Long Whatton Village Show 2019

Update: DMRC Charity Presentation

We made a magnificent £2500 to donate to DMRC, and were able to present a check for the total at a recent event at the facility. Thank you to everyone who came and donated so generously. Stay tuned for next year…..!

2019 Show Gallery

The 2019 gallery is now available, please check the Gallery Page

Thanks for coming!

We had a great show, what a scorcher! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us, either by helping out or attending. Check back soon for an update on the total we earned for DMRC.

Update: 23/8/19 Weather for Sunday!

The weather is looking promising for Sunday:


Please can anyone able to help come down to setup the show field on Saturday morning?

Meet at 9:00 am on the field. Bacon butties available to all volunteers!

Please email villageshow@yahoo.co.uk for more info.

Our Sponsors

The following have kindly offered to sponsor the show this year:

Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Council

Arena Events

Only seven days to go, and the arena has a number of great events on:

  • School Choir
  • Tug of War competition
  • Cheerleader display
  • Hoop Man exhibition
  • Fly Ball
  • Birds of Prey demonstration
  • Prize giving for the Produce, Arts and Crafts competition

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay.

Fun Dog Show

This year we will have a dog show running during the day. The following classes are available to enter:

  • Dog or bitch most like its owner
  • Prettiest bitch
  • Most handsome dog
  • Best child handler 13 years & under
  • Best 6 legs
  • Dog with the waggiest tail

Cost is £1 per entry per class, registration is on the day from 12pm and judging starts at 12:30pm. Rosettes and prizes for the winners.

For more information, see the poster below.

Wildfire Cheer

Local cheerleading group Wildfire Cheer will be performing in the arena. Please see their website and Facebook page for more pictures and videos.

News Flash – Victoria Sponge

The Produce Arts and Crafts competition Victoria sponge category does not have a set recipe! Any cake that can be classed as a Victoria sponge can be entered this year.

Update – Hoop Man!

This year, we will welcome Hoop Man, previously seen on Britain’s Got Talent, where he reached the live semi-finals! He will perform a comedy juggling and hoops show, then give some hooping workshops, where everyone can join in to learn to hoop and perform tricks.

2019 Show Charity

This year, we are proud to be supporting The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Benevolent Fund

DMRC is the UK’s leading and world renowned military rehabilitation centre, established in 1949 to treat injured pilots and aircrew. Since that time, it has developed in to a tri-service organisation with a weekly patient cohort of 120, treating a range of injuries, including significant life changing disabilities. Read more about the DMRC and the great work they do here, or visit their website here.

Entrance Fee

This year’s show will cost £2 per adult and 50p for under 14s. Under 2s are free.

2019 Competition Classes

The competition classes are now available, please check the ‘Produce, Arts and Crafts‘ pages for the classes and rules.

Help Needed!

As always we need volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks particularly setting up on Saturday 24th, taking down on Monday 26th and especially on Show day to take a turn to help on the entrance and on stalls such as hoopla and skittles. If you could spare an hour or more, it will be appreciated. If you would like to help out over the weekend, provide sponsorship, or wish to run your own trade or hobby stall, please contact us via the e-mail address: villageshow@yahoo.co.uk

Check out our pictures and video from previous years in the Gallery.

Please note, this is an event for the village run by volunteers. Many thanks to everyone who supports this village activity.