May Update - 2013 Sponsors Confirmed
As it’s now May and the weather is showing signs of warming up we thought it was time to give you all a quick update on how the preparations for the 2013 East of England Koi Show being held in Cambridgeshire at the Huntingdon Racecourse were coming along!
Firstly, we’re pleased to announce that Koyoshi Premium Koi Foods, The Japanese Koi Company and RotoInnovations have joined us as show sponsors for this year with each of them bringing many years of experience to the table as we finalise the finer details of the show, further more we’re pleased to have agreed another great sponsorship arrangement in the shape of the UK Ogata Koi Dealers Network via their representative UK dealers of Coastal Koi, Dock Koi, Koi Logic and Koi Masters who have agreed to sponsor the centre ring in its entirety.
With regards to the centre ring and the exhibition koi we’re pleased to say that we have nearly 50 vats currently booked, and, with some of the best known names on the show scene bringing their living jewels to Cambridgeshire we know we’re going to have a fantastic display of koi for you to see.
Once you’re done looking over the koi and trying to work out for yourself which one is going to take the Grand Champion prize you’ll find a wide array of koi dealers selling both all the dry goods you could possibly need for your pond as well as a wide range of koi for you to choose from and a selection of craft stalls offering you another chance to spend your koi tokens! in fact, due to unprecedented demand we’ve had to increase the amount of Marquee space to fit everyone in that wants to attend!
You’ll also be pleased to know that there is a choice of catering outlets on site including a licensed bar to keep you fed and refreshed during your stay at the show.
So, if you’re planning on coming along, to what will be the largest koi show ever staged in Cambridgeshire, then make a note of the dates in your diary and make sure you don’t miss it. The show is taking place over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of July at the Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NL which is easily found directly off the A14 and only a few minutes from the A1 and M11, full directions can be found by clicking here.
Keep up to date with the latest news by visiting this site regularly where we’ll be announcing the list of attending dealers and other exciting additions to the show shortly.
The Koi Show | 2013 Show Venue Confirmed
After organising the Cambridgeshire Koi Show for the past 2 years and seeing it grow and develop into one of the most popular shows of the year, show chair Sally knew exactly what she was looking for when it came to planning a show for 2013!
“Having outgrown our current space and knowing that it wasn’t the most accessible we started looking for a new venue that would allow for easy, major road, access for everyone, more space for the dealers, plenty of parking and a range of hotels nearby for those wishing to stay during the weekend. Other considerations were to ensure that the local council would once again allow us a licence for the sale of Koi at the show and a plentiful supply of good water!
2012 Grand Raffle Announced
Ever fancied turning £2 into something worth £1095? If you have then this years Grand Show Raffle is going to be a lot of interest to you!
As last year, our main prize is a £1095 RotoInnovations Concept Gravity Shower filter that comes with media and a lid, the lucky winner will have the filter delivered directly to their door much like David (pictured) who won it last year did.
But that's only one of the prizes, others include a Gin Rin Tancho Kohaku from Ricky Stoddart worth £395, this is one of 4 koi bred by Maruju Tanaka that were due to be kept for 6 months but are now available due to a lack of mud pond space!
Other top prizes include a 55w TMC ProClear UV, a Seneye with pond extension and a voucher from Avenue Fisheries worth £200.
Tickets for the draw can be purchased over the weekend of the show, or, if you can't get along, why not send your payment via paypal like David did last year and we'll allocate your numbers and email to advise.
It's often hard to get a true idea of what you can expect from a Koi show before you visit, so, to give you a better idea of what you can expect to find when visiting the 2012 Cambridgeshire Koi Show we've put together this virtual tour of the show ground for you to take a look around.
*Please note: The actual location of the trade stands may vary come show weekend from what is depicted on the video.
Bio Security is one of the most considered and important areas of any koi show and getting it right is essential, that's why this year we're pleased to be able to announce that all our biosecurity needs and products such as footdips, hand sanitisers and sterilisation tablets have been sponsored by The Fish Vet Group - www.fishvetgroup.com
It's July - Update!
And that can only mean one thing, the Cambridgeshire Koi Show is just a few short weeks away, and boy do we have a show in store for you! A quick overview of what you can expect can be found below.
This year’s show, sponsored by Koyoshi Premium Koi Foods, TMC Ultraviolet Clarifiers, The Japanese Koi Company and RotoInnovations has over 40 vats of koi being displayed in the centre ring, which is being exclusively sponsored by Chiyu, and we anticipate having around 300 of the best koi in the UK being exhibited for you to cast your eye over.
And once you're done looking round the vats, you won't be disappointed in the trade stands either with over 20 for you to browse around including:
- Walcott Koi
- Westgate Koi
- The Wooden Koi Company
- Dock Koi
- Lee Koi & Flags
- Steve Cleverdon Bonsai, Acers & Maples
- Coastal Koi
- Isle Of Ely Koi
- Joso Products
- Birmingham Koi
- Show Koi
- The Hosta Emporium
- Fancy That
- i Koi
- Norfine Nets
- Koi Carp Magazine
- LE Koi
- Okayama Koi
- Jill Tisbury Fine Art
- Wacky House Design (Japanese Tea Houses)
There will also be regular demonstrations on how to create a bonsai from a stock plant as well as the ability to bring your own along for a trim, reshape and health check up if required for the green fingered amongst you.
Love the animals? If you do then you'll be pleased to know that the Alpacas are back in attendance over the weekend as are the Japanese Akita Welfare Trust who will be promoting the work they do in helping rescue and rehabilitate Akitas in need.
There’s a range of catering options available should you find yourself craving something to eat, and for those of you that aren’t driving, there’s a licensed bar on site for the weekend as well. Parking is as always free and this year, access to a large concrete hard standing means if the weather isn’t too kind to the show, no one gets covered in mud!
There really is no better place to be over show weekend than right here in the fens and we look forward to welcoming you to the largest national BKKS show of the year.