ORGANISERS of the Worcester Show are celebrating after this year’s event attracted an estimated 15 to 20,000 visitors, exceeding the highest estimate of 13,000 attendees at previous shows.
This year the event moved from Gheluvelt Park to Pitchcroft Racecourse – allowing more space between more than 100 stalls, performers, volunteers and visitors.
An incredible line up of artists created an electrifying atmosphere, which carried across the entire venue.
Highlights included Worcestershire resident and Dodgy front man Nigel Clark, delighting the crowds with his acoustic guitar; The Stiff Joints band, who proved a real hit and received a great reception; and community choir Got2sing, which surprised crowds with several flash mob performances.
The Show celebrated the creativity of local people, with more than 650 floral and craft entries received. The number of entries from schools doubled, with prizes for young people offered by Pershore College.
Many stalls sold Worcestershire produce and wares – or promoted local community groups.
“It’s been fantastic to see a record number of people enjoying this year’s Worcester Show, helping to bring the community back together again,” said Coun James Stanley, chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee.
“I’d particularly like to thank the large number of volunteers, local businesses, groups and clubs who stepped forward to help.
“They were all determined that this year, the Show would go on.”