Plans are afoot for Bloem Show 2023, which will be a significant chapter as it will be marking a milestone of 140 years of its existence.
It will be a celebration from 27 April to 6 May in Bloemfontein.
Celebration will also be to give founding fathers in agriculture the credit they deserve for their vision to create this initiative in 1883.
It has since transformed to become a catalyst for economic growth and the largest consumer event in South Africa’s central region.
According to Elmarie Prinsloo, chief executive officer of Bloem Show, they were putting effort and energy into preparations to make next year’s show spectacular, drawing inspiration from success over 14 decades.
“Planning for the 2023 Bloem Show is on track. We are going to surprise visitors with a great entertainment programme that will include agricultural championships, a variety of outdoor exhibitors, tasty food stalls and fun. There will be an innovative approach towards indoor exhibitions, exhibition halls will be divided into targeted segments with the focus on quality and diversity.”
She said the agric programme will feature 22 championships.
The South African government repeal of the Covid-19 restrictions boost efforts taking next year’s show to even greater heights.
Restrictions made the wearing of facemask compulsory and control crowd attendance. Due to Covid-19 the show was not held in 2020 and 2021. This was the second time in its history the Bloem Show was not staged, while the first time was because of the Second World War from 1939-1945.
The event returned to the calendar this year under Covid-19 regulations, managing to attract approximately
93 722 people over ten days.
According to Prinsloo, this attendance exceeded expectations given Covid-19 regulations applied. The influx of patrons during the first week surpassed the numbers in 2019 and 2018. For more information visit www.bloemshow.co.za or dial 051-448-9894.