The Showman’s Show to return to Newbury Showground

Showman’s Show returns to reconnect outdoor event industry.

The Showman’s Show will return to Newbury Showground from 18 to 19 October 2023 with an extended format as Lance Show & Publications launches a party on the Wednesday evening.

The Showman’s Supper promises to bring event professionals together in a social setting offering networking and entertainment. Held onsite within a permanent building at the showground it is set to capture the atmosphere of Showman’s Show parties past whilst adding a contemporary twist.  

The evening will be carefully crafted to create an environment for networking at the end of a busy season of events. Moving away from the traditional sit-down dinner format to allow everyone to continue conversations, there will be a relaxed dining experience, delivered by Eat to the Beat and Global Infusion Group. There will also be entertainment in the form of live music, a DJ and maybe even the odd bar game.

Event Directors, Jeremy and Johnny Lance explain the thought process for the event’s launch: “In the past few years, the number of exhibitors and visitors expressing their desire for some form of social event at the end of the first day of show has grown to a point where we decided we needed to do something about it. The timing of the show is certainly a factor; it’s at the end of the season which is perfect for getting together and we’re known for being a social bunch. Also, if you’re making the journey to the show then having a reason to extend your visit and catch up in a relaxed setting definitely makes sense. We’re really excited about hosting the first of what we hope will be many Showman’s Suppers.”

Tickets will go on sale later and The Showman’s Supper will be open to all event professionals to attend. Showman’s Show exhibitors will receive a preferential ticket rate.