Ticket sales for The Enchanted Forest, a Perthshire Big Tree Country event, have broken all previous box office records, welcoming over 24,000 visitors during its 23 night run.
The news comes as the event enters its final week and celebrates the announcements that is has been shortlisted for two further awards.
The Highland Perthshire Area Community Interest Company which has successfully run the show since 2010, has been shortlisted for the Community Award in this years Perthshire Big Tree Country Awards, the results of which are due to be announced this Sunday.
The Enchanted Forest has also been shortlisted for Event of the Year at this years Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards, however the team will need to wait until Friday 25th November to learn their fate.
Eddie Thomson, chairman of the Highland Perthshire Area Community Interest Company commented This year has seen unprecedented demand for the event and the box office has been working around the clock to ensure everyone gets their tickets. This is fantastic news for the local area with a 25% increase in visitors coming to the show this year, over half of which stay in the area overnight, it represents an enormous boost to the income of businesses in the area, from shops to restaurants to hotels.
The latest figures put the event well ahead of the record breaking 20,000 tickets sold in 2010. The years theme, Transitions, was designed by Simon Wilkinson and RJ McConnell, the design team behind the multi-award winning 2010 show. This years show has proven to be exceptionally popular with visitors, with many claiming it is the best show yet.
Tricia Fox, marketing manager for The Enchanted Forest said We are extremely pleased with the performance of this years show theres a lot of hard work and planning goes into a show of this scale and its rewarding that demand is increasing year on year. There are some tickets left for this week however folks had better be quick if they are still thinking about coming to the event this year.
For further information about the Enchanted Forest and to purchase tickets, visit the Enchanted Forest website at www.enchantedforest.org.uk. The show closes to the public on Saturday 29th October.