CHESHIRE County Show organisers are urging traders to book their plots early for this year’s show following record demand for space at the event.

Trade stand space is now on sale for the 2013 show, to be held on June 18 and 19, and demand for plots is higher than ever following the success of last year’s event, which included a visit by the Countess of Wessex and attracted crowds of more than 80,000 people.

Nigel Evans, executive director of the Cheshire County Show, said: “Many firms who came to this year’s event have come back to us to request a place again at the 2013 event and we also continue to attract a range of new firms looking to showcase their goods and services at one of the largest two day public events in the country.

“Cheshire is rightly extremely proud of its farming heritage and the Cheshire County Show has grown to become one of the largest and well established two day agricultural shows in the UK. This makes it one of the most important dates in the calendar for traders.”

More than 800 traders ranging from agricultural suppliers and car dealerships to the finest food producers and clothing retailers came to the show in June.

Mr Evans added: “The beautiful setting of the Cheshire countryside makes our show the ideal place for a wide variety of firms to meet potential customers or clients, not only from Cheshire, but also from across the country.”

To download a trade stand pack for the 2013 show or for further information about the event, visit You can also follow the Cheshire Show on Twitter at @cheshireshow or