Burwarton Show has been running since 1891 and continues to go from strength to strength, with over 20,000 visitors last year. This year’s event, which takes place on Thursday 6 August at the showground between Ludlow and Bridgnorth, looks set to be a bumper year.
“We’ve worked hard to adapt and evolve in order to ensure a sustainable agricultural show that will continue for future generations to enjoy,” said Show chairman Michael Bradbury. “There really is something for everyone, with new attractions added every year. This year we have a new chairman of the society, the Viscount Boyne DL.”
The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team will provide the entertainment in the main ring, ably backed up by Bob Hogg and his sheepdogs. Elsewhere the Village Green stage offers a host of different entertainment throughout the day including a jazz group from the Royal Logistics Corps.
There are competitive classes for heavy horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs plus horses ridden and in-hand and private driving. Static engines and vintage tractors will all add interest while the WI, which celebrates its centenary this year, will be showcasing handicrafts and cookery. New this year are a poultry display and fly casting demonstrations. A perennial favourite is the extensive food hall promoting local fare.
For information including ticket prices and early bird discounts, visit burwartonshow.co.uk.
Burwarton Show has been awarded runner-up in the 2015 competition to find Britain’s Best Agricultural Show. Show chairman Michael Bradbury said, “We’re extremely proud of our show and this accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers upon which the show relies; it’s great to know so many people from Shropshire and beyond feel as passionate about the show.”