At 2.45 pm on Sunday, thousands of visitors were waiting with ears peeled. Although XH558 got as far as Didcot, circling, waiting for the weather to clear, the clouds kept rolling in over us and for much of the time the White Horse Hill was shrouded in white. In the end XH558 was not able to make it. A similar story for a number of other displays it attended this year but we were so close….
2015…. POST SCRIPT
It was a wet weekend – it very occasionally happens! – but visitors in their thousands came to see us and enjoyed our attractions, trade stands and our wide range of entertainment.
Low cloud meant that some of our air based displays were cancelled although it cleared just enough for long enough for Mark Jefferies to find some space under the cloud base to put on a stunning aerobatic show.
Our Main Arena attractions kept the crowds entertained, our Trade Stands – in our biggest marquee yet and throughout the Showground – gave plenty of shopping opportunities, and many smaller attractions over the day giving interest and appeal across the age range.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Show. See you all and hopefully even more in August 2016. We are currently working on our headline attractions and will guarantee that there will be yet more new things to do and see.
How did our new additions for 2015 do?
M.A.D. Display Team – with their own arena – SUNDAY AND MONDAY
They displayed in the wet to much admiration, We hope to see them again in 2016 Go to website
FORGET-ME-NOT TEA ROOMS – with their own fully seated marquee and outside garden
The Vintage themed tea rooms offering light refreshments throughout the day went down a storm (not literally, it was just wet, not windy!!). A fantastic addition to our Show and a keeper for future Shows
• Go-karts for the youngsters – perhaps quad bikes might have been more appropriate but hope to see them next year
• Swindon Model Boat Society with their own lake! Topped up by the rain!
• H-Bar-C Drifters – Authentic exhibition of the Wild West – thanks to you all
2015 country attractions included:
Heavy Horses Main Arena Display • Old Berks Hunt (Monday) • Falconry Display • Ferret Racing • Clay Pigeon, Target Shooting and Archery (Have a go – all levels were welcomed) • Dog Show • Farm Animals and Poultry, Rural skills (weaving, honey bees) and much more!!
Our kids attractions for 2015 included:
Children’s Play/Music/Crafts • Prof Crump • Soft Play • Punch and Judy- Prof Dumpling• Fun Fair • Go-Karting (for little ones!) • Festival Circus and much more!!
After a busy day taking in the attractions – including some retail therapy – many headed for the bar for a refreshing drink, enjoyed the live music, took in the glorious views – well the views were there, just a little clouded by cloud!
Historic Cars (Monday) • Classic Motorbikes (Sunday) • Vintage Tractors • Static Engines • Beer tent and bar • A wide range of Food • Craft and Model Marquees • Trade Stands/Shopping • Community Stands and much more!!
This is country based Show held on land being farmed for the rest of the year. Please be prepared for some bumpy ground, and, if we have prolonged rain, some mud!
We allocate disabled parking close to the entrance to the Showground. The car-park will be in an arable field from which a crop will recently have been harvested. The Showground is on established pasture land.
We will have car-park marshals supervising parking and if you need specific assistance, please let one of the marshals know and we will help where we can.
We welcome well behaved dogs on leads with well-behaved owners clearing up any of their mess. Please be aware that we are busy and at times noisy place with many sounds which might be strange to your dog. If you have any concerns that this might unsettle or disturb your dog then please leave them at home and not in your car!
The Uffington White Horse Show is a traditional two day country show which takes place every year over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. It offers a wide range of attractions for families and people of all ages including arena events, craft stalls, animals, historic vehicles and much, much more.
The Show is located in fields overlooked by the famous bronze age figure of the Uffington White Horse, which is over 3,000 years old.
The Show was started over forty years ago by local villagers to raise funds to replace the Village Hall in Uffington. This was achieved in 1975 when the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall was officially opened. Since then the show has continued to support local associations and charities through the White Horse Show Charitable Trust.
Our motto is “Countryside, Family and Fun” and our objective is to bring those enjoyments to as wide a group of people as possible.