Herefordshire Society: Cotswold Show at Cirencester Park

PUBLISHED: 18:57 07 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:14 20 February 2013

For a fun-packed family day out this summer, don't miss the Cotswold Show in the beautiful grounds of Cirencester Park on July 5 and 6. This year the show offers a mix of spectacular arena events, countryside pursuits, fine foods, crafts a...

Monster Trucks to Tractor Pulling
"Big Pete" the Monster Truck crushes every car in its path. Weighing 3 tons and standing 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide, it will entertain children of all ages.

Marvel at Massey Ferguson's display of ancient and modern farm machinery. Gaze at the breathtaking Silver Stars Royal Logistics Corps Parachuting Team as they land in the main arena, and cheer on the Young Farmers' girls against boys tractor tug of war teams.

New for 08 is Amy Hatcher, dog psychologist, from the BBC's The Underdog Show. All dogs are welcome; and if yours is a little unruly you could win a free consultation with Amy at the show.

Gloucester Rugby Club
The club will be providing activities for all you budding players. Pit your wits against the giant bungee run and try out your tackling technique against the 'big bosh' inflatable target. Show a bit of talent and you could be invited to join one of the club's junior development programmes!

Food and Fun
The food village and farmers' market will be full of culinary delights and there will be beautiful crafts to buy and an opportunity to make your own in the Rural Craft Village. From traditional fairground rides to off-road driving there is something for everyone.

Queen Anne Cup
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation is delighted to announce a new gundog competition for 2008, the Queen Anne Cup: the final will be run on Sunday July 6 at the show. And for all dog lovers, why not try your hand at the 'have a go' classes and test your dog's skill and obedience?

Dog Agility
You and your dog can try agility training with the 'Up and Over' team of trainers, or join in the Fun Dog Show. The categories include

Most Handsome Dog
Prettiest Bitch
Waggiest Tail
Junior Handler
Dog the judges would most like to take home

And don't miss the sheepdog demonstrations in the main arena.

International Horse Whisperer
Gary Witheford returns to the show to demonstrate the system he calls 'natural horsemanship' to train unruly horses, which is based on his observation of how horses behave in the wild.

Craftsmanship at its finest returns to the show this year. Some of the show's crafty characters include: Woco the Woodsman; John 'The Chair' Richardson, maker of rush seats; and Carl Saddler, coppice woodsman and maker of garden trugs.

New for 08 is a traditional earth-mound charcoal kiln demonstration by David
Hutchinson. And a warm welcome to our willow sculptor, coracle maker, rope maker and the besom broom maker who made over 1,000 brooms for the premiere of the first Harry Potter film.


To book tickets visit . Tickets can be bought online or at participating 'golden ticket' retailers in Cirencester. See website for more details.

Advance tickets
Family (2 adults/3 children 3-14) 19.20
Adults ages 15+ 8
Children 3-14 2.40
Under 3s & dogs FREE

Gate tickets
Family (2 adults/3 children 3-14) 24
Adults ages 15+ 10
Children 3-14 3
Under 3s & dogs FREE

Tickets also available at Cirencester Tourist Information Centre,
The Corn Hall, Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 2NW. Tel: 01285 654180.


Herefordshire Life has teamed up with the Cotswold Show to give away 5 Family tickets to this year's Cotswold Show. To win simply answer this question: what's the name of the dog psychologist visiting the Cotswold Show this year?

Send your answers on a postcard by June 16 to:
Cotswold Show/Herefordshire Life competition, The Bathurst Estate Office, Cirencester Park Cirencester GL7 2BU.

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