SHOWBUS is going ahead at the
Update August 10th
Hertfordshire County Showground on Sunday September 26th
New restrictions aside, SHOWBUS will be back at the Hertfordshire County Showground by Junction 9 of the M1 on Sunday September 26th 2021. There will be some changes to previous arrangements to take account of the pandemic and ensure the safety of visitors.
The Herts Showbus venue is only 15 minutes from Whipsnade Zoo, which nestles in the beautiful Dunstable Downs. Every 30 minutes or more, a free bus will shuttle between Showbus and the Zoo. The Zoo is still restricting visitor numbers and pre-booking is necessary so no discounts are available this year.
A new attraction on the Saturday is the Xlusivefest live music event, with a £ 5 discount on tickets for SHOWBUS visitors who want to make a weekend of it.
Beside the Zoo shuttle Red Rose, Arriva (TBC) and Carousel will be supporting us with special bus services from both St Albans (Red Rose), Luton & Dunstable (Arriva), High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham & Hemel Hempstead (Carousel) to SHOWBUS. There is also the opportunity to travel to the Verulanium Roman Museum. (TBC)
The site is amazingly well drained grass, criss-crossed by lots of roadways. Despite the wet conditions prior to the 2019 event there were no ground problems. The SHOWBUS TRADERS VILLAGE large marquee will house many of the stalls on site.
In this year's London Bus Display, we hope to bring you the latest buses from the Capital, including electric doubledeckers. But expect too London buses from years gone by, including the odd classic Routemaster. In particular we will be celebrating 50 years of the London DMS Fleetline, though only few of the 2500 plus survive.
Amongst the features planned for 2021 is the Hertfordshire Hub, where we hope to have buses from Hertfordshire bus operators on display to promote travel in the county. We will have other special displays celebrating the centenary of one time local operator United Counties, founded 100 years and a day before SHOWBUS. A special feature on United Counties as well as the DMS will be included in the programme on sale for £5 on the day together with the next edition in the Enviromania series. We will be having a second Enviromania display, ten years after the first one at Duxford amnd hope to include several of the 400MMC models appearing with independent operators.
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 we offer our visitors value for money with a great 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 2022 event, our fiftieth. Contact us via the Contacts page
For more information on the event click here.
To avoid the problems of social distancing as buses enter the site in the morning, we need to restrict the numbers. Therefore
the site will not be open to the public until 1100h
To reflect this the cost of entry is slashed to:
Adult £ 10     Child (under 16) £5         Child (under 5) Free
CASH ONLY - NO CHANGE GIVEN You will drop your cash in a sealed box to reduce the problems associated with handling money.
Consequently there will be no concessionary admission, but that is no increase in the cost since 2019 for those eligible.
Disabled carer (one per person): Free
Car parking will be free.
A limited number of advance purchase tickets for entry between 0830 and 0900 will be availble at £ 25 each. Otherwise there will be no advance purchase tickets as the grounds are big enough that the site will have space regardless of numbers.
For those arriving on a SHOWBUS exhibit there are special entry arrangements which will also apply to large parties & excursions.
If circumstances dictate SHOWBUS will revert to the highly successful and much acclaimed SHOWBUSflyby format adopted last year between Beaconsfield and Oxford motorway services along the A40 via Thame and with the SHOWBUS TRADERS VILLAGE located in High Wycombe's historic Market Place again plus improved display opportunities in High Wycombe.
To download an entry form Click here.
For Stall forms Click here when they become available.
See the list of 2021 entries here as they roll in.
See the 2021 stallholders list here.