The Newbury & District Agricultural Society is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, with the main purpose being to educate the general public in the need to preserve the countryside and wildlife and to promote and support the British agricultural, horticultural, forestry and rural crafts industries.
This is achieved through a number of events and programmes throughout the year:
The Royal County of Berkshire Show: One of the top agricultural shows in the country, the Show supports and promotes the best in British food and farming. It takes place over the third weekend in September annually.
NADAS educational programme: engaging children in countryside matters and boosting their appreciation of the vital role of the British Farming Industry. Visits are made to many schools across Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire.
On Farm Competitions: To help promote better and increased food production and to provide an opportunity for local farmers to showcase their food production as well as learn from their neighbours.
The Ploughing Match: Bringing the history of agriculture alongside the modern farming methods to life in this enjoyable age-old tradition of ploughing, and this takes place annually in October.
What we love about Newbury West Berkshire.
Newbury is an incredibly safe area in a location that is easily accessible from larger cities such as London. Newbury has a brilliant dynamic that mixes town and countryside together to create a great place to bring up a family.
The numerous job opportunities and large retail areas provide a great lifestyle for residents.
Why we're involved in the Newbury West Berkshire Project.
The Newbury West Berkshire EDC project provides the opportunity to be part of the conversation about the future direction of the locality and all that happens within it.
Newbury West Berkshire Stories...
As part of the Society’s Education initiative, the Junior Countryside day is an annual event that gives children aged between 8 and 16yrs the opportunity to experience some outdoor pursuits such as air rifling, archery, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting and gun dog training.
The Society’s own Education Officer, Jan Murray added a pastime to the event by providing sausage making and bread making demonstrations. Every year we receive great feedback from the children involved who loved taking part in the different outdoor activities.