New look for 163rd Moorgreen Show

NHUD11-2264-4'Moorgreen Show.'Smile for the camera
NHUD11-2264-4'Moorgreen Show.'Smile for the camera

The annual Moorgreen Show will have a new look this year with committee members introducing fresh ideas and events.

The show’s new secretary Alison Pilling said there will be a farmers market selling local produce, an enormous craft tent ‘filled to the gunnels’, a new horticultural show, East Midlands Rat Club, new horse displays and many more steam engine tractors and vintage trucks.

Ms Pilling said the event will be ‘themed’ and ‘zoned’ this year to make it easier for people to find their way around.

“We’ve changed the look of the show this year,” she said.

“It’s arranged slightly differently, we have new demonstrations and events and all the marquees will be decorated with flower displays, which will then be donated to a hospice in Nottingham afterwards.”

Ms Pilling said there will be double the number of trade stands, compared to last year, and she put the interest down to other events being rained off.

“We’ve had so many people come forward for trade stands and I think it’s because so many shows have been cancelled this year,” she said.

“People haven’t been able to go out so they are looking to see what other events are around this time of year.

“We’ve picked up a lot of nice stalls.”

There will be more variety in the classic car section this year, with classic motor bikes, caravans and Rovers and there will be people doing woodturning and basket weaving on the village green.

After the success of the Victorian fair, the traditional ploughing match and grand parade of cattle last year, all three will return for a second year running.

The 163rd Moorgreen Show will take place this weekend on Sunday, August 26 and Bank Holiday Monday, August 27.

There will be a horticultural preview event with entertainment and a hog roast held the night before, Saturday August 25, in the CAMRA tent.