Crowds flock to enjoy sunshine at Cheshire County Show | Knutsford Times

Crowds flock to enjoy sunshine at Cheshire County Show

By on June 18, 2013

The sun shone on thousands of visitors who celebrated 175 years of farming heritage at this year’s Cheshire County Show.

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The two-day agricultural event, at the Tabley Showground, near Knutsford, got off to a great start in what is the Cheshire Agricultural Society’s 175th anniversary, with entry on the gate already looking to be up on last year.

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Nigel Evans, Executive Director of the Cheshire County Show, said: “Early reports indicate that ticket sales are up on last year and we expect another 40,000 to visit the showground tomorrow.

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“It has been great to see so many families enjoying the day after all the hard work that goes into making it happen and once again we have been rewarded with fantastic weather.”

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The event is famous for its thousands of animals including livestock, horses, dogs and pigs competing in hundreds of classes over the two days.

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This year also sees the English National Simmental Show at the show for the first time and the very first dedicated competition class for the South Devon cattle breed in the show’s history.

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Main attractions for 2013 also include thrilling performances from the World’s leading stunt motorcyclists Matt Coulter AKA ‘The Kangaroo Kid’ and stirring live music from the Scots Guard Association Pipe and Drum Band who return by popular demand.

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As ever, the Roberts Speciality Food Hall and Food Live Theatre proved popular with visitors who enjoyed a wide range of culinary delights from over a hundred food producers from Cheshire and beyond.

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Tomorrow promises another action packed day with live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Sean Wilson, Nigel Haworth and 2010 Masterchef winner, Claire Lara.

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There will also be a special Royal visit from HRH the Princess Royal, who is also this year’s president of the Cheshire County Show.

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Tony Garnett, Chairman of the Cheshire County Show, said: “The show so far has been a great celebration of our farming heritage and we are delighted to be able to welcome HRH the Princess Royal in this very special anniversary year.”

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Tickets for tomorrow can be purchased on the gate or online, visit: https://cheshireshow.ticketsrv.co.uk/

The most up to date results will be published online from 6pm this evening. For more information visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk

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