Get ready for the first ever Countryfile Live, bringing the best of the Great British countryside to the stunning stately home and grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
Best of all, visitors are welcome to bring their four-legged friends along and treat them to a treat from one of the many independent shops or take part in a Dog & Duck show. For humans of all ages, there’s plenty to see and do including an ice cream parlour, river sports, vintage funfair, Tug-of-War, Adam’s Farm, 500 exhibitors and get to meet the presenters of the most popular programme on British television. This year the show hit its highest ever rating of 8.7 million viewers.
Countryfile presenter Matt Baker says, “We’re opening up Countryfile to the general public and allowing a hands-on experience for all those who watch and love the programme. We hope people will come along and have fun with all the family. It’s a full-on live experience with a bit of a festival vibe.”
At the heart of Countryfile Live will be a spectacular live show in the Main Arena. Throughout the day, each show will be a celebration of the very best that rural Britain has to offer, focusing on Britain’s love of farming.
Veteran presenter of the show, John Craven says, “I’ve been involved in the show for a quarter of a century, and we’ve never done anything like this before! You can meet the presenters, see hundreds of stalls, and have a go at lots of things. It’ll be a country show like no other.”
Fellow presenter Anita Rani adds, “You’ll see everything from agricultural machinery to environmental areas, to food, arts and outdoor pursuits. Anything that is to do with the country will be celebrated in the glorious shadow of beautiful Blenheim Palace.”
The event is sponsored by investment management firm Quilter Cheviot and is being staged in association with the National Trust. Full show information and tickets are available now from the website.