017 - Programme and Rules of Entry


The Programme and Rules of Entry for the 2017 Show are now available for download and printing. Click here for the Programme and here for the Rules of Entry

20th May 2017 - Dog Show Schedule


The Dog Show Schedule for the 2017 Show is now available. Click here to download it. There is no entry form for this as you are requested to enter on the day.

20th May 2017 - Flower Arranging


Please note that the Entry Form and list of classes for the Flower Arranging are included at the bottom of the Produce and Homefare Entry Form. See link in the 18th May item below.

6th June 2017 - Vintage Vehicles


The Entry Application Form for Vintage Vehicles is now available. Click here to download it. Please return completed forms to June Jukes, Show Secretary. See Contact Us page for her address.

6th June 2017 - 2017 Show Flyer


The publicity flyer for the 2017 Show has now been published. Click here to download it.

15th February 2017 - New Horse Classes for 2017 Show


There will be new horse classes at the 2017 Show, these being for in-hand and ridden Cleveland Bays. Castle Rise Stud are kindly sponsoring these. Further information will be available in the Horse Schedules, which will be published later. Publication will be announced here and on our Facebook Page and the schedules will be downloadable from this site. Watch out for the announcement.

4th August 2016 - Gransden Show FaceBook Page


We now have our own FaceBook page to help us to promote Gransden Show. To view it go to facebook.com/gransdenshow or just search for gransdenshow from within Facebook.

12th October 2016 - Charitable Grant Scheme


Please note that the the GDAS Charitable Grant Scheme for Young People is still available this year. This will provide matched funding grants of up to £500 to individuals aged 16 to 26 years old who live within a 15 miles radius of Great Gransden church and who wish to complete rural and agriculture related projects, education and training. See the GDAS Grant Scheme page for full details of criteria to be met by applicants and how to apply.

9th June 2017 - 2017 Guidelines for Exhibitors


Guidelines for Exhibitors of Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers and Preserves is now available on this website. Click here to access it.

12th June 2017 - Food Fayre Stands


The Food Fayre stand booking form is now available to download. Click here to view and access it.

12th June 2017 - Craft Fair Stands


Trade stands in the Craft Fair marquee are always very popular and unfortunately demand often seems to exceed supply. This is the case again this year and all stands for the 2017 Show are now fully booked.

30th July 2017 - Trade Exhibitor Stands


The initial list of Trade Exhibitors at the 2017 Show has now been published. This is an interim list, showing companies that have booked stands so far. It will be updated as more bookings are received. Craft Marquee and Food Fayre exhibitors will be added to this list shortly. To view the list go to the 2017 Trade Exhibitors page.

31st July 2017 - Goat Exhibitors


We are very excited to have goat classes return to the 2017 Gransden Show. The Schedule of Classes and Entry Forms will be made available for download from this website in the near future, so check back here for availability. Or contact June Jukes, Show Secretary, directly by e-mail at gransdenshow@btinternet.com.

4th August 2017 - Goat Schedules and Entry Forms


Schedules and Entry Forms for Goat Exhibitors at this year’s Show are now available. Click here for downloading the Schedule and here for the Entry Form. We are very happy to be able to add Goat events to this year’s Show and we’re sure our visitors will like seeing them. If there are enough entries to make it a success then we’ll also include the events in future Shows. The events are presented in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Goatkeepers Society.

8th August 2017 - Flower Arranging Schedule


A separate Flower Arranging Schedule for the 2017 Show is now available. Click here to download it.

18th August 2017 - Manx Loaghtan Sheep Schedule and Entry Form


The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders Group will be holding its annual event at Gransden Show this year. The Schedule and Entry Form for this are now available. Click here to download them. Please note that the Schedule and Entry Form are contained in this single document. Entries are not limited just to group members, so anyone can enter their Manx sheep.

20th August 2017 - Twitter and Instagram


We now have an increased social media presence through the use of Twitter and Instagram in addition to Facebook, which we added last year. In each case you’ll find us by searching for gransdenshow on the appropriate site. Or, you can click on the links above to view them now from here. You’ll also find the icons for these at the top left hand side of this site’s Home page. Click on the appropriate icon to view the page you’d like to visit.

23rd August 2017 - Donkey Display


The Donkey Display at the 2017 Show is now confirmed to take place at 12:00 noon in Ring 4. Please make sure you arrive in good time to see this, as it promises to be a wonderful event.

15th September 2017 - Advertisers and Sponsors


Many companies support Gransden Show by advertising in the Show Catalogue or by sponsoring us directly. The 2017 Advertisers and Sponsors page has now been published on this website. Their help is much appreciated, so please show your appreciation by visiting that page and clicking on their adverts to view their products and services. Click here to view them.

18th September 2017 - The Main Event at This Year’s Show


The main entertainment event for visitors at the 2017 Gransden Show is Kipperridge Gundogs. This promises to be an exciting and amusing demonstration of how gundogs are trained, as shown by one of the country’s top training teams. For more details click here.

19th September 2017 - Food Fayre Exhibitors


The list of Food Fayre exhibitors at the 2017 Show has now been published. Go to the 2017 Trade Exhibitors page to see who will be on hand to supply you with food and drinks during the Show.

24th September 2017 - GDAS Grant for Little Paxton School


Little Paxton Primary School was the recipient of a GDAS Charitable Grant this year. This enabled the children to visit Croxton Park Farm to experience life on a real farm. Click here to see how they got on. To find out more about GDAS Charitable Grants click here to view details.