There’s just a month to go until one of the biggest events in Rutland’s calendar - the Rutland County Show.
The 184th Rutland County Show will take place on Sunday, June 5, and is sure to once again draw big crowds.
The show, in its relatively new location at the Rutland Showground, aims to showcase all the traditional farming skills and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better with a variety of new attractions on offer.
Local food businesses will be showcasing their successes, including the award winning Andy Saunders from the Wheatsheaf Pub in Langham who won best overall producer at the annual British Pie Awards. Alongside a number of other producers, there will be tastings and cookery demonstrations and ample opportunity to sample and buy locally sourced and produced goods.
Also new for this year’s event is the inclusion of the Leicester County Poultry Show in the Livestock Field.
With a huge rise in the number of people keeping chickens in their back garden, this area will appeal to the budding enthusiast and may even encourage those who were not thinking about it to keep a few chickens of their own.
If keeping livestock is not for you, then you can try your hand at the Digger Challenge – accuracy is the key in manning this mini digger to achieve the quickest time in the challenge. Children can also have a go and there is a fabulous remote control digger on offer for the winner. All proceeds go to the president’s charity For Rutland In Rutland.
With cattle, sheep and equine showing classes, Morris dancing, show jumping, dog agility, vintage car displays and three show rings with great attractions, demonstrations and activities going on all day, there is something for everyone at the Rutland County Show.
There’s free onsite parking and free bus services from Uppingham and Oakham.
Advance discounted tickets are on sale now at www. rutlandcountyshow.com.