Excitement is palpable as the Melplash Agricultural Show will be returning to West Bay after a two-year break on August 25.
The show is a true celebration of farming and rural life by the sea, bringing together the very best of West Dorset with animals, food, fun and entertainment and with agriculture at the top of the billing, it is the time for farmers to show off their best livestock and compete for the top spot, securing a trophy or two.
Show secretary Lucy Hart said: “Having had a two-year break due to the pandemic we are determined to make this year’s show one of the best. As always it will feature many of the traditional aspects of an agricultural country show along with plenty of new and exciting visitor attractions. There really will be something for everyone, with lots to see and do for all the family to enjoy. It is going to be another amazing show day.”
There are 160 different classes for cattle, sheep, goats and farm produce and 90 classes for horses and ponies and, new this year, a fancy dress for horse, pony and dog will captivate the crowds.
The show will boast 300 horticultural, floral arts, home produce and handicraft classes for the whole family to enter including lots of children competitions.
Entries for livestock close July 27, horse and ponies August 1, Show Jumping August 5 and Horticulture, Handicraft and Home Produce before August 15.
All entries can be made online.
Adult tickets are £17 in advance or on the gate at £19. Free admission for under 16s.
n For more details visit melplashshow.co.uk