Hot on the Spring Fair’s heels, the flagship Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, heads into its 30th year at the NEC from 16 to 19 June.
This significant year also marks the BBCs centenary, making it a joint celebration!
A host of features within the Floral Marquee will be inspired by popular BBC programmes, from The Repair Shop to Antiques Roadshow and a Peaky Blinders feature created by Alex Froggatt (Platinum Award winner at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019).
Frances Tophill will present her first ever Show Garden with a strong sustainability theme, along with the APL Avenue Show Gardens, Beautiful Borders, and more.
A full line-up of Gardeners’ World presenters includes Monty Don, Adam Frost and Joe Swift, joined by Alan Titchmarsh, with four stages packed with tips and advice around the Show.
The BBC Good Food Show Summer also returns, having taken a break in 2021, with wall-to-wall food, drink and famous faces including Dame Mary Berry.
The Royal Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Cheshire
The Royal Cheshire County Show will be back in the summer of 2022 – bigger and better than ever.
This year’s show will feature TV favourites Simon Rimmer and Jean- Christophe Novelli as two of four fabulous celebrity chefs heading up the culinary attractions on June 21st and 22nd this summer.
The annual family-friendly show, organised by The Cheshire Agricultural Society, celebrates the county’s agricultural heritage with a wide range of trade stands, food stalls and farmers’ markets, competition classes for horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats and attracts up to 100,000 visitors.
Simon Rimmer will showcase his culinary expertise with three demonstrations in the Roberts Bakery sponsored Food Live Theatre on Tuesday 21st June.
Co-presenter of C4’s popular Sunday Brunch, Simon has written five successful books and is chef/owner of 16 restaurants in the North West of England, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Simon commented, “I’m really excited to be returning to the Royal Cheshire show this year. It’s a great event and I’m looking forward to showcasing my recipes and cooking with some of the wonderful local produce on offer!”
Also set to make a return is Jean-Christophe Novelli who will be talking to the Food Live Theatre audience on Wednesday 22nd June.
Visitors to this year’s Show can also expect an excitement-packed Main Ring with the Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show, Shetland Pony Grand National, Gauntlet Bird of Prey display and grand finale of the Cheshire Young Farmer’s Float Competition.
The Show’s competition programme will be back to pre-pandemic levels, with the return of all the Show Jumping classes.
Further attractions will include the hilarious and educational Sheep Show and the Countryside Live Arena will showcase a range of traditional rural life and skills with the Agri-centre providing an educational journey from plough to plate, demonstrating where our food really comes from.
The Cheshire Agricultural Society continues to support local farming, agricultural and rural related businesses with donations to the Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers, Churches Together in Cheshire, North West Air Ambulance charity and Cheshire County Scouts Council at the charities recent AGM.
Rob Davenport, Royal Cheshire County Show Director, said, “After the uncertainty of the last couple of years, we’re really excited to see the Show return to its full capacity this summer. From mouth-watering demonstrations from our celebrity chefs to all the exciting attractions you can expect to see in the Main Ring and beyond, there’s going to be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Tickets and memberships are available online now with early bird prices held until the end of March, so get your tickets now for a Right Royal day out in Cheshire!
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Tatton show will be held this year on 20-24 July.
As in previous years, the world class show will be featuring spectacular gardens and displays, and the very latest in gardening and horticulture to inspire everyone to grow.
Tickets and gift vouchers for the 2022 RHS Shows make the perfect Christmas gift for those with a passion for plants, love the outdoors or looking for a fabulous day out with family and friends.
Tickets for the RHS Shows can be purchased online and gift vouchers are available for RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park – visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events to purchase and for more details.
Rode Hall Estate, Church Lane, Scholar Green ST7 3QP
The Just So Festival will return to North Rode for a weekend of mischief, magic and mayhem in the great outdoors this August.
The family festival, which will run from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2022 at the Rode Hall Estate near Congleton, Cheshire will include live music from Hope & Social, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Theo Mizú & Banda, outdoor arts performances Heliosphere, The Swings, Street Cat Strut and This Is Your Trial, as well as a midnight feast, campfire stories, a silent disco, and more!
The festival layout will have a shake-up with the introduction of some brand new areas , including The Inky Deep full of aquatic antics and fishy goings-on. It joins beloved festival areas such as The Spellbound Forest, home of the legendary Just So campfire, Footlights where you can find brilliant live bands, and Peekaboo with activities for the tiniest Just So-ers.
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