Thousands of people will see livestock, stunts and demonstrations at this year's New Forest Show

FIRST LOOK: Thousands flock to New Forest Show

Sheep on display at last year's New Forest Show

Thousands flock to New Forest Show

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THOUSANDS of people flocked to the beginning of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show today.

Queues built up on the A337 between Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst as families from across the South converged on the Forest for the three-day spectacular.

Daily Echo:

Almost 100,000 spectators are expected to visit the huge show ground at New Park, Brockenhurst, for Hampshire's annual celebration of rural life.

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This year's event has attracted a record number of livestock entries, including more than 900 sheep, 300 cattle and a large number of pigs.

Daily Echo:

Many of the first people to arrive watched some of the equine classes while others opted to tour the shops or visit some of the 600 trade stands.

The theme of this year's show is 'Hands On'. Spectators are being given the chance to try their hand at 50 different activities including milking a cow, driving a 4x4 or being a television newsreader.

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He said: "The show is a fabulous opportunity to look at the immense range of rural based activities in this area with lots of opportunities to get "hands on.""

Daily Echo:

Today's line up includes the first two performances by motorcycle stunt ace Jamie Squibb who is making his third visit to the show.

With "perfect" show weather forecast for the next three days, organisers are confident that the Daily Echo-backed event will be a huge success.

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10:58am Tue 29 Jul 14

camerajuan says...

Now it's 100,000 spectators and over 1,000 livestock?!?!

Tell me the locals are fine with this and I'll show you a group of hypocrites.
Now it's 100,000 spectators and over 1,000 livestock?!?! Tell me the locals are fine with this and I'll show you a group of hypocrites. camerajuan
  • Score: 4

11:49am Tue 29 Jul 14

AFrustratedCyclist says...

So a 100,000 spectators during the week during peak season when the majority of people need to get to work is fine.

But 2,000 on two weekends a year out of the main tourist season is the end of the world to some.

Come on!

I hope the New forest show goes well, but it is going to cause genuine traffic nightmare for most who live in, around or work in the forest for most of this week.
So a 100,000 spectators during the week during peak season when the majority of people need to get to work is fine. But 2,000 on two weekends a year out of the main tourist season is the end of the world to some. Come on! I hope the New forest show goes well, but it is going to cause genuine traffic nightmare for most who live in, around or work in the forest for most of this week. AFrustratedCyclist
  • Score: 7

4:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

GoonerEIE says...

Great, that means the roads with gridlocked with all the additional cyclists....sorry I mean cars then!
Great, that means the roads with gridlocked with all the additional cyclists....sorry I mean cars then! GoonerEIE
  • Score: -2

9:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Actually, a couple of years ago they completely re-thought the traffic arrangements for the Show and now it is really very good considering the numbers.
Actually, a couple of years ago they completely re-thought the traffic arrangements for the Show and now it is really very good considering the numbers. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: -3

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