Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Orsett Show?
The next Orsett Show is Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 9.00am to 5.00pm


What's the history of the Show?
You can read a short history of the Show by visiting the Show History page. If you have any photos taken at the Show in years gone by we would be delighted to add them to the website. Please send them via email to marketing@orsettshow.co.uk with as much information as you have, and we will add them on.


How do I get there?
Please go to the Map page for directions by car and bus.


Is parking easy, and how much does it cost?
There's free parking for hundreds of cars at the Show Ground.


How much are the tickets?
Online tickets can now be purchased at a discounted cost of £10 for adults and £8 concessions. Online tickets will only be available for purchase until 27th August 2017. Tickets can be purchased on the gate on the day priced at £12.00 each per adult, children under 16 years FREE when accompanied by a paying adult, OAP's £10.00 each.


Is there any Disabled parking?
Yes, there are free Disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in the main car park, close to the large Tents.


Can I hire a Mobility Scooter when I get there?
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to offer mobility scooter hire at this year's Show.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that the grass is very bumpy in places, and it can be quite hard work pushing an adult in a manual wheelchair. Smaller mobility scooters can just about cope, but larger ones make easy work of it.


Can I take my dog?
Dogs are very welcome, as long as they are kept on a lead. They will have a lovely day out!


Will there be refreshments available?
Yes. There are a large number of refreshment outlets selling everything from fresh fruit smoothies to cups of tea, and from fish & chips to hog roasts. There's something for everyone, and because there are so many food stalls the queues are never too long. There is also a picnic area if you would like to take your own food and drink, as well as a beer tent.


Are there plenty of toilets available?
Yes, there are luxury porta-loo toilets available for men, women and the disabled, which are very clean and pleasant to use. There are also baby changing facilities.


What facilities do you have for baby changing and feeding?
There is a small Lost Children tent which also offers facilities for mothers to change and feed their babies. You are very welcome to use this free of charge. Nappies and wipes are available for emergencies.


Can I book a Trade Stand?
Yes, you can book by post or online via our Trade Stand Application page.


Can I book a Craft Stall?
Yes, you can book a Craft Stall by visiting our Craft Stand page. Applications must be in by June.


I'm not sure whether I need a Trade Stand or a Craft Stand. What should I do?
Please just contact either the Trade Stand controller or the Craft Stand controller via the Trade Stand page or the Craft Stand page, tell them about the things you wish to sell and they will be able to advise you.


How do I enter something I've made in the Orsett Show?
All residents are welcome to take part in the Orsett Show. You are very welcome to enter a cake, a photograph, some honey, preserves, needlework, art or handicrafts into the Show to show off your skills. Entry forms are available to download on our Hobbies and Handicrafts page, or you will find them in the Orsett Show Schedule booklet, which is available in local shops and post offices.


How do I enter something I've grown into the Orsett Show?
All residents, allotment owners and local farmers are welcome to take part in the Orsett Show. You are very welcome to enter vegetables, fruit, flowers and wine, or make a floral display at the Show. Entry forms are available to download on our Horticultural page, or you will find them in the Orsett Show Schedule booklet, which is available in local shops and post offices.


How can our School take part in the Orsett Show?
Schools have their very own tent at the Orsett Show. If you contact us via the Schools page you will be able to arrange for your School to set up their own display of work at the Show.


Does the smoking ban affect the Orsett Show?
To comply with the Government Ban on smoking in public places, smoking is not permitted in any of the Marquees or Tents on the Showground.


What time does the family dog show begin?
The family dog show is a popular part of the Orsett Show and is run by the Phoenix Dog Training Club. Entries are taken from the time the Show opens, and the Dog Show begins at 1:30 p.m. There are 10 classes plus Best In Show with rosettes for the winning dogs. Visitors can also enter their dogs in the Fun Agility course, the Scurry, the Have-A-Go-Flyball and the Good Behaviour rounds. Entry charges range from 50p to £1.



I have a question that's not answered here. Can you help me?
Yes, just email us on secretary@orsettshow.co.uk and we will be able to point you in the right direction.
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