About the Abingdon Air and Country Show 2022
The Abingdon Air and Country Show 2022 (the 22nd Air and Country Show) will take place at Abingdon Airfield on Saturday, 11 September 2022. From dynamic flying displays to arts and craft stalls, the show has something for everybody.
There’ll be aerobatic displays from warbirds and biplanes to modern day jets. And plenty to see on the ground too – with static aircraft displays, cockpits to sit in, as well as a great mix of re-enactment stalls, classic cars and country fayre traditions and craftsmanship.
The Abingdon Air and Country Show began in 2000 as a local fete organised by Neil Porter, a landscape gardener by trade. It was created with the desire to put something back into the community and provide a family day out at an affordable price.
The event barely broke even, but through perseverance, the show has grown steadily into one of the sizeable annual events in the area and a highlight on the airshow calendar.
Unlike the many UK airshows, everyone involved in the show’s organisation is a volunteer. And over the past 20 years, they’ve been able to donate generously to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Douglas House Respite Centre, and many other local charities.
Flying displays: B-17 Sally B, The Blades, Jet Provost T.3, Yak 3, Hurricane 1, BBMF Spitfire, Gazelle Pair, Rich Goodwins Jet Pitts, and RAF Falcons.
Static displays: Westland Wasp G-CBUI, G-CBME, & G-RIMM, Westland Scout G-SASM & G-BWHU, Westland Lynx AH.7, Gazelle Pair, Alouette II, HAAF Sioux and Scout,
On the ground, there will also be the Abingdon Rock Choir (TBC), displays of classic and ex-military vehicles, Hawk Walk falconry display, Radio Day Big Band, WWII Re-enactment, various trade and craft stalls, mini stam train, amusements, and much more!
2022 Advance ticket prices
Adult – £20.00
Senior citizens (65+) – £10.00
Children 5 to 15 years – £5.00
Under 5s – free
On the day ticket prices
Adult – £24.00
Senior citizens (65+) – £14.00
Children 5 to 15 years – £7.00
Under 5s – free
Tickets available from Monday 06 June 2022
Abingdon Airfield is situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, just five miles from Oxford and one mile west of Abingdon town.
The easiest way to reach the Abingdon Air & Country Show is by car – please follow the map and postcode directions as instructed on your ticket to the correct gates.
Important entry and exit information
Driving to the event: Your e-ticket will provide you with a map and postcode to find your way, and times of entry
Pedestrian (walkers & cyclists) gate: For local people who would rather walk to this side gate, located on Faringdon Road, with Elm Tree Walk to your left prior to reaching the gates to enter the airfield. It is just outside the Barracks Officers housing, and will be signposted and a map is on your e-ticket.
Military personnel from Dalton Barracks: The serving person upon showing military ID will have free admission, but all other members will need to purchase a ticket.
Carers: The carer only will be allowed free admission on producing ID.
Coach parties: All occupants will be required to purchase a ticket – this does not include any fee’s set by the Coach Company.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The starting time for the Abingdon Air and Country Show is 10.00am. The car parks open at 8.00am but you will not be permitted entry into the showground until 10.00am.
Yes! Dog of all types are welcomed at Abingdon Air & Country Show, but please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times. Also, please remember that aircraft can be loud, and may scare animals.
It can change each year, but as a rule of thumb expect the air displays to start in the early afternoon.
No, you can wander around the static aircraft and ground displays.Doing so will help reduce the amount of traffic leaving at the same time and make it easier for everyone to leave.
Of course you can, there are plenty of grass areas for you to have a picnic. Alternativley you can eat in your vehicles in the car park.
Yes, disabled parking is at the front of the main car parks, you will need to show your blue badge to access the disable car park area.