Preparations for your favourite village show are well underway!
The usual fun filled day of family entertainment and competition is getting closer – get the date in your diary - Sunday 30 July.
All the usual classics - Punch and Judy, brass bands, ferret racing, candyfloss, ice cream and pints of Weeton Wiggle. Watch riders in the show jumping arena. Be entertained by carriage driving, hounds and beagles and shows throughout the day on the main event field. Indulge in a bit of light shopping in local food, trade and craft stalls. Or if you are feeling athletic take part in the Rougemont Chase! Bring a pet to one of the small animal classes. Have some fun in the produce tent, challenging friends and neighbours to claim a coveted rosette in a bake off challenge, or local art, craft, horticulture exhibits or children's classes. And don't forget, with over twenty trophies available for the very best exhibitors, there's a chance of taking some silverware home for the mantelpiece.
Following the success of the 2016 show the committee were able to make a donation of £5000 to St Michaels Hospice. Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 show and we look forward to welcoming you again this year. Our chosen charity for 2017 is Horticap.
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Pre Show BBQ – Friday 28th July - tickets available shortly.
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON. Our usual BBQ will be happening on Friday 28th July. Tickets will be announced very soon to purchase.
Both Weeton Wiggle and Pimms will of course be served!
Back by popular demand, we will be joined by Ben Potter from Birds of Prey Displays. Ben will be doing 2 displays on Show day. You will also be able to visit his stand to see these magnificent eagles, owls and vultures close up. Oh and of course you’ll be able to meet the man himself. It’s not your typical flying falconry display!
Thanks to the support of the Leeds and District Traction Engine Club, we will have a display of 3 steam traction engines and associated agricultural trailers at this year's show. This will include a baler, thresher and something excitingly called a rag-o-matic, which is a mobile bench saw. Visitors to the Show will be able to see these machines in use on the day.
In addition, we’ll have a steam driven tractor which will deliver water to the larger engines throughout the day. These vintage machines, used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bridged the gap between horse power and the modern day tractors which are commonplace in agriculture today.