The 2021 show was due to take place on the 27, 28 and 29 July at New Park, Brockenhurst.
Organisers unanimously agreed they had no option but to cancel the 2021 event due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Next year’s event will go ahead at the end of July 2022.
Chairman Martin Stewart said: “We are all extremely saddened to have come to this decision, but the society is a charity and the show costs well in excess of a million pounds to lay on annually. Whilst we believe we are slowly coming out of lockdown there are still too many things that could delay matters. The final date of the 21 June is the earliest the final restrictions could be lifted; it could be delayed. If the society were to go ahead and, for whatever reason, the show was cancelled (even with 3 months to go) it would bankrupt the society. The board unanimously agreed that it was better to protect the long-term survival of the society than to risk everything in what is still very uncertain times. We know what the show means to the community, exhibitors, competitors, sponsors, stewards, members and indeed the whole team at the showground. We are very disappointed but will be back with a vengeance in 2022’.
Anyone who would like to help secure the future of the New Forest Show is encouraged to do so by donating to the Centenary fund. Donations can be made online via the New Forest Show website at www.newforestshow.co.uk.
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