Royal Bath & West Show 2014

22 April 2014

The 2014 SWAG Show will take place at this year’s Royal Bath and West Show, and in response to exhibitors comments, the Huacaya Show has been compressed into 2 days and the Suri Classes will all take place on one day.

The Judges for the show will be Huacaya - Mary-Jo Smith, Suri –Jay Holland.  The Show will be run in accordance with BAS Show Rules 2014. 
 
The daily show programme will commence at 1000 hrs and will be as follows:

Thursday 29th May – Huacaya – Junior, multi, wether and Sire’s Progeny culminating in the Junior Female and Male Championships along with Junior Handler.

Friday 30th May – Huacaya – Intermediate, adult and senior classes, Dam’s Progeny with age champions leading to Huacaya Supreme Champion and Best of British.

Saturday 31st May – Suri – All Suri classes in the age group format and Junior Handlers.

On-line entries via the BAS website are now open and the entry fee of £20 + VAT per entry includes entry to the showground for 2 people.   
Entries close at 2359 hrs Monday 5th May 14so don’t miss out.  

Fans are not required/allowed in the Alpaca Pavilion as there will be plenty of outside penning available and the high roof of the pavilion keeps the air circulating.

Alpacas may arrive before 0900 and depart after 1700 hrs daily through the dedicated alpaca gate close to the Showground’s Blue Gate.  

Camping facilities are available close to the Blue Gate.

The Royal Bath and West Show is one of the West County’s premier agricultural shows, attracting up to 100,000 visitors over 4 days – commencing on Wednesday 28th May.

As the show society spends in excess of £13,500 providing the Alpaca Pavilion and the alpacas always prove to be very popular, it has been agreed that there should be some activities in the Pavilion on the first day of the day. 
These will include:

a.   Alpacas with a free trade stand for herd prepared to bring their alpacas to the showground on the Wednesday.

b.  Sales tables for those wishing to sell alpaca products – no charge to those subsequently showing alpacas - £22 (Equivalent to entry fee for showground) for
those not showing alpacas
c.  Introductory talks about keeping and breeding alpacas.

d.  Display of fleece with opportunity for public to get hands on the fleece and to see/hear about how we get raw fleece into finished products with demonstrations of both spinning and weaving.

Marketing Opportunities During the Alpaca Show
Armitage Livestock Insurance Agency have once again very generously agreed to be the major sponsors of the show, at which there will be the following marketing opportunities:

a.  Trade Stands – To allow exhibitors to advertise their herds/ stud services, stock and alpaca products for sale – Cost £50 for duration of Alpaca Show.

b. Craft tables selling alpaca related products - £10 per day for those showing alpacas, £32 for first day and £10 per day thereafter for members not showing alpacas.

c. Advertising in Show Catalogue – An A5 catalogue will be produced for the show.  Colour adverts in the catalogue will be available as follows:

  • Full page - £50
  • Half page - £30

The money raised from the marketing opportunities will be used to pay the judges fees of £150 per day, the printing of the catalogue and admin expenses with any balance of funds going to SWAG.

Contact -  For further details of the show, to book marketing opportunities or to offer assistance please contact Di Davies e-mail 01308 488661 or 07739 382483 or e-mail didavies@alpaca.fsnet.co.uk

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