Kenilworth Show cancelled this year - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth Show cancelled this year

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jan, 2021   0

THE KENILWORTH Show will not go ahead next year.

Organisers, Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), made the decision in a bid to financially secure the show’s future and allow it to continue promoting education in agriculture across Warwickshire.

The event was set to take place in June but will next take place in 2022.

The decision follows uncertainty surrounding events being held next year as a result of the pandemic, and to safeguard the health of the agricultural community.

KADAS is still planning to hold smaller events such as equine shows, crop competitions and social activities throughout 2021.

Chair Nicky Maynard said: “This has been an extremely difficult decision to make and understandably disappointing for so many.

“We have made the decision with careful consideration. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic putting the society in an unprecedented position of uncertainty to continue planning a 2021 show would pose too great a risk for the society’s finances.

“KADAS is a charitable organisation and we have to take steps to preserve the charity, so we can continue our valued work in the community for many years to come. We also have to recognise the great risk that holding the show could bring to our visitors, members, businesses and partner organisations.

“Dependant on government guidelines we will be holding a series of smaller events to provide opportunities to showcase agriculture in Warwickshire throughout 2021.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience, their understanding and continued support as we navigate through the coming year.”

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