Pre Show Supplement 2018

Newbury Weekly News

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Best in Berkshire THE Royal County of Berk- shire Show returns this week-

stunt team who will be wowing the crowds with their spectacu- lar array of skills using the largest, most high-tech ramp in the world. The organisers will also be commemorating the end of the First World War with a magnifi- cent display of farming and machinery spanning 100 years – from ploughs, seed drills and hay-making equipment, to the latest technology, such as preci- sion seeding, GPS crop applica- tion and yield mapping. The Formula 1 of equine, the Scurry Driving Championships, will be making a swift entrance to the main arena. Horse and carriages skilfully steer around multiple obstacles that make it fast, furious and exciting view- ing. Elsewhere across the 150-acre showground, visitors can sample some of the delightful food and beverages available in the food fayre, and watch craftsman skil- fully create another masterpiece in the craft marquee. A group of blacksmiths will be demonstrating the art of creating objects from wrought iron and steel. Visitors will also be able to help them make a pointer stick. The Food and Farming zone will be celebrating British farming with a number of fun and inter-

Livestock owners appreciate the friendly end-of-season event for the show circuit and it regularly attracts entrants from right across Britain, with more than 2,000 animals competing. This year, visitors will be able to access the Society Building in the afternoon on both days to get up close with the cattle, find out more about them and even have a selfie. “I’m very much looking forward to the Show and looking forward to seeing all the exciting new changes that have been made,” explains this year’s president of the Royal County of Berkshire Show Peter Carlisle. “With a wide variety of activities and events happening across the showground, I’m sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy. “We’re particularly proud to be able to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War with a magnificent Farming & Machinery Pageant in the main arena on both days. “I’m hoping this year’s Show will be a truly memorable weekend for us all.” Top of the bill The show welcomes back the amazing Bolddog Lings, a grav- ity-defying freestyle motorcycle

end, promising a fresh new look, with new additions and changes across the show- ground. The team are very much looking forward to welcoming dogs this year, with a brand new Dog Zone offering family-fun competitions, scurry and agility classes and much more. The team are really excited about the variety of entertain- ment and attractions, with many new have-a-go activities added to the bill for all the family, as well as spectacular shows and stunts and, of course, the best livestock from around the UK on show. This year, the team have intro- duced a number of new activities and events, as well as upgrading some of the old favourites. The popular Food Fayre has been relocated to Avenue F and the Flower Tent has been relocated to the Village Green and given a complete overhaul, with the addition of a café, new domestic classes and have-a-go activities. The central core of the show- ground features 600 stands sell- ing everything from fine arts to children’s toys and from country clothing to firepits. Around the edges, vast marquees are devoted to food and crafts.

hive of activity with interactive displays and demonstrations. There will be more than 2,000 animals across the showground – from cows, sheep and pigs, to llamas doing an egg and spoon

esting hands-on activities for all the family. The award-winning Reading University stand will return once again to defend their title, and the Produce Tent will be a

race, and in the chickens section you’ll be able to decorate an egg. Millers Ark Farm returns with their collection of adorable donkeys, chicks, goats, pigs and many more.

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