Oswestry Show Saturday 5th August 2017
Organisers of the Oswestry & District Agricultural Show are looking forward to another great day on Saturday 5th August, when people from far and wide will gather at the Park Hall Showground to celebrate this prestigious event that dates back to 1862. Not only does the Show endorse the best of British agriculture it promotes local businesses and activities, countryside pursuits and provides a varied programme of entertainment for visitors throughout the day.
President for the 132nd Show is Steve Mosford, a well known veterinary surgeon and partner of Park Issa Veterinary Hospital, Oswestry who has been associated with the Show since moving to the area in 1984. Local farmer and long standing Show Council member, Nigel Whittingham recently took over as Show Chairman and looks forward to leading the strong band of volunteers who put on the Show each year.
Spectators to the main ring can enjoy a packed programme including judging of the various horse breeds, parade of vintage vehicles and machinery; inter club young farmer’s competitions, and the highlight being the display by the Portsmouth Action Field Gun Run Team and Jousting Tournament from the Company of Horsemen sponsored by the NFU.
Judging of cattle, sheep and goat classes takes place throughout the morning concluding with the grand parade of prize winners in the main arena in the afternoon.
The Sheep Shearing Competition also makes for exciting viewing when exhibitors race against the clock to remove fleeces in record times.
Oswestry Show boasts a strong Horticultural Marquee showing wonderful displays of vegetables and flowers demonstrating gardening at its best, beautiful colourful floral art arrangements, photography, wine and the imaginative and intriguing children’s classes.
Many breeds of the fur and feather variety can be found in the Small Livestock Building, making for some fascinating viewing. A vital part of the Show is the Women’s Institute and Young Farmers areas, where their members showcase an amazing range of skills and talents.
Younger visitors can enjoy a ride on the Oswestry Model Railway and a varied programme of entertainments has been organised for the Village Green.
A large number of trade stands are situated around the Showground and in the plans for the 2017 Show a new layout for the shopping and craft marquees, with an extended food area are being drawn up.
For all further details please contact the Show Manager, Show Office, Oswestry Showground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4AB
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