Ave Vale Show

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In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no option but to cancel our show, due to have been held 20/21st June.

For those of you who have already paid, may I confirm that we will be making a 100% reimbursement. 

We would like to thank you for the support in the past and would hope that in due course, we can plan a show for 19/20th June 2021.
For those expecting repayment and if you prefer it to be by BACS , please could you supply details to [marquee managers to fill in email please]. Cheques will be sent to all others as soon as we can.

May I wish you all well in these extremely harrowing times.
Yours sincerely,
Simon Hodges.

Dr S R Hodges.    Chairman, Axe Vale Show.

Ave Vale Show aerial view


The Axe Vale Show is held annually - usually on the third weekend of June. At this family friendly show you will find much to keep everyone entertained and inspired. For enthusiastic gardeners, the impressive floral marquee full of colour and scents will feed your creative side and the numerous stalls selling plants will get your green fingers itching to get into those gardening gloves! There is plenty more to keep you smiling - crafts of great variety, skill and ingenuity, toys and hobbies including many nostalgic exhibits, art, antiques and collectables. A number of craftsmen will be demonstrating their skills, many of them traditional, throughout the day and of course the day would not be complete without a visit to the mouth-watering food marquee!

The main arena is host to an exciting programme of events guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Children are well looked after too with lots of activities (and ice cream of course!) to make their day. So with everyone happy, you can rest and enjoy live music while you soak in the atmosphere of this great annual show.

It is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who work from their own homes. We have an office which is kindly provided by Axminster Carpets.

Other volunteers also assist with the preparation of the Show, its organisation during the event and clearing up afterwards.

Axe Vale Festival Ltd is a voluntary Registered Charity - No. 1130829 - raising funds for local organisations. Registered in England & Wales - Company No. 6500554. Registered Office - Thomas Westcott, Timberly, South Street, Axminster EX13 5AD.

The show is held at The Axminster Showground Site on the B3261 just off the A35 in Axminster, about 15 minutes walk from Axminster Station (Exit the station, walk through the petrol station to the roundabout and turn sharp left. Cross the bridge over the railway and keep walking)

Postcode for the site  EX13 5JY