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Essex Country Show 2012

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by Tina Maria (subscribe)
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A model day out for all the family
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The Essex Country Show, which was once an informal gathering of half a dozen steam engines has since grown to be the largest event of its kind in the South East of England. Now in it's 26th year the show has seen a huge increase in visitor numbers. In the last 5 years alone there have been an average of 35,000 visitors. The show's emphasis is on rural crafts as well as agriculture and history.

Starting at 10.00am and finishing at 5.00pm each day, the show brings you a weekend full of fun for all the family.

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Steam Engines & Model Engines
Working Heavy Horses
Monster Trucks
Children's Amusements
Rural Craft Demonstrations
Vintage Tractors
Stationary Engines
The Sheep Sheering Show
Small Animal Displays
Arena Events
Polly's Parrots Roadshow
Helicopter rides
Over 200 trades and crafts stands and much more!

Sheep shearing
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Prices on the gate:
Adult: 12.00
Child (3-16): 5.00
Senior Citizen: 8.00
Family Ticket (2 2): 29.00
Children under 3: FREE

Prices in advance*:
Adult: 11.00
Child (3-16): 4.00
Senior Citizen: 7.00
Family Ticket (2 2): 26.00
Children under 3: FREE

Camping is also available but please check directly with the organisers of the event as this is strictly on a 'first come first served' basis and places may be limited and must be booked for and paid in advance.

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Other amenities available on site:
Cash machine (1.20 charge for withdrawing money).
Mobility scooter hire from shop opposite (please see website for full details)

*Note: Advance tickets are available until 31st August 2012 by post or until 5.00pm on 7th September 2012 for collection in person.
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Why? Fun, Family day out
When: 8th & 9th of September 2012
Phone: 01268 290222
Where: Essex Country Show, Barleylands, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD
Cost: Various
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