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Andrews Marquees are proud to be providing all of the tables, chairs and other furniture for the 2014 Melplash Agricultural Society Show.
Widely known as “the South West’s premier agricultural exhibition”, the Melplash Show takes place at the West Bay Showground near Bridport in Dorset. The show, which has been running since 1847, has its origins in a ploughing competition organised between two rival farmers and their employees to establish who had the superior plough team. Traditionally held on the Thursday before the August Bank Holiday, this years’ show will take place on Thursday the 21st of August.
The show is famous for its numerous competitions and awards, which this year will include the Rural Craft Award, Best Bridport Banger competition and a show jumping contest amongst many others. There will also be a whole range of trade stands, a Craft and Traders Arcade, a By the Sea exhibit promoting everything connected to our coastline and, of course, a fabulous Food Hall packed full of all sorts of local delicacies.
However, the highlight of this year’s show will almost certainly be a death-defying performance from motocross display team Bolddog Lings, who return to Melplash to follow-up their show-stopping turn in 2013. Bolddog Lings have achieved national acclaim since performing at last years’ Melplash Show, thanks to their recent appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, where they made it all the way through to the semi-finals.
The show is organised by the Melplash Agricultural Society, a registered charity that works to promote and improve agriculture and horticulture in West Dorset for the benefit of the general public. We are really pleased to be working with such a great organisation and hope to see you at this year’s show, perhaps taking a load off your feet on one of our chairs.
Andrews Marquees supply marquees and event furniture in Bristol and throughout the South West, so if you’re planning any kind of outdoor event, big or small, we would love to hear from you. If you’d like to get in touch, give us a call on 01275 545199 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you.