|The Location of the Newark Spring Fair was excellent, Well
signposted & very easy to find just off the A46 North of Newark.
On Arrival we were greeted by the gate staff with a programme and a lovely
bunch of daffodils.
We were taken by another member of staff on a scooter & directed to our
pitch. Although there weren't any electric pitches, except for the disabled,
they were a good size & we didn't feel cramped.
There were literally hundreds of motorhomes & Caravans as well as a few
tents there for the weekends entertainment and the show.
Friday evening there was entertainment in one of the halls which were a bit
basic but very warm & comfortable, with plenty of room and tables & chairs
to accommodate everyone, even though there was a bar you were allowed to
consume you're own alcohol, which we thought was great. The entertainment
consisted of a tribute act which was very good.
Saturday morning the crowds started to descend on the showground, where
there were quite a few trade stands & stalls, selling all types of
equipment, satellite systems, boats, camping gear, Outdoor clothing, rooftop
tents, generators, pots pans, more or less a bit of everything to do with
leisure could be found, including all those gadgets that you just can't live
without! some of it was under cover but most of it outside.
There were stands selling new & used Caravans, & Motorhomes, as well as
American trailers & UV's to tow them with, the variety was really quite
good. There was also inflatable bouncy castles & the like to keep the kids
entertainedfood stalls and drinks & newspapers, all at reasonable prices.
Saturday night again, there was free entertainment for all the people who
had booked a weekend camping ticket, another tribute band, followed by a
World champion darts player who gave us a a demonstration on just how he won
the World title, as well as taking on members of the audience & challenging
them to a darts match.
Sunday, yet again the crowds converged on the Show Ground and took a
leisurly stroll around to see what was on offer.
There was no rush to leave the show on Sunday & in my opinion it was very
well organised, all the staff were very polite & helpful and that helped to
make it a success.
Considering this was the 1st time that this show had been organised I think
they did a good job, and hopefully some of the bigger names in the leisure
industry will take trade stands next year.
After speaking to one of this years organisers he informed me that some of
the bigger names had been approached, but they wanted to see how this years
show went before they would commit to attending next year, so fingers
crossed they will make an appearance, which will help to make it bigger &
All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend.
See here for the full pre-show article **