The Showman’s Show

19-20 October, Newbury Showground, Berkshire,

First held in 1984, The Showman’s Show is the UK’s original and most comprehensive exhibition of products, services and entertainment for the outdoor and special event world.

The Showmans Show

Today, the show attracts nearly 5,000 visitors over two days and has in excess of 340 exhibitors demonstrating the most sophisticated structures, equipment, technology and entertainment demanded by the event industry at large.

The Showman’s Show is unique in that it allows companies to showcase their products and services in their usual environment, which is why the exhibitors are the most important part of the event. As always, the floorplan will feature a good mixture of industry staples and practical solutions alongside quirky and creative ideas. More than 40 new companies have confirmed their attendance, so there will be plenty of previously unseen products and services on display.

Aztec TentsThere will be a focus on delivering fun and entertainment. The Acts and Attractions tent has proved popular with exhibitors and visitors since its introduction in 2014. In addition, the rise in demand for sustainable products and the surge in appetite for all things technology related is also reflected in the exhibitor list.

With the introduction of the Campfire Sessions, organisers felt that the time was right to create a dedicated event app for the show, allowing visitors to keep up to date with the full programme and the other activities taking place around the showground. It is available to download now so visitors and exhibitors can start planning their visit and schedule meetings in advance. Visitors will also find it useful for locating exhibitors’ stands, allowing them to quickly and easily navigate their way around the event, find who they are looking for and maximise their time at the show.

For more information about the Showman’s Show 2016 and to register to attend for free, please visit

Top Picks

  • Themes Incorporated is launching a brand new concept entitled ‘Christmas Creations.’ It will be offering creative, flexible and cost effective solutions to make festive events spectacular.

  • Batmink, trade distributors of professional audio, lighting, hardware and effects equipment, will return this year to launch two new products: a crowd barrier system and Smart Festoon, an intelligent festoon cable for lighting canopies.

  • The Tipi Company is looking forward to launching an online interactive training portal for its large event tipis inspired by the homes of nomadic tribes.

  • The Covers and Linings Group will be displaying its interior linings and promoting marquee hire. It will also introduce three new companies to its existing portfolio including Chameleon Furnishings.

  • Röder HTS Höcker will be joining forces with Floorstak and will showcase an array of event structures and tents. Visit the stand to view FloorStak’s system for supporting and levelling temporary structures on sloping and uneven ground.

  • Arcotherm’s stand will feature a seated area where customers can sit and discuss any prospective heating requirements; it will also make it easier to view structure drawings, make any necessary calculations and to provide quotations.

  • Special effects company MTFX will be displaying its snowy chalet, with ice wall, snow machines and dozens of snow products you can touch and feel. Also returning will be its show stopping Water Fire Fountain.

  • The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) will be unveiling its new vision, alongside announcing a dynamic line up for its annual conference and launching a new support programme.

  • Portable Floormaker is launching a new range of products including Barlok, developed to enhance popular portable bar unit systems with new rounded corner units, and improvements to Outlok, an easy and fast lay portable floor system.

  • Aztec Tents, manufacturer of frame and tensile marquees, will be exhibiting for the first time, showcasing a new coating technology.

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