SHOWBUS international is moving to the Hertfordshire County Showground for 2019
Plans are at an early stage or our exciting new venue at the Herts Showground by Junction 9 of the M1 on Sunday September 29th 2019.
The new venue is only 15 minutes from Whipsnade Zoo, which nestles in the beautiful Dunstable Downs. A regular bus service will shuttle between Showbus and the Zoo and there will be 50% off for SHOWBUS visitors on production of their SHOWBUS ticket. In the morning an invited selection of older buses will be on display in the Zoo coach park.
We are hoping that the new venue will see a return of some of the regulars who used to attend SHOWBUS at Duxford, and for vistors, as opposed to exhbitors, we anticipate the entry cost will be significantly less.
Beside the Zoo shuttle Red Rose, Redline and Red Eagle will be supporting us with a special bus service from both St Albans Stations to SHOWBUS. We hope too to have links from Luton and its Airport vis the Busway and Dunstable. We hope there will also be opportunity to travel to the Verulamium Roman Museum.
The new site is well drained grass criss-crossed by lots of roadways, so much so that if there was a problem most buses could park with two wheels on hard standing, so another Woburn Abbey type problem is extremely unlikely. We are also hiring a large marquee so some stalls and other activities can be housed inside.
Visions International will be supporting the London Bus Display at SHOWBUS, which will be in a separate enclosure. With Visions support we hope to bring you the latest buses from the Capital, which should eb an electrifying exerience! But expect too London buses from years gone by, including the odd classic Routemaster.
Amongst the features planned for the Hertfordshire display is the Hertfordshire Hub, where we hope to have at least one bus from each Hertfordshire bus operator on display. We will have other special displays celebrating fifty years since the formation of the National Bus Company and the advent of poppy red and apple green. We will also mark 100 years of Northern Counties bus bodies and 90 years of Eastern National, amongst other celebrations.
Showbus is an event that has, and always will be, run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. We aim to stage an event that is unrivalled and hope that the new venue will offer our visitors value for money as well as a new range of displays and attractions.
We always like to hear from visitors to Showbus, and entrants too, and we would welcome suggestions as to what attractions you would like to see at the 2019 event. Contact us via the Contacts page
For more information on the event click here.
Car parking will be free.
For those arriving on a SHOWBUS exhibit there are specially reduced entry rates which also apply to large parties & excursions.
To download an entry form Click here when they become available.
For Stall forms Click here when they become available.
See the list of 2019 entries here as they roll in.
See the 2019 stallholders list here.