Alrewas Show

Alrewas Autumn Gathering

Come and join us for a series of community events around Alrewas over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of September.

Due to the COVID pandemic we have missed 2 successive Alrewas Shows (the only time this has ever happened in peacetime) and the 2020 Arts Festival, both of which are a major part of our village life.

So as we emerge from lockdown our Alrewas Show, Alrewas Arts Festival and Alrewas Island volunteers have created a relaxed outdoor series of events to give our local community the opportunity to get together and have some fun:

We have 2 main events planned:

Saturday 4th September 10am – 5pm: Horses, Hounds and more
A mini country show on the Alrewas Show field, with something for all the family, including Horse shows, classic cars, vintage tractors, dog show and agility display, working crafts displays, live band music and more.
There’ll be snacks and refreshments on sale and a licensed bar.
Free parking - but please come on foot if you can!

Sunday 5th September 11am – 5pm: ArtsFest on the Island!
A selection of Arts Festival activities plus some new ones.
Limited free disabled parking. No other parking is available on site so please do not come by car.

Further information can be found on the event website: www.alrewasautumngathering.co.uk

All proceeds from the events will be distributed to local charities and good causes.

Let's get together and start making up for lost time!

Hounds

The hounds you'll see at the Alrewas Show are working dogs, bred for hunting down the centuries. There are various hunting breeds, and you'll see a good selection of these at the Alrewas Show.

Nowadays they no longer hunt live quarry, and of course fox hunting has been illegal in the UK since 2004. Some hunts follow trails laid earlier in the day (trail hunting) while some hunt the "clean boot" - human quarry, usually a proficient fell runner or marathon runner. Some hunts are mounted while others go on foot, walking behind the hounds.

All hunts take great care to comply with the current legislation, and work closely with the farming community to ensure that they only hunt on land that farmers have given them permission to use.

Although they are hunting animals, they are very friendly, and love meeting the general public - at the Alrewas Show you'll have the chance to come into the ring to say Hello!

 

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Hounds at the 2018 Alrewas Show

This year we're delighted to have four hunts on display, and four different breeds of hound:

The Four Shires Bloodhounds
The Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt (foxhounds)
The North Warwickshire Beagles
The Westerby Basset Hounds

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