Country Life and Shire Horse Show on September 17-18

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THE annual Country Life and Shire Horse Show will be held at Sacrewell Farm on Saturday and Sunday.

This fun-packed celebration of rural life is a chance to learn more about the history of farming by watching shire horse demonstrations.

With the support of the Shire Horse Society, the horses will be put through their paces each day, giving visitors the chance to experience first hand the traditional and modern uses of this impressive breed.

In the main arena there will be a sheep dog show with a difference as the dogs guide ducks rather than sheep into formation.

Visitors will also be able to see demonstrations of wood turning, spinning and braiding and there will be craft and plant stalls for some great gift ideas.

At the 18th century watermill, wheat will be ground into flour at the milling demonstrations and then visitors can take the opportunity to make bread in the old bakery.

Other entertainment will be provided by magician Keith Downs, model boats, fairground rides, tractor rides and pond dipping.

The show is being supported by Riverford Organic, the Wildlife Trusts, and Send a Cow.

It takes place tomorrow and Sunday from 10am until 4pm. Admission is £6.95 for adults, £5.95 for senior citizens and £5.25 for children. A family ticket for four people (one must be a child) is £21.50.

For more details contact 01780 782254 or visit