Hurst Village Society

Preserving and enhancing the Parish of Hurst as a living community


Hurst Show & Country Fayre - 40th Birthday

June 29th & 30th, 2019















































Thousands of people come to enjoy the weekend of family fun in a rural setting.


Show team chair Sue Payne said: “Our visitors kindly tell us the show has a special, non-commercial atmosphere. That is what we aim for.


Hurst Show & Country Fayre is celebrating its 40th birthday with an extra special show on June 29 and 30.


Plans are being made to mark that anniversary. The show started with a one day gymkhana in 1979, primarily to raise money for St Nicholas Primary School, Hurst. It later grew into a whole weekend event.

“If you have ideas about how to celebrate this great birthday, please email me at


The shows have raised many thousands of pounds to support St Nicholas School, Hurst, St Nicholas Pre-School, the village scouts and guides, and many local charities and other good causes.


Last year a record sum, more than £20,000, was donated to the causes above, plus Just Around the Corner, Hurst, helping Wokingham young people,  Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, and Bracknell, Wokingham Red Diamond disabled sports and many other organisations. The show website is at

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