Campers And Visitors Descend On Season-Finale Newark Show
Thousands of visitors packed into Newark Showground this past weekend to inspect the range of new and used motorhomes, as well as caravans and camper vans, for sale at the UK Autumn Motorhome & Caravan Show.
Basking in late-summer sunshine, the event is the last of the three in the year now organised by Mortons Media Group, and it saw traders and dealers from up and down the country showcasing their product lines to the crowds, as well as offering bargains on accessories, services and consumables.
Richard Sinclair, head of the event at Mortons, said: “This is the first Newark event for us since we acquired the UK Motorhome & Caravan Shows in April, and it has given us a great platform from which to take the events forward over the coming months and years.
“Traders reported good sales, and we received some positive feedback from visitors. Now we’ll be looking at the different ways in which we can improve as we move in to 2016 and beyond.”
Along with the trade element, the Food and Craft Hall was revamped this year to include live cookery demonstrations and interactive craft workshops.
Award-winning butcher Johnny Pusztai delivered energetic daily sessions on how to prepare and cook a range of meats when camping, while The Craft Studio guided participants through a range of items such as embroidery, felt making and decoupage.
The Manor Farm shop was also in attendance, selling a selection of fresh produce including its speciality cheeses.
Richard added: “The activity elements of the show have always been welcome, and we’re glad to have added to that this year. It’s a part of the exhibitions which we want to grow and develop, and we look forward to doing so.”
Proceedings came to a close on both Friday and Saturday evenings with exclusive evening entertainment for campers, headlined by top tribute acts Queen II and A Vision of Elvis.
Attention for Mortons now turns to 2016, with the UK Spring Motorhome & Caravan Show taking place on the weekend of April 2-3, once again at Newark Showground.