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Thousands expected at Alresford Show tomorrow
4:39pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
THE 105th Alresford Agricultural Show take places tomorrow at Tichborne Park.
It will give the chance for people to enjoy all aspects of rural life in Hampshire from cattle, pigs and sheep to combine harvesters and tractors. Last year an estimated 22,000 people attended the one-day event.
A quieter and more relaxing time will be had in the horticultural tents, where displays of roses, dahlias and chrysanthemums will form an oasis of calm away from the bleating and mooing.
Making a welcome return will be the Sheep Show which uses a selection of breeds and wacky presenters to tell you everything you could ever want to know about sheep. The trained sheep upstage the presenters with their performances, and even dance.
The Sheep Show team also organise a sheep race, where their ovine stars stretch their legs over a furlong sprint. Finally, a sheepdog demo using ducks will be used to show the intricacies of the working Collie dog’s mind.
Among the more unusual attractions will be a monster snail. Newton Valence author, Sarah Lucas, will be visiting with two monster giant African land snails, Bob and Gary in the craft marquee.
Meanwhile there is a record entries of horses to compete in equestrian events.
Event secretary Val Watley, organising her first show, said also new this year were mini go-carts for children.
The show will, once again, be a shopping heaven. Carefully chosen trade stands can sell everything country-related, from a pint of beer to a £250,000 combine harvester.
Tickets are £15 for adults, £11 for senior citizens, accompanied under-15s are free.
They are available from Morgans Hardware on Broad Street or Six West, Alresford, SCATS, Winchester, Bishop’s Waltham Post Office and The Petersfield Post newspaper office or online at www.alresfordshow.co.uk or by calling 01749 813899.
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