Shops and businesses in Moreton in Marsh are to offer big discounts to members of Moreton Show.
The move is part of a drive to attract more people to become members and be part of Moreton Show – one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country - which takes place on Saturday, September 2.
The members’ special package will now offer discounts from between five and 20 per cent in some 35 shops and businesses, including hair and beauty, books, cafes, pet supplies, gardening, art, clothing and many more.
Membership of Moreton Show already includes free entrance to the show, access to the Butler Sherborn Members’ Marquee with food and a licenced bar, free car parking and a free show guide.
Membership team member, Diana Acland, said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled with the response from shops and businesses. The support from traders in Moreton in Marsh and the surrounding area is terrific and we really appreciate their enthusiasm for this new partnership.’
Di Dewbery, who runs Pet Necessities in Moreton in Marsh and a member of the Moreton Show organising council, said: ‘Shops and traders have responded magnificently. We hope that the new members’ benefits package will help boost trade and illustrate that Moreton Show is more than just a one day event in September.’
More exclusive events for members are planned throughout the year. Diana Acland added: ‘We will organise special events that will be open only to Moreton Show members. These will include tours of local businesses, a ‘Question Time’ style farming and agriculture debate and other social events. We really do want our members to have something special all year round.’
Moreton Show is the premier event in the Cotswolds’ agricultural year and showcases all that’s best in food and farming, along with family entertainment, which this year includes the famous JCB Dancing Diggers, Terrier Racing, Tractor Ted and a parade of vintage tractors.
Moreton Show members will qualify for the discounts by paying their membership fee by direct debit and they will receive the new, green Moreton Show Membership Card. Details of how to become a member of Moreton Show and the businesses offering discounts can be found on the show website