Organisers of The Chale Show say they intend to hold this year’s event as planned, with careful considerations, following Boris Johnson’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown.

The annual spectacle looks set to take place on 31st July and 1st August 2021 – almost 6 weeks after large events will be allowed to take place under the Prime Minister’s plan to return to normality.

It will be the 94th instalment of the much-loved family event following the cancellation of 2020’s weekend extravaganza due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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As well as providing a fantastic day out for the thousands of visitors, the show – one of the biggest events on the Island – donates around £12,000 each year to local charities and helps nurture Island horticulture. Organisers have reaffirmed that they are committed to supporting traders, local business, charities and organisations.

Andrew Woodford, Show Manager, says the team are cautiously monitoring guidance at every opportunity:

“There may have to be some adjustments to some elements of the event and we will work with local authorities to ensure everything is made safe for our volunteers, traders and public. We will only stage the event if it is safe to do so.

“We will be offering a 100% money-back guarantee to any traders who book should the event not take place.

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“It’s been a tough 12 months for people in so many different ways and we feel if we can make a positive difference to supporters and traders then we would like to play a part in that for the Island.

“We are very excited to be able to promote the event and give you all something to look forward to”.

Those interested in trading at the show (outdoors or under canvas) can make enquiries via https://thechaleshow.co.uk/contact/. Early booking rates are only available until 1st May. Horticultural details, including the schedule, will be available shortly.

Island Echo will this year be sponsoring the photography section of the horticultural marquee. We look forward to seeing your entries!

It remains to be seen whether social distancing restrictions will still be in place, but there is growing confidence that by 21st June things will be returning to near normality.

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1 month ago

Fantastic news and well done and can’t wait.

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