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Preparations are well underway for the 186th Rutland Show

The event, which takes place at the Rutland Showground, Oakham, on Sunday, June 3, features the best very entertainment, displays, food and drink that Rutland has to offer.

Boasting hundreds of trade stands alongside livestock, equine and poultry exhibitors, the Rutland Show is the standout event on the calendar which brings together the very best of the county.

This year sees the Shetland Pony grand National make its debut at the event, as well as the fast and furious British Scurry and Trials Driving competition.

Other attractions include the Wye Valley Axemen showing off their skills and speed with axes and saws in the vintage field, a BMX acrobatic display, the heavy horses, a tractor pulling competition, a sheep show, an extended craft fair, live music and much more.

Show secretary Liz Wackett said: "The show has something for the whole family and is a wonderful day out. It really is a showcase for farming, the countryside and rural life and brings together the very best of Rutland and the surrounding areas with animals, delicious food and drink, shopping, fun and excitement."

Gates open at 8.30am. Entrance is free for under 18s, and early bird tickets costs £10. There is also free parking and a free shuttle bus service from Oakham and Uppingham.

For more information visit www.rutlandcountyshow.com

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