Royal Show in 2009 will be it's last
Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) has this week announced that the 2009 Royal Show will be the last in its present form to be held by the Royal Agricultural Society of England at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The decision to end the historic Royal Show has resulted from a succession of problems that have beset the events in recent years, including the Foot and Mouth disaster in 2001, very bad weather two years ago and Blue Tongue last year. As a result the event has struggled financially and in its ability to attract both farming and non-farming visitors.
The 2009 Royal Show – the 160th Royal Show and the 46th at Stoneleigh Park will take place from 7th-10th July. Organisers are confident that visitors will have a great day out, enjoy the livestock, horses, technical features and shopping and bid a fond farewell to an event that has long been held in great affection by farmers and others who work and live in the British countryside.
It is hoped that a new programme of events will be developed from 2010 onwards.
More information about the 2009 Royal Show