A taste of the Surrey County Show – Guildford

The Surrey County Show — Arguably Guildford’s Favourite Show

Every year on the Spring Bank Holiday, Stoke Park in Guildford is transformed into a magical wonderland: the Surrey County Show. It’s a remarkable event that’s filled with happy energy and draws people in from all walks of life to see the diverse range of attractions and sideshows: everything from agricultural shows ad demonstrations, rare breeds, arts and crafts.

There really is something there for everyone and that’s before we get to the main arena at the very heart of the show. The day-long events programme is jam packed full of entertainment – my personal favourite being he scurry racing. I’ve no idea why. It’s a fast-paced time trial where a pair of ponies race to pull a lightweight carriage around a tightly twisting course of cones. For such a tight course it’s incredible how fast they can go.

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But it doesn’t stop there, you’ll be able to see everything from marching bands to show jumping to monster truck stunt shows. It really is a great day out for the entire family and one not to me missed.

We try to go every year if we can. My only complaint? It’s only on for one day – miss it and you’ll have to wait a whole year before your next chance comes around.

Hope you like the photos. They’re all of the Surrey County Show from previous years. I wasn’t there in a professional capacity, just for fun on a day out with my family (for some reason a photographer never seems to stop working, at least I don’t but then it never feels like work). As such I was restricted to a fixed shooting position from the stands but nevertheless, I’m relatively pleased with the results. Rather than have them sit in a dusty corner of a multi-terabyte archive I’d like to share them here with you if I may.

If you like them, leave a comment and let me know 🙂

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