Record Visitor Numbers at 2015 New Forest and Hampshire County Show
Organisers of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show have announced that the 2015 Show which took placeon 28th, 29th & 30th July attracted a record number of visitors, with 105,000 people attending in total across the Show’s three day duration, 1,000 more than the previous Show record.
Show Organisers have attributed the record crowds to the popularity of this year’s main ring attraction, the Household Cavalry who performed their world famous Musical Ride each day, combined with perfect Show weather. 2015 was a successful year for many areas of the Show including the Cattle, Sheep, Pigs and WI who all received a record number of entries. This year’s theme was ‘Join the Adventure’ which provided visitors with the opportunity to get involved with a variety of activities across the showground.
Following feedback from visitors to the 2015 Show and the general public, Show organisers have already started to make several improvements to the 2016 event. These improvements include increasing Main Ring seating, improving traffic management to reduce the time it takes to get to the Show and making changes to the internal layout to help improve the flow of people around the showground.
Show Secretary Denis Dooley said ‘I am absolutely delighted with this year’s Show it was truly spectacular and I would like to thank all of the volunteers, staff and contractors for the time and dedication that has gone into putting on such an amazing event. Our thoughts have now turned to 2016 and I hope the improvements we make will not only reduce the time it takes visitors to get to the Show but also improve their experience once at New Park.’
Show Organisers have also announced that ticket prices will be held for the 2016 Show that will take place on 26th , 27th & 28th July 2016. Tickets for the 2016 Show will go on sale on 1st March 2015. A 15% online discount will be applicable for all tickets until 18th July 2016. Denis Dooley commented ‘2015 was a successful year and we are keen to give something back to the visitors. We feel that by maintaining a low ticket price and a substantial pre-show discount everyone will have the chance to come to the Show next year’.