Unpaid volunteers acting as the Show Committee and show day volunteers organise and put on MHFS each year. No one is paid and everyone gives up their time and effort free of charge. Unfortunately, the show committee is aging and there are fewer members each year to organise the show. If the Show Committee loses more Members the show may be at risk for future generations. Why not volunteer as Committee member or show day helper? Contact the Show Secretary on email@example.com.
Individual picnics are allowed to be brought into Messingham Show 2023. No alcohol in any form or quantity is allowed to be brought into Messingham Show 2023. This is a condition of our alcohol licence.
The show ground is owned and maintained by Messingham Parish Council who kindly allow for the show to be held each year. There is no charge made by the Parish Council but MHFS is responsible for making good any damage howsoever caused.
Because MHFS only have access to the show ground from the Wednesday before the show everything has to be put in place in a very short period of time to make the show happen – marking out the show ground rings and for trade pitches, laying water and electricity supplies, erecting marques, putting up safety fencing, putting in toilets and bins etc. Why not volunteer as show set up helper or show day helper? Contact the Show Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHFS is run on a not-for-profit basis and every penny earned from gate receipts, trade pitch rental, as well as donations and sponsorship, is put into paying for this year’s show and to act as a ‘kick start’ for the next year’s show. Any surplus is put into our community and the Show bank to act as a wet weather contingency. Two wet shows in succession and resultant low gate receipts etc. may end MHFS.
No Committee Member or volunteer makes any financial gain from MHFS.
Once you have paid and put on your wrist band (ticket) you have access to the show ground as per the conditions of sale. You may come and go as you please with if you are wearing your wristband correctly, as per the conditions of sale.
- Free displays and entertainment including the VANDER WHEEL OF DEATH.
- Free viewing of Show Jumping, Horse Showing and Gymkhana Games in arenas 1 and 2.
- Free face painting for all age groups.
- Free Clown / Magician for all age groups.
- Free music from Ferrer’s Friends Fiddle Group, Barton Town Band and bands on the main stage.
- Classic car and motorcycle display.
- The knowledge that your entry fee will help put on future shows.
Unfortunately, the field adjacent to the show ground is no longer available to MHFS for public car parking. Because of this the show ground layout has been compressed to allow for limited car parking. Due to a lack of show day volunteers MHFS is having to pay for a Security Company to manage the public car parking on our behalf. The £2 charge will pay for the paid help. The Security Company will also patrol the show and eject anyone not wearing their wrist band (ticket).
Yes - card payments for entry to the show and car parking are taken at the point of entry via Card Readers. Some traders also take card payments but it is recommended that you have access to cash for those traders and rides etc. that don’t.
MHFS is run on a not-for-profit basis and there are no discounts or concessions available as the Show Committee is already keeping entry fees as low as it can.
Due to limited numbers of BSJ members locally jumping on grass entry numbers have reduced year on year to the point MHFS was losing money. Also, the Show Committee wanted to concentrate its efforts supporting horse ownership locally and so is reintroducing unaffiliated showing classes.
Messingham Show Committee does not discriminate against any group or individual but we are unable to allow entry of any horse or pony hacked / ridden to the showground. Suitable horse boxes must be employed. We are not just a horse show but have many other attractions and activities resulting in frequent vehicle movements on the surrounding public highways competing with local traffic flows throughout the show day. Our insurers and the local authority expressed concern regarding the high volume of pedestrian and vehicular movement on or about the showground entrances on show day and the effect this may have on horses and their riders and as a result we have not permitted entries from horses hacked / ridden to Messingham Show since 2016.