Show’s 180th anniversary

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HUNDREDS of visitors are expected at the annual Rutland County Show which takes place on Sunday.

The 180th show takes place at Burley-on-the-Hill and in recent years has been held on the first Sunday in June.

Organised by the Rutland Agricultural Society, there will be a one-way system so cars can only access the show ground from the Cottesmore direction with diversions in place along Barnsdale Avenue.

In the main ring will be the Moto Stunts International who will perform their dare-devil antics; the hilarious sheep show which is educational and entertaining; Cottesmore Hounds; and a special appearance from Leicester Tigers.

The Tigers will be running games throughout the day which anyone can take part in, including two sessions in the main ring.

There will also be an opportunity to meet their friendly mascot, Leicester the tiger, and enter a competition.

As well as family fun and entertainment, the cattle, sheep, goat, horse and pony classes are also expected to be popular with visitors from across the country fighting it out for a prize.

A display of vintage and classic cars, and vintage and modern farm machinery and more than 100 trade stands, as well as a licensed bar and refreshment tents all add to the feel of the day.

To mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee weekend and the 180th anniversary of the county show the organisers are holding a prize draw to win £180 and every ticket sold will be entered into the draw.

Advance tickets are priced £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and five to 16 year olds are £3. Advance tickets are available from Scarlet Sky in Mill Street, Oakham, Scarlet Sky in St Mary’s Street, Stamford and Baines Bakery in High StreetWest, Uppingham.

Tickets on the day will cost £10 adults, £8 concessions and £5 for five to 16-year-olds. Under fives can enter for free.

To find out more visit www.rutlandcountyshow.co.uk