Lots to See and Do
Set in 30 acres of Essex countryside in the village of Orsett, the annual Orsett Show is a great day out with attractions for all the family and is one of, if not the, most popular family event in Thurrock. It’s one of the oldest one-day Country Shows in England, with the 112th Show taking place on Saturday 1 September 2018.
Being a registered Charity run mainly by volunteers, the aim of the Orsett Show is to promote countryside matters, the borough of Thurrock and local businesses. Some 300 Companies, Schools, Organisations and Charities came together to promote their businesses, sell products, inform and network in a fun filled family day attended by just under 11,000 people in 2016.
At the Show, there are marquees featuring Horticulture, Agriculture, Hobbies & Handicrafts, Schools, Craft Stalls and over 150 Trade Stands. There’s an ever-changing programme of exciting displays in the Grand Display Ring and events and competitions throughout the day in the Horse Rings. There’s certainly something for everyone at the Orsett Show!
At this years show we will have a classic car display. The vehicle display is only open to Members of The South Eastern Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club.
2018 President !
I was honoured and delighted to be asked to be the President of the 2018 Orsett Show. I have been involved with the Show for some 25 years, serving on its Agriculture Committee, as Sponsorship Secretary and as Vice Chairman. My wife Diana and late father in law Robert Cole have been prime movers of the Show for many years, and there was never any doubt that I would be closely involved! It has been a privilege to work with the dedicated team over the years in putting on this fantastic local Show. I think it is important that everyone – especially children – knows a little of what happens in the real countryside and how their food is grown. The Orsett Show has been doing this in its own small way for over 100 years, and long may it continue.