Summer Shows

Burwarton-Show.jpgOne of the best things about the summer is the shows! They range in size from the local village fete to national events but all celebrate our traditions and rural communities. The first and biggest is the Royal Welsh Show which is on from 21 – 24th July at the Showground in Builth Wells, a couple of hours drive from here but well worth it! This year the next show will be Tenbury Show on the 2nd August, only 8 miles from here and always on the first Saturday in August. This is a real local affair featuring livestock, horses, horticulture, food, arts and crafts. It also hosts the annual national Young Farmers tug of war finals! Unfortunately this year it clashes with Chorley Show which is a small local show run by volunteers, the highlight of which this year appears to be the Dog Show with categories such as cuteist puppy and waggiest tail! My personal favourite is Burwarton Show which takes place on Thursday 7th August this year (always the first Thursday in August). This is another local show held on a local estate and organised by many of the tenants and local farmers. There is something for everyone, from machinery and agricultural merchants, through livestock and horses, local food and drink to a huge fun fair set apart from the rest of the event. Finally we have Farlow and Oreton Village Show at the start of September which is the smallest of them all but has all the traditional handicraft and horticultural classes that are fiercely contended!