The Ilmington Show (formerly the Ilmington Fete) traditionally takes place every year on the village Playing Fields on Mickleton Rd. on the afternoon of August Bank Holiday Monday.
Over the last 40 years, organised by a committee of volunteers, it has grown from strength to strength now attracting over 3000 visitors for an afternoon of family fun with profits going to a variety of local good causes large and small, including village charities, the Air Ambulance and Shipston Home Nursing.
The highlights of the show, in addition to a range of stall and sideshows, are a flypast by an aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a fun Dog Show, Ilmington Horticultural Society’s Annual Show of Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Cookery and Crafts (open to everyone) in the marquee, and a display and cavalcade of classic cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. There are Punch and Judy shows, bouncy castles, assault courses and other activities for children. The bar, Pimms stall, BBQ, pig roast, and PTA teas provide refreshments throughout the afternoon. Local clubs and societies organise tombolas, bric-a-brac and information stands while crafts people come to demonstrate their work and sell their products.
Sadly and after much deliberation the Ilmington Show Committee has decided to cancel the 2021 show due to be held on the August Bank Holiday. This is due to the uncertainties of the coronavirus situation. With that in mind our committee has reached this sad decision, but hopefully we will be back in 2022 to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
In the meantime we are looking for willing volunteers to join our committee to make the 2022 Show happen. Please contact Show Committee Chairman Alan Wright on 01608 682660, if you are interested.
Chair: Alan Wright
Minutes Secretary and Sponsorship: email Susan Brock
Admin Secretary: email Alison Wright
Treasurer: email Fiona Dakin
Committee members: Paul Dakin, Fred Edmunds, Carl Murray, Ian Salt Foster, Rupert Wyles