Kington Show 2011
PUBLISHED: 12:54 04 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:49 20 February 2013
Kington Show, The Ovals Farm, Kington, Herefordshire. Saturday 10th September 2011. This year celebrating 130 years of this traditional one-day agricultural show
Kington Show, The Ovals Farm, Kington, Herefordshire. Saturday 10th September 2011. This year celebrating 130 years of this traditional one-day agricultural show featuring horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, dog show, horticultural and domestic, sheep shearing competition, YFC competitions.
Kington Show is set to re-write history for the traditional event with the first ever Royal visitor.
HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be the guest at the show on Saturday, September 10th. It will be the first time in the shows 130-year history that a member of the Royal Family has visited and a first ever official royal visit to Kington Show.
It is very rare for a one day show to have a royal visit said Kathryn Williams, chairman of the Kington Show.
Were delighted the Duke of Gloucester is attending and that he recognises the importance of rural agricultural shows like ours and the huge amount of voluntary work which goes into staging it, Kathryn added.
The show began in 1881 and moved to the present site at the Ovals at Lyonshall in 2007 is the largest one-day agricultural show in the county.
Our show is a celebration of Farming and Rural Communities and this year will be bigger and better than weve ever done, said Kathryn.
Demonstrations & Workshops
This year there will be a lamb butchery demonstration, followed by a cookery demonstration and a childrens cookery workshop, (all free). The Blackpool Circus School Workshop (free) will be situated near the picnic area for children and their families to have a go at plate spinning, unicycles, juggling, diablos and much more.
Kington Show is fortunate to have The White Helmets Royal Signals Display Team showing their excellent motorbike skills. The Master Butchers Band will entertain you while you relax in the picnic area. The Interhunt Competition is always fast and furious, with competing local hunts racing each other over jumps. With a Trotting Race, Wye Valley Axemen, Grand Parade of Livestock, Parade of Foxhounds and more on offer theres plenty to see!
Over 200 trade stands will be on the showground, a diverse selection of items and services, from tractors to handbags and antiques to poultry. A large selection of local and not so local food producers are attending, ensuring an excellent array of delicacies to take home. A full craft marquee will bring local crafts from pottery, jewellery, cards, antiques and artwork.
Event Mobility will provide powered wheelchairs and electric scooters for the disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. To book please contact 01386 725391.
A free shuttle bus is available throughout the day, leaving Mill St Car Park, Kington every hour.
Dogs are allowed to attend, provided they are on a lead and under control at all times. Open 9am-6pm, 10 adults, 8 pensions, 5 10-16 year olds, under 10s free.