Set in the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the first Countryfile Live was a great success, say organisers – with 125,000 visitors attending the four-day event.
Visitors to last years’ show enjoyed talks and interviews with the Countryfile presenters, with Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison, Adam Henson, Anita Rani, Tom Heap and John Craven in attendance.
There were also debates on rural subjects, farm machinery displays and live shows in the main arena, plus a large number of food and drink stands and live cookery displays.
The event this year take place 3-6 August at Bleinheim Palace.
Tim Etchells, Managing Director of SME London said: “This event has been two years in the making and a huge amount of hard work has gone into ensuring it brings the best of Britain’s wonderful countryside to life.
We were delighted with the success of our first of many Countryfile Live events. The phenomenal visitor numbers we experienced prove there is a real desire for the British public to experience and learn more about the incredible countryside we enjoy in this country.”
Did you know? Countryfile Live took place across a site larger than eight Wembley stadiums! Here’s some other interesting facts from the 2016 event:
- 125,000 guests attended Countryfile Live, plus 10,069 dogs
- More than 10,000 portions of chips were sold
- Nearly 5,000 canoe trips were made
- 4,990 ice creams were devoured
- 3 million steps walked by staff
- Over 50,000 seats occupied in the Main Arena
- 40,000 bottles of water drunk
- Over 750 exhibitors
Countryfile Live 2017 will take place 3-6 August at Bleinheim Palace and we are offering BBC Countryfile Magazine readers the chance to enjoy a 20% discount off the ticket price. Simply, visit: countryfilelive.com/CFM and select the promotion ‘Countryfile Magazine’ in the dropdown menu and then use the code CFM
For show information, please visit: countryfilelive.com