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.
2019 President !
I have been attending Orsett Show for over 30 years and each year there is something different to see as well as many familiar faces and attractions. I was Orsett Show’s General Secretary for 10 years 2004 to 2014 and was so involved in the administration of the Show that I rarely had much time to see everything that the Show has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to become this year’s President. A most unexpected honour. I am looking forward to touring this year’s Show and seeing what’s new and chatting to the many traders and exhibitors. It’s lovely that some many people return to the Show each year, come rain or shine. I am well aware as to how much work goes on behind the scenes and throughout the year to make the Show a great day out for everyone who attends it.
PRESIDENT OF THE 2019 ORSETT SHOW