The Royal Bath & West Show at Shepton Mallet is a great day out this June. From the country’s finest livestock, over 600 trade stands, the National Cheese Awards to the UK’s biggest cider competition, there really is something for everyone – family or food lover. Advance tickets are now available to buy. Children under 15 years are free with advance adult tickets.
Show highlights will include:
• A chance to see the country’s finest livestock including cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and alpacas. Visit one of the largest dog shows in the county. ‘Fur and Feather’ zone where you can see small animals and birds such as rabbits and cavies, tame birds and poultry.
• Ladies Day, on Thursday 3rd June 2010, is new to the Show for 2010. Fashion-conscious visitors will stand a chance to be crowned winner of the best hat competition or best dressed lady and walk away with a mystery VIP prize
• The country’s biggest cheese show. At the National Cheese Awards, visitors will be able to sample a staggering array of some of the UK’s finest cheeses and dairy produce and take in the artistry of the cheese sculptures – a brand new competition for 2010
• A celebration of cider featuring the biggest cider competition in the country and the chance to take part in cider tasting with experts. Food lovers can also explore the vast food halls.
• In the Imagineering Fair meet the team who are building The Bloodhound SSC, the world’s fastest car, which is set to be the first to top 1,000mph when it attempts the world land-speed record in 2011. Children will also be able to explore the creative possibilities of science, engineering and technology.
• 4 x 4 off road – Adrenaline junkies will have the chance to drive 4×4 off road vehicles in the most extreme off road experience at the Show to date
• Horses – showing, show jumping and the Pony Club mounted games
• Sheep shearing – the Show is host to the 2010 Six Nations Championship. Be amazed at the speed of competitive shearing. Also spinning and weaving demonstrations.
• Farming for the Family – children can watch milking demonstrations, see piglets, lambs and calves and experience the fun of feeding a chicken and collecting an egg to cook and eat in the Farmhouse Kitchen.
• Countryside Arena – thrill to falconry displays, admire the discipline of gun dogs and cheer on your favourite in the terrier racing. Alongside the arena is the Canoe Village where you can experience canoes, kayaks and much, much more
• See traditional events on the Village Green, including a Gang Show to celebrate 100 years of the Girl Guides, Young Farmers, the W.I. a working forge and an old time fairground
• Gasp at the beauty of the Floral Marquee, watch floral art demonstrations and learn from the interesting talks
• Visit the Art Pavilion with over 400 entries all of which are for sale
• Experience the working countryside and see Heavy Horses pulling logs in Woodlands and Wildlife; learn about the secret life of bees in the Bees & Honey Tent.