How much did the show cost to produce in 2017?
The Lambeth Country Show remained free in 2017 for all to enjoy. The cost of producing a show of this scale is increasing each year for various reasons such as health & safety, security, crowd management and medical. We have published a full budget to demonstrate how public money is spent on the show.
Is there any demographic information available?
In 2017 we conducted our largest ever survey at the show, as well as an online survey after the event.
What are the dates & opening times in 2018?
Our 2018 show will take place on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July.
Opening times will be 12 noon – 8pm on both days.
What is access like for wheelchair users?
The show takes place in Brockwell Park, which recently just retained its Green Flag Award. Good pathways and road systems run throughout that makes it easily accessible for wheelchair users to get around. However, many of the activities and stages are situated on the grass fields of the park.
There is an accessible viewing platform situated in our Main Stage field with prime site and sound of the stage to enjoy the wealth of entertainment on offer throughout the weekend. We also have 10 wheelchair accessible toilets located evenly across the show site. One of these is located within the compound of the viewing platform.
On site parking is available free of charge for Blue Badge holders only. Spaces must be applied for in advance of the show and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
What medical facilities do you have in place?
There will be 4 first aid points located on site; a main medical centre by the Main Arena, one by the Main Stage, one located in the Charities Zone by Herne Hill Station entrance to the park and another in Activate (Sports Zone). Mobile first aiders will also patrol the site at various points throughout the day.
One of the main issues we have encountered over the years, especially in hot temperatures, is that of dehydration and exhaustion. We remind you to drink plenty of water at all times and don’t forget to wear high factor sun block if your skin is sensitive to the sun – especially young children.
You are encouraged to bring refillable water flask containers with you and refill at the various designated water points across site. Please help us reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill by choosing to refill your bottles rather than purchasing plastic water bottles.
The show is an outdoor event, so be prepared for all conditions – not just the sunshine, but cold weather & rain too!
Is there a car park?
There is no public car park at the show. You are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport wherever possible.
Accessible Parking is available on both days and is free of charge for Blue Badge holders only. Friends and/or family arriving in separate vehicles will not be able to use this car park. Spaces must be applied for in advance of the show and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you are still considering driving to the event, please consider GoCarShare or Liftshare and help reduce carbon emissions to and from the event. Surrounding residential parking is extremely limited, so be prepared to have to park some distance away from Brockwell Park and please be mindful of residents.
Is there anywhere to park my bicycle?
There will be 4 cycle parks within the show site with space to securely lock up your bike during show hours and will be patrolled by our security team. The Metropolitan Police will also be present offering to security mark and register your bike free of charge.
Cycle park locations:
– Herne Hill Station park entrance – Cycle Zone (Gate 5)
– Brixton Water Lane park entrance (Gate 7)
– Norwood Road park entrance (opposite Rosendale Road) (Gate 4)
– Tulse Hill entrance (Gate 4)
Bikes are not permitted to be locked on the Brockwell Park railings. Any bikes found to be doing so will be removed and a charge will be imposed upon collection.
Will there be a programme available?
For set times and site map, download our free A-Z Show Guide app:
Alternatively, there will be printed A-Z Show Guides available at the show for £2. This will be available at all information booths, as well as from show ambassadors walking around the show throughout the weekend.
Is there a lost property area at the show?
Yes. This is located at our on-site office which can be found next to the main medical point by the Main Arena, which is clearly marked on the event map. If you have any trouble finding it, show ambassadors will be on hand at information points and walking around site to assist you.
Lost property will be kept by the organisers for two weeks only post show. After this time, any property left unclaimed will be forwarded to either a local charity shop or Brixton Police Station.
How do I enter the competitions?
There are various competitions to enter at the show such as sporting activities and horticultural exhibits. Information will be posted on our website in due course.
How can I apply to trade at the show?
The following trading/exhibiting categories will be open to apply for in January 2018.
- Charity & Community Groups
- Craft Stalls
- Food Hall Village
- General Traders
- Health & Wellbeing
- Hot & Cold Drinks
- Inflatable Operators
- Lambeth Services
- Professional Horticulturists
Can I apply to perform?
We will be seeking applications in the following categories. applications will open in January 2018.
- Agriculture workshops
- Craft workshops
- Creative art installations
- Educational speakers
- Music artists & bands
- Music workshops
- Poetry & spoken word
- Science workshops / speakers
- Theatre performance / workshops
- Walkabout performance
- Other random fun
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs and assistance dogs are very much welcome to the show, but we do ask you to keep them on a lead at all times. Please consider the crowds and loud noises as this can have a negative impact on your pet. Any dogs caught without a lead will be handed over to our onsite animal welfare team.
We ask you to be considerate and keep your dog away from child play areas and food traders, as well as disposing of any fouling promptly and appropriately.
Dressing your dog in costume is also very much encouraged.
Can I bring food & drink?
You are welcome to bring food in to the show. However, there will be an abundance of caterers offering a huge array of food from all over the world.
Only soft drinks are allowed to be brought on to the event site.
Brockwell Park is a glass free site. Anybody with glass may be asked to dispose of it accordingly or take it off site.
There will be ten bars across site offering craft beer, ale, wine, cider, cocktails and more!
Is the event filmed / photographed?
Yes. We will be filming and photographing inside the event to capture the atmosphere and entertainment to share on our website and social media channels. Footage may also be used locally, nationally and internationally in various media to promote the show.
By attending the event, you give your express consent to your actual or simulated likeness to be included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audio-visual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world.
This also includes CCTV and body-camera filming by the Metropolitan Police Service and/or show security, which may be carried out for the safety of attendees and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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– Smile! CCTV will be in operation throughout the show site. Official filming and photography will also be taking place on both days. Any other professional film and video equipment, that is not authorised by management in advance, will not be permitted.
– We operate a zero tolerance policy on drugs and ‘legal highs’.
– We operate a Challenge 25 policy on all of our bars on site. If you are lucky enough to look younger than 25, you will be asked for ID.
– The use of drones/UAV’s is strictly prohibited. An Airspace Co-ordination Notice (ACN) will be in place for the duration of the event that will restrict the use of drones/UAV’s and enforced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The use of drones/UAV’s at the event will result in prosecution. For more information, visit Government Legislation.
– All BBQs are strictly prohibited, including disposables.
– Free wristbands are available to all parents – this enables you to write your mobile number on, but not the child’s name, and attach to your child’s wrist. This means we can reunite you much quicker if you become separated.
– Please help us reduce waste going to landfill and increase our recycling rate. You can do this by simply discarding your drinks, plates and other waste in to the clearly marked bins correctly.
– You are welcome to bring camping chairs with you, but you may be asked to fold them away in areas that become very busy – especially in the Main stage field. If you would like to have a picnic, please do so in the designated areas so more people can enjoy the entertainment on offer at the music stages.
– When leaving the Country Show, please be considerate of local residents and leave quietly.