Please take a little time to read through the Frequently Asked Questions listed below, before making an enquiry – it may be that your query is answered here.
When does the Box Office open for advance sales?
The box office for the 2017 event is already open. It will close on Friday 4th August for Membership and Camping. It will close on Friday 18th August for General Admission.
Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
No, general admission tickets and parking passes are available on the gate. However, you will make a saving if you purchase them in advance.
What about Membership or Camping – can I buy that on the gate?
No – Memberships and Camping are only available in advance.
Do I need to buy a ticket for my child?
Accompanied children 12 years and under are admitted free of charge. Provided they are accompanied by a paying adult Member, children 12 years and under are also admitted to the Members Enclosure without additional charge.
I can’t come any more; can I get a refund?
No, unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds on tickets in the final run up to the event.
What are the benefits of Membership over an ordinary admission ticket?
Membership also gives access to the Forward Car Park and the ringside Members’ Marquee, which has full bar, café and restaurant facilities, CCTV, a ringside garden and ‘posh’ loos. Season and Weekend Members also receive a complimentary copy of the Event Programme.
I am purchasing Membership of the event – does my Child need Membership to join me in the Members Enclosure?
No – children can enter the Members Enclosure when accompanied by an adult with Membership.
Is grandstand seating included with my ticket?
Yes – A small grandstand is located at the Main Arena, Tummel Arena and Country Fair Arena. It is free of charge to use, on a first come, first served basis.
What camping packages are available?
Season camping packages are available which allow entry for all four days of the competition, plus the veterinary inspection on Wednesday. Weekend camping packages allow you to enter the event on Saturday and Sunday. Every camping package comes with either general admission or membership for two people.
When can I arrive?
Season camping packages allow you to arrive from Wednesday 23rd August and stay until Monday 28th. If you have booked weekend camping, you can arrive on Friday evening and stay until Monday.
I have more than two people staying in my caravan, do I need to book extra camping packages?
No – As long as you are all staying in caravan/horsebox/motorhome/tent, your extra visitors just need to purchase membership or general admission tickets to get into the event each day.
Does the event have disabled facilities?
Yes – Please go to Gate 2 where your disabled blue vehicle badge should be shown to the car-parking attendants, who will then direct you to the forward parking area. Admission tickets or membership are still required. Disabled toilets are available adjacent to the Country Fair arena, and at the Member’s Enclosure and public catering marquee.
Can I hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair?
We are delighted that Mobility Hire 4 You will be attending the event. They will be providing scooters and wheelchairs for hire. If you would like to pre-book any equipment, please visit www.mobilityhire4you.com for prices, availability and booking or call Mary, Harriet or Ashleigh on 01353 653752, who will be happy to assist you.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome at the event but must be kept on a secure lead at all times. Water points are located at various points around the site. Poop scoop bags are available from the Information area by the Main Arena, and we ask that owners clear up after their dogs. Dogs must not be left in cars.
Is there coach parking?
Yes, coaches are welcome at the event but must be booked in advance. Please contact the organisers office on 01796 481 543 to request your coach pass. Coaches which are not booked in will be able to drop off passengers, but may not be able to park on site. Coach parking is free of charge.
When do the gates open?
Gates open to the public at 8.30am daily, except on Saturday when they open at 7.30am.
What about closing times?
There is no specific closing time – it really depends when all the different competitions finish, but these begin to wrap up from around 5pm. The shopping village exhibitors will stay open as long as shoppers are around!