Oswestry Show Saturday 4th August 2018
Organisers of the Oswestry & District Agricultural Show are looking forward to another great day on Saturday 4th 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 133rd Show is Neil Brogden. Local farmer and long standing Show Council member, Nigel Whittingham is taking on his 2nd year 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 a motorbike display by the Jamie Squibb Freestyle Stunt Team sponsored by Ridgway Rentals.
Also this year will be a parade by the Tanatside Hounds, and a Display of Farming through the Ages - highlighting the changes of potato farming over the years.
Judging of cattle & sheep classes takes place throughout the morning concluding with the grand parade of prize winners in the main arena in the afternoon.
The popular Sheep Shearing Competition also makes for exciting viewing when exhibitors race against the clock to remove fleeces in record times. For 2018 we have been invited to be on the Welsh Lamb Shearing Circuit which should make for more exciting competition.
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 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 also a wide variety of stalls and businesses showcasing and selling their wares in the Craft, Food and Business Marquees.
For all further details please contact the Show Manager, Show Office, Oswestry Showground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4AB
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