ALL Parrot Society members enter our shows early at 7.30 am, you do not need to book a sales table, this is a considerable member benefit. Subscription for 2023 is £28.00.
The Summer (July) Show for 2023 will be held on Sunday 9th July, while the October National Exhibition is on Sunday 1st October, and the December Help the Birdkeepers Show is on Sunday 3rd December. They are all held at Staffordshire County Showground on the A518 Stafford to Uttoxeter Road 4 miles from Stafford. Drivers using the M6 from either the North or South should exit at junction 14 and follow the signs for the County Showground. The Post Code is ST18 0BD. Staffordshire County Showground Map
The birds likely to be present at this sale will be the majority of birds kept by hobbyist breeders. Only Parrot Society members can sell parrot species therefore members of the Parrot Society will mainly be selling parrot species. There will also be tables hired by Non-members who are allowed to sell finches, canaries, doves, budgerigars and fancy pigeons. For further details please contact our office on 01442 872245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NO PET BIRDS TO BE SOLD AT ANY OF OUR SHOWS
Bookings by BOTH Members and Non-members for tables and entry wrist bands can be made from our on-line PSUK Shop or by post to our office Audley House, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1EH telephone 01442 872245. Visitors can book their admission tickets from our on-line PSUK Shop or contact our office. Prices vary dependent on the size of the Event please see below. Car parking is free of charge.
The Council of The Parrot Society have agreed to allow Blue badge holders and one companion early entry to our events. Entry will be 1/4 hour before normal opening time, reducing the need to queue often in inclement weather. To apply for these special entry tickets please enclose a copy of your Blue Badge (both sides) with your application ticket costs are as the table below.
Accompanied children under the age of 16 years can come into any of our Shows free of charge and do not require a wrist band.
NOTES FOR TRADERS CONSIDERING ATTENDING PARROT SOCIETY SHOWS
People considering having a Trade Stand at one of our three shows held at Stafford County Showground may find the following notes of help. There are three shows a year:-
Early July – Our Summer Show 9th July 2023
Early October – The National Exhibition held in Bingley hall and the above Centres - 1st October 2023
Early December – Help Bird Keeper’s Show held in Argyle and Sandylands Centres - 3rd December 2023
Without a doubt it is really sensible to visit one of our shows to see roughly how they run before you consider booking a trade stand. We have many long standing traders and they can give you their personal insight into our shows, equally the Parrot Society has their own stand at each show close to the entrance, so do come and have a word with our staff. We maintain a database with traders' email addresses and circulate details of shows to them well in advance of the event.
Frequently asked questions:
How large are the trestle tables? 1.8M x 0.75M.
Is there allocated parking for traders? No, parking is on a first come first served basis.
Where will my stand be located? Our long standing traders take the prime locations, so new traders are required to take space on the outside of the main central focus at our events.
What publicity would I receive? For the National Exhibition, our largest event, we list the names of traders attending in our October monthly member’s magazine, provided you book early.
When do you start to take bookings for a show? Generally we start to take bookings for the July Show in May. Then for the next show a week after we have held the previous event.
Are trade stands for the sale of new items? Yes that is the case, we do allow our members to sell second-hand bird related items from their sales tables but not new items. That would be unfair to traders.
How do I pay for my stand? You can post a cheque to our office made payable to The Parrot Society with you duly completed application form. Or you can make your payment directly into our bank account, details of the account are sent by email to all traders when the trade applications are sent to you.
A specimen booking for each show will be posted in PDF format for you to download and complete before each show.
Summer Show July 2023
9th July 2023
National Exhibition October 2023
1st October 2023
Help Bird Keepers’ Show December 2023
3rd December 2023
When available, (dates will be posted when tickets are being processed) tickets can be purchased from our Shop