The Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show is to be renamed ‘The Nottinghamshire County Show’ at Newark Showground, following a Council meeting of the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) this week.
After one of its most successful County Shows earlier this year, the NNAS decided that the time was right to build on the increased pride Nottinghamshire people have in their County and put its substantial agricultural achievements firmly on the map.
Current President of the NNAS, Mich Stevenson OBE DL, was a proponent of the name change.
“With strong public support for the County flag and the real sense of pride in the community that events in 2012 have helped generate, it made perfect sense for the Show’s title to reflect what it is – a showcase of everything that our diverse and successful County has to offer. Hopefully this will firmly establish the Show in people’s minds as the place to be each May”.
The Society’s Chief Executive, Adrian Johnston, added: “The change is welcomed by our members as it gives The Show even broader appeal, helping us to draw in all that’s good from across the entire county - including all our county towns”.
Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council also welcomed the show’s name change.
“The County Show celebrates our magnificent farming and rural heritage and is one of the jewels in the events calendar in Nottinghamshire.
“More than 50,000 people flock to this great event each year and the Show organisers are clearly ambitious to build on its strengths. The renaming of the show to the Nottinghamshire County Show will reinforce this ambition by widening out its appeal to even further afield.
“We wish the organisers every success with this excellent venture and are proud to be one of its main supporters.”
The 2013 Nottinghamshire County Show will take place over the weekend of May 11th and 12th at the Newark Showground.