Sunday 9th June 2019
Park came alive on Sunday as the Banbury and District Show provided thrill-packed
entertainment for men, women and children.
the park’s new ultra-modern £100,000 skate ramp – the most spectacular amenity
for skateboarders and BMX riders for miles around – was officially opened by
town mayor Cllr John Colegrave.
The show was free to enter and thousands of families
turned out to enjoy the non-stop fun.
65-metre zip wire, go-karts, inflatables, ferret racing, beer tent,
climbing wall and an archery range were some of the attractions – and a funfair
provided all-day rides.
were farm animals to stroke and a dog show enchanted pet lovers.
giant marquees housed 1) a mini-food fair with artisan food and drink, 2) an
art festival with finished paintings and artists at work, and 3) health and
stalls did good business raising funds for their causes.
the main arena BMX bikers performed gravity-defying stunts and other big arena
attractions included a gun dog display and marching bands.
second arena was devoted to music and dance. Cllr Colegrave said: “Once again the Banbury and District Show came up trumps and it was another day to remember. Fabulous
new attractions and popular regulars came together to provide something for
just about everyone.
long-awaited opening of the new skate ramp was a great occasion. Skaters and
BMX riders were soon using it to the full and from their comments we know it
was £100,000 well spent.”
'New for 2019'
Health & Fitness Marquee - for help and advice from a vast range of specialists. Supported by Visit Banbury Community Interest.
Artisan Food & Drink Marquee - another opportunity to sample and purchase some of the best artisan food & drink from around the country. Supported by Banbury BID
Also back by popular demand, for their 3rd year, was the Artfest Marquee.
A chance to watch artists and craft people at work and for those seeking bespoke arts and crafts. Supported by The Artery (Parsons St).