Plans for the 121st Royal Isle of Wight County Show are ramping up as organisers prepare to offer visitors another fantastic slice of rural life over the weekend of June 25-26.
There’s a packed schedule of entertainment, animal displays and hands-on activities, and local food produce will be a large part of the show’s focus again this year. Visitors will have the chance to sample and buy lots of lovely local produce, from award-winning cheeses to chutneys. Many of the suppliers are Wight Marque members, the Island’s food provenance scheme that lets you know that the product is grown, produced or made on the Isle of Wight.
Food will be available all day at the Food Pavilion or at the many outlets across the showground for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and the friendly stallholders will gladly answer any questions about their produce.
The show will also host some of the Island’s best makers and designers in the I Love Wight makers’ market. Browse the stalls for gorgeous homewares, jewellery, ceramics, skincare ranges, candles, prints and cards.
Jayne Booth, from I Love Wight, said: “It will bring the very best of Island crafters and makers. The Island has an abundance of extremely talented people, and we are excited to be working with them to bring the public the best the Island has to offer.”
Over in the popular Island Arts area will be a Paradise Isle theme, where visitors will be able to try their hand at a range of arts and crafts from lino-printing to jewellery making. The activities will be a great opportunity to engage with local artists.
Tickets are available on-line now from iwcountyshow.co.uk – day ticket: £10.50 for adults (£12.50 on the gate), weekend ticket: £15 (£20 on the gate), and it’s free for under-16s with a paying adult.