The Heathfield & District Agricultural Show Society Council is sad to announce that the 2020 Heathfield Show has been cancelled.
The Show Council has taken into consideration all the Government instructions relating to the virus and has come to the conclusion that there is no option other than to cancel.
The Show Secretary, Nicola Magill commented, “Everybody realises what a big decision this is, and it hasn’t been taken lightly.
“All the Government guidelines have been examined and the Show Council are in agreement that the responsibility for the health of all our visitors, exhibitors, guests, trade stand holders, volunteers, stewards and committee members has to be the main priority. Combining this with the financial health of the Society is also important. Unrecoverable expenses have already been incurred but the closer to Show day the more this figure will escalate.”
“Taking both these factors into consideration, with the necessity of preserving the Society assets for future Shows, it seems sensible to decide to cancel sooner, rather than later.”
We rely on a considerable number of local volunteer organisations to help us run the Show on show day and in return we make donations to their organisations. The cancellation of the Show will hit them hard as it means there will be no donations this year – today is a very sad day.
We would like to thank everyone involved with us for your continuing support. Please bear with us whilst we work on arrangements going forward.
The date for the next Show will be 29th May 2021.