The Ilmington Show (formerly the Ilmington Fete) 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 this year's show on August Bank Holiday Monday. This is due to the coronavirus situation. Although restrictions are slowly being lifted the safety of the people in our village is our highest priority. With that in mind our committee has reached this sad decision, but hopefully we will be back next year.
Nevertheless it’s not too early to think about 2021, our 40th anniversary! You can be part of this great community event.
To volunteer to help with sideshows, etc. on the day or to join the Committee which normally meets once a month throughout the year contact Show Committee Chairman Alan Wright on 01608 682660.
Chair: Alan Wright
Committee members: Paul Dakin, Fred Edmunds, Carl Murray, Ian Salt Foster, Rupert Wyles