Visit the New Forest Show 2011 for a really great family day out. You can really experience and learn what life is like living in this beautiful UK National Park. It is held from 26 - 28 July at The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH for your SatNav.
New Forest pigs
I'll be visiting this annual agricultural show this year and writing my review. It is a way for you to really explore the customs, history and lifeblood of the beautiful New Forest National Park.
New Forest Show 2011
Here's what you can enjoy at this years show.
Jamie Sqibb and his motorcycle display team - which is back by popular demand
The Heavy Horse Musical Drive
The Solent Dog Display team
New Forest pony, donkey, cow, pig, sheep, displays throughout the 3 days. We ate our sandwiches in the front row of a display one year whilst a string of massive bulls were being shown with just a single rope fence keeping us apart. The bulls behaved impeccably whilst we studied them up close!
The Countryside Area is a must and one of my personal favourites. Fly fishing, ferret and terrier racing, falconry, gun and drug dog displays, and all day game cooking demonstrations. Don't forget my motto at newforest-life website -please try to eat locally!
Forestry Fun with the Axemen showing just what large men and an axe and a huge log can achieve
Local produce shows
Local flower and garden shows
The Hants Fire and Rescue Team will show you a display of what the New Forest animals can get up to and the fantastic equipment they have to rescue them from bogs and other dangers.
The Food Hall will be fantastic and you can sample before you buy often - don't eat before as you will be buying lots of delicious local food and produce.