BBC Countryfile Live is set to return in 2017, following a successful inaugural event, which took place in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

The event, organised by SME London, saw more than 125,000 visitors across the four-day event.

Visitors enjoyed a variety of talks with presenters such as Matt Baker and John Craven (from the Countryfile TV series), animal displays, a range of food and drink stands, as well as cookery displays, debates on rural subjects, farm machinery displays and a main arena show.

Tim Etchells, managing director of show organisers, SME London said; “This event has been two years in the making and a huge amount of hard work has gone into ensuring it brings the best of Britain’s wonderful countryside to life. We were delighted with the success of our first of many Countryfile Live events. The phenomenal visitor numbers we experienced prove there is a real desire for the British public to experience and learn more about the incredible countryside we enjoy in this country – we’ll be back at Blenheim Palace next year, August 3-6, 2017.

“We’d like to thank all those who came along to enjoy the show as well as all the fantastic involvement from all our exhibitors, ensuring we were able to stage a great day out for all members of the family. We have also received strong support from Quilter Cheviot, our headline sponsors, and the National Trust with whom we have been working in association. We knew ticket sales were very positive in the lead up to the event but we were truly blown away by the amount of people who visited us.”