Organisers have begun preparing for the 163rd North Somerset Show Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. Entries are now being invited for the annual event at the agricultural Showground in Wraxall, just outside of Bristol.
Bumper entries are expected for the exciting show which puts the region’s agricultural expertise on display, providing a spectacular day of entertainment for all.
Show Secretary Tim Ledbury said: “Planning is well on the way and we are inviting those who rear livestock, produce food, are involved in the equestrian world or follow countryside pursuits to come forward and join in the fun.
“There are prizes to be won, but more importantly this is a chance to show off the best of British agriculture in this region and to celebrate the countryside and the people who work in it.’
“Agriculture is especially important in this part of Somerset and the Show gives farmers, traders and visitors the chance to celebrate the very best of our countryside. Following the last two years I am hopeful that the public just want to get out and enjoy a day in country”
As well as farmers and producers, local firms wishing to sponsor a category or showcase their products are urged to go on the website and register their interest.
The one-day show has been a highlight of the countryside calendar in North Somerset since 1840 when a small group of farmers formed the North Somerset Agricultural Society, having previously got together for ploughing competitions.
The livestock classes will feature cattle, pigs, sheep, llamas and alpacas coming from all over the South West. The equestrian programme, includes Show jumping, Royal International Horse Show qualifiers, heavy horses, hunters, Shetland Ponies & more.
Arena events are being finalised with a full day’s programme for all the family. Details of competitions and how to enter can be found at www.nsas.org.uk or phone 01934 837283 for general enquiries.
Early bird tickets are now on sale, please visit our website to take advantage of our advance ticket discount!