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This is the home page of the Manifold Valley Agricultural Society (MVAS)

The Society was formed in 1980 to foster competition and fellowship within the rural community of the eighteen parishes bounding the course of the River Manifold.

Generally, entrants at the Show are limited to those who reside, own or rent property in these parishes.  There are exceptions to this rule for the Heavy Horse section, the Rare Breeds, a number of the Cattle Classes and for all of the Pet Classes.

It is hoped that this policy will encourage local youngsters and new entrants to the showing world.

Membership of the Society has many advantages, including free admission to the Show for you and your family, free tea and coffee in the Member’s Marquee and the use of the Marquee and it’s bar.  There is also the benefit of reduced Entry fees.

The George Richardson Memorial Bursary

George Richardson was President of the Society for ten years and had been involved since the creation of the Society forty years ago.  In memory of his contribution the Committee decided that it’s annual Student Bursary awarded to students about to embark on a higher education course should be renamed ‘George Richardson Memorial Bursary’. The amount awarded is generally in the region of £300-£400 per year.

Applications are now invited for the George Richardson Bursary for 2019. Any interested students should contact Jean Price on 01538 384745 for full details. Application form are also available on the MVAS web site. 

Students should be local, that being resident in one of parishes bounding the course of the River Manifold, as listed on the inside of the front cover. 

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2020

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Key Contact Details:-

General Show Enquiries - 01538 384745 --- Trade Stand Enquiries - 07768 368686 --- Membership Enquiries - 01538 398046