THE BLACKWATER COUNTRY SHOW by the lake returns again with more fun and laughter on SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2019
The show warmly welcomes thousands of visitors from miles around. This is a local, big show in its 14th year with a friendly, bustling atmosphere surrounded by soft hedgerows and natures wildlife. In support of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. The huge range of attractions at the 2019 show includes the chance to watch Newfoundland Dogs do what they do best in the water saving humans in trouble, watch the paddlesport team showcase the speed and agility of lightweight canoes across the lake, meet the Vikings in their living village and handle birds of prey. New for 2019 the Tigers Childrens Motorcycle display team performing tricks, stunts and jumps!
There will be a chance to watch a superb, lively display by the Essex Police in the Main Ring capturing a fugitive with an informative and entertaining commentary.
Foodies will be delighted to see a range of artisan pastries, juices, hand made jams and preserves, award winning cheeses and pies, olive oils and vinegars, cupcakes, homemade cream and butter fudge, and a great variety of hot food to enjoy. New for this year enjoy a tipple or two with artisan British flavoured spirits and by popular return wines from local vineyards. There really is something for everyone.
Skilled craftsmen and local producers come together at this popular event in the heart of the countryside to display and sell their creations. There are marquees and exhibits of painters, potters, walking stick makers and blacksmiths, bakers, and brewers. There is flora and fauna, home and garden country gifts, handmade jewellery and nautical wares too.
There are so many opportunities for children too. Why not take them into a canoe for the first time? There are experienced staff and instructors on hand to help them navigate the beautiful lake. And if Crufts inspires you, your furriest members of the family are also invited to join the fun! You can enter your four-legged friend to race against time in Flyball; a thrilling agility relay game. Or why not enter them into the agility course, or dog show for the chance of winning a rosette.
By the lake visitors can relax to victorian music or acoustic guitar melodies with a refreshing drink while watching the show.”
For those who enjoy nostalgia, a variety of colourful vintage tractors will be driven and looking forward to the latest developments, some modern machinery is on display. Together, these fascinating displays show how farming has moved through the ages.
Around the showground little ones can meet animals that are sleek, prickly, furry, shorn and curly! Enjoy activities in the children’s area with lots of space to have fun and laughter with the family. Adventurous youngsters can have-a-go at clay shooting or try using bow and arrow with professional Archers. What a great way to spend a day in the country!
Children £4 (3-16yrs)
Family £23 (2 adults + 2 children)
BUY DISCOUNTED PRE-SHOW TICKETS from Maldon Tourist Information Centre (01621) 856503 or Burnham Tourist Information Centre (01621) 784785
Parking is free
Blackwater Country Show
Maldon CM9 4RB
Approach the show ground using the B1026 Goldhanger Road only. Take Chigborough Road which will be one way only (northbound) on the day. Disabled parking spaces are available in car parks 1 & 2 near the entrance kiosks.
New Visitor Information Centre in the Maldon Town Hall
Maldon’s new Visitor Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Town Hall on Market Hill. Open Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm Discover Maldon Ambassadors will assist residents and visitors in finding out about local events and venues, travel information and tide times.
A new ticket purchasing facility for local events and performances will be provided in the Town Council Offices on the first floor of the Town Hall during the same times.