Cheshire Show attracts Prof. David Bellamy for a third year running. | Knutsford Times

Cheshire Show attracts Prof. David Bellamy for a third year running.

By on June 5, 2009

With its roots firmly in our county’s agricultural heritage the Cheshire Show is all about appreciating the fabulous sights, characters and flavours of Cheshire on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.
To give visitors the best value for money, organisers are planning an action-packed, fun-filled two day event and the sky is the limit with attractions guaranteed to raise spirits.

Visitors will be in the best company the county has to offer with charismatic special guests Prof David Bellamy and Alex Langlands, star of BBC’s Victorian Farm, and not forgetting the real attractions of the Cheshire Show – the hundreds of animals competing for coveted titles.

This will be Prof David Bellamy’s third visit to the Cheshire Show, which demonstrates his interest and enthusiasm for our beautiful county.

“The Cheshire Show is a fantastic celebration of the county and its agricultural community who have been working these soils for hundreds of years,” said Prof Bellamy.Archeologist Alex Langlands, who lived for a year as a Victorian farmer for the TV series, will be bringing his farming and craft skills to the Cheshire Show.

Alex will don his Victorian dress and talk to visitors at the Cheshire Show about the farming techniques he used, craft skills needed to live on the Victorian farm, and will make an appearance in the Roberts Bakery Food Live Theatre as part of a cookery demonstration.

Keeping the Show’s agricultural heritage alive with the wider public is the Agri-Centre, which exhibits the food journey from plough to plate. This is where the unsung heroes of our county’s farming community demonstrate the methods used to get milk, cheese, meat and other foodstuffs on to supermarket shelves.

Following the launch of the new-look Agri Centre in 2008, show organisers are building on its success to continue attracting more exhibitors and visitors this year.

The Cheshire Show continues to evolve every year to offer visitors something new and 2009 is no different. Being launched this year is the Countryside Experience, which will give visitors a chance to get hands on practice of outdoor activities such as archery, clay shooting and much more.
In the Main Ring heart-stopping displays from UK leading quad biker Jason Smyth and his Adrenaline Tour, as well as stunning falconry displays from Knutsford-based Gauntlet Prey, will keep spectators of all ages entertained for hours.

To sustain energy levels at the Cheshire Show, a trip to the Roberts Bakery Food Hall is a must to sample the hundreds of tasty treats on offer. Whether its sweet or savory, food or drink, British or Brazilian – there is something for every taste!

Within the Roberts Bakery Food Hall the Food Live Theatre will host appearances from chefs from eateries across Cheshire demonstrating delectable meals which can be recreated at home using local produce from across the North West.

The Show will be holding a unique celebration for 100 years of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society with a parade of 50 stallions at the Show.

The anniversary will include visits from past presidents of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, replicas of the 1908 original place cards and unique rugs bearing the centenary insignia have been specially made, and all champions will receive silver medals from Brightwells of Hereford.

Advanced tickets are available by calling 01565 650 200 or for more information visit .Tickets are also available on the gate for both days.

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