By Terena Plowright
What a joy to run an event where the staff, traders, and the exhibitors & acts were so well organised and so experienced. The event flowed like a dream and everyone was exceptional. I had people from all ages and backgrounds approach me during the show
(and write to me after the event), saying how much they enjoyed it and how amazing everyone was. You are all incredible! Traders feedback was also really encouraging with good sales across the showground, and the food traders seemed to have steady queues but the public did not have too long to wait – perfect.
Numbers attending approx 7,000 (last year 6,500) – again a steady increase. We had over 123 organisations and businesses on site – most from the very local area.
“Thank you Terena it was fabulous – I felt so welcome. I could have known all of you for years.”
“This was a really nice show and l would like to attend next year”
“We really did enjoy the Show and being part of it.”
“Looking forward to next year’s Show”
“Congratulations to Terena and all those involved in the organisation of the Show. What a fantastic Event it was. A big thank you to all those who took part in the main ring and those on the outside. Your presence and contribution made for a wonderful Show and a great atmosphere. Hampshire Horsewatch looks forward to next year’s Show.”
“First Day was very enjoyable. Good crowds attended. Lots to see and do.
“Well done all of you I really don’t think you can improve the show it was perfectly run and had such a good atmosphere.”
“Thanks so much. It is US who need to thank YOU. We all know how much effort goes into organising such an event. As a ‘first timer’, what really struck me was the community spirit and friendliness of the show. I knew it would be like that from the dealings I had with you over the ‘phone. I thoroughly enjoyed the show”
“The visitors I spoke to were lovely and I am sure you have worked hard to target such an audience. So again, well done.”
“Thanks to you and all your staff for another impeccably organised show. There was always at least one of your team visible at all times wherever I was on the showground – not easy to achieve on such a big site. Everything which could be controlled was controlled – only the weather was disappointing. It was especially good to see the ‘early-warning’ signs on the A3 which made hitting the rather sharp turn off at the right speed so much easier.”
“I would like to say how much we enjoyed the show and the opportunity we had to be a part of this show”
“Congratulations to you and your team for hosting a brilliant event!”
“We had a fab day also for the trust, so please do get in Touch for next year!”
“Thank you for the opportunity to trade at this years show. Such a nice setting, my family and I will never tire of taking in the views from the top of the hill. Lots of activities this year for the kids to see and do which was nice although they were hoping to see the reptiles that were there last year. Again food and drink was reasonably priced which for me is a biggie. We trade at festivals throughout the year and food/drink prices have become a major issue with visitors (£2.50 for a can of coke). Toilets were kept clean, staff were very welcoming and friendly.”
Once again, thank you for letting me attend your wonderful event!
Read the full report here:
South Downs Show 2018 Report