The Capel Show

An extravaganza of Classic Cars and Motorbikes, Flowers & Vegetables, Food and a Bar with a good selection of local ales, an Auto Jumble, Dog Show and local stalls selling everything good our village has to offer.
Entry £5 for adults. Children under 12 go free.
Free Parking

Always on the 3rd Saturday in August so this year it is on

August 20

12pm -5pm

For any registration see menu above

THE 22nd CAPEL CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW

2022 will be the 22nd Show. Around 650 classic vehicles on display.
This year’s special focus is Sunbeam.
Registration will be open from March 1st for exhibitors. It will close on Sunday Aug 15th at midnight.
Auto jumblers can also sign up from Mar 1st onward (see the dedicated section below)

Classic Cars

8 Classes of vehicles

Classic Motorbikes

2 Motorcycle classes

Auto Jumble

As always a reasonable size Auto Jumble stall selection

Want a stall? Register here

Countdown

Trophies

Our expert panel of judges consisting of racing drivers and ex chairmen of the event will decide best in show classic car and classic bike

We are carbon neutral

The Capel Flower Show

The 127th iteration of this fab event

Horticultural Society Summer Show

The Grand Marquee is surrounded by a traditional village fete with fabulous food and drink offerings, including delicious teas. There are hobby and handicraft displays and exhibitors sellinghome-made produce, crafts and plants.
2022 will see the show’s 127th year.

Capel Village Fête

An eclectic mix of stalls supporting local organisations and charities, small traders and local produce, plants and flowers. Clubs showing off their activities and much more.

Food & Drink

We like to have the food provided by local organisations as much as possible. Locally roasted Coffee, Local Beer from Dorking Brewery, Hog Roast, Bacon Butties, Pizza. All you could ever want on a typical village show

Do you have a stall and would like to have a stand on our show? Contact Norman Ede before registering.

Dog Show

The Capel Show would not be complete without its traditional fun dog show. Organised on and around the old bowling green it adds a little bit of additional fun to the already great atmosphere.

Some Cool Facts about the Show

we’re proud of our show and the interest it generates for miles and miles around

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What do visitors say?

Mr K Y, Toys . Cars & Trains

What the show does well:: Keeps cost to stall out low. Any other feedback: Not sure what was said about toilets but some thing down in the auto jumble area would be nice. Also a local tea van would go down well.

Mr U T, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Despite the size there is a real village show feel, both for the general stalls and the classic cars and motorcycles Any other feedback: A small point was a somewhat smelly cesspit over the far side of the cars – it did seem to improve as the day went on. The rest of the day’s experience was perfect!

Mr V T, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Generates a really friendly atmosphere Any other feedback: It was a bit tight for parking

Mr W T, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Everything it’s a really great day for all the family.. Any other feedback: I think the show improves every year..the only thing I would say is maybe a few more toilets..

Mr B S, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Atmosphere, good number of stewards, creating a great car show Any other feedback: Maybe a few autojumble sellers. Also a few more stalls aimed at younger people e.g. 18-25. Walking around the stalls, I felt it was aimed at older people which I know are the majority of the attendees.

Mr D S, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Friendliest show. Great diversity of cars. Added bonus of village show! Any other feedback:

Mr K R, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: It has a relaxed atmosphere with a unique blend of classic cars and traditional english Fete Any other feedback: Keep on doin the same, traffic management on entrance and exit was very good this year.

Mr V P, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Relaxed atmosphere Any other feedback: The toilets are poor. Can be done better.

Mr Z P, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Create a friendly no hassle event. Any other feedback: Within the confines of the site and it’s location in the village there is not a lot you can do differently.

Mr A P, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Very friendly Any other feedback: Different price for entrants and public

Mr E V, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Sunny Surrey Chilling Any other feedback: What a great event , First time Ive been .I will return Thanks for all yr efforts , Traffic free fun !

Mr E N, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: First time. Very good atmosphere. Nice open field Any other feedback: N/A

Mr F V, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Nice relaxing day out. Any other feedback: The dog show was not much fun this year, all most serious with photographer rather than saying who won.

Mr A K, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Have a village atmosphere Any other feedback:

Mr F J, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Good atmosphere, friendly village show. Any other feedback:

Mr P M, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Friendly atmosphere Any other feedback:

Mr B G, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Everything Any other feedback:

Mr D G, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Being inviting and mellow Any other feedback: Carry on the good work and try to keep the relaxed atmosphere

Mr G G, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: I’m happy with the event – very friendly, well organised arrivals Any other feedback:

Mrs S E, Horticultural Show Competitor

What the show does well:: Be an all-round friendly family show. Any other feedback: The flower arranging class i entered had really good critique. None of the other 7 classes I entered did: Very disappointing!

Mrs W D, volunteer

What the show does well:: Provide a family friendly day out. Any other feedback:

Mrs B D, Horticultural Show Competitor

What the show does well:: Super flowers etc and gives us the opportunity to see people’s works .i.e. Painting ,photos ,plants ,garments ,furniture etc etc Any other feedback: The Marsden barbeque was incredibly busy and after all the hard work by Sally’s team ,giving and working a big amount raised ,plus all burgers sold !

Mrs Z D, Horticultural Show Competitor

What the show does well:: Brings the village community together Any other feedback:

Mrs U A, Horticultural Show Competitor

What the show does well:: Provide an all round family day out Any other feedback: The lavatories are inadequate and unpleasant. Better loos are available for hire.

Mr Y A, Organiser

What the show does well:: Easygoing atmosphere, mixing cars and horticultural, friendly. Any other feedback: Urinals were poor

For several years the show has run a survey to gauge what the people think and more importatly where we can improve.

To the left you will find some of that feedback: Overwhelmingly positive but some pointers for doing it better.


T
he last survey gave us a net promotor score of 76 (on a scale of -100 to +100) which is considered a world class approval rating. High praise indeed.

From the Chairman

Dik Hoogmoed

2022 will be my 5th show as Chairman. It’s a huge achievement to run such a large event like this entirely with volunteers, and it is a credit to the committee members and their individual teams to make this event happen. Not only is each show months in the making, it is also an explosion of activity around that 3rd Saturday. To convert a public area in a full show ground for a day is no mean feat.

To then receive accolades as you can read in the survey quotes above is music to my ears. Not only do we provide a wonderful day out to all those visitors, we also manage to raise significant sums of money for all the good causes.

Long may it continue! Do come and enjoy the 2022 Capel Show.