Aylsham Show is cancelled

Just Regional
May 8, 2020 2 mins read

One of the most keenly anticipated events on the Norfolk calendar, the Aylsham Show, has been cancelled this year – but organisers have pledged it will be back next year with some extra treats for key workers.

The executive committee of the Aylsham Agricultural Show Association held a virtual meeting and decided that the show, due to be held on August 31, would have to be cancelled.

David Hitcham, show administrator, said: “The 2020 Aylsham Show has been cancelled to protect the safety of all those involved with the show. Financial implications, in many ways, could also not be ignored, with the likelihood, too, that the National Trust would not allow a mass gathering on their land at that time.

Crowds flock to the show each year, but this year’s event has had to be cancelled.

“We are all very disappointed with this outcome, but we all feel it is the right thing to do given the current circumstances.

“We will be back in 2021, on August 30, with a proposed new layout and some different ideas, to ensure that the Aylsham Show is at its very best for the public to enjoy.”

He said organisers would also show their gratitude “to the key and brave workers in our county, with some concessions for the 2021 Show”.

Although the show will not be going ahead, the Food and Drink Heroes Competition will still be held.

This will be aimed at the many businesses who have been innovative and supportive during these difficult times, with further details to be announced shortly.

The show, one of the biggest one-day shows in the region, has been held regularly for more than 70 years.

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