The CHRISTOW SHOW
2017 is on Saturday 19th August at the Recreation Field, Christow. Please click here
to see whats on, download entry forms, book a trade stand, etc.
The show has seen many changes over the years since it first
appeared in 1925 emerging from what was called the Christow Revels to become
what it is today. Then, the main participants in the agricultural and
horticultural classes were the farmers from the nine local farms which still
Over the years, whatever the changes, one thing remains a
constant factor. As we all know the success of any outdoor activity is reliant
on some good weather! In 2016 the lead up to the show was not too bad and we
had high hopes of a good attendance. However in the few days before the show
the weather forecasters chose to predict gloom doom and storm and tempest,
almost advising us to stay at home because of the awful weather. This of course
did the show’s attendance figures no good at all but those folk who did come
were treated to very pleasant warm summer’s day.
The usual events were on display for 2016, the horse events,
parade of tractors and cars, horse and hound relay, sheaf pitching, cross
country race, children’s sports, carriage driving, terrier racing plus the
Gamechanger gun dog display team.
Obviously with numbers through the gate being much lower our
gate income was very much lower, and of course expenses keep on rising. However
we managed a small donation to the President’s charity which this year was
Plans for 2017 are well under way with something to please
everyone. We have Dartmoor Archery, Emma’s Donkeys, the Cross Country Run, the
Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers, the farrier Stuart Taylor and by popular demand
the Vikings are back! As well as the usual local attractions and trade stands
the Pony Clubs of the area will compete in Pony Club Games.
May I take this opportunity to thank our hard working
committee who year after year battle on to cope with ever increasing expenses
and mountains of more and more red tape in order to keep someone, somewhere
happy but feel passionately that we must keep your show ready and available
every third Saturday in August.