The first Shropshire County Show is coming to town

Posted: 23/06/2010

Organisers of the first ever Shropshire County Show are gearing up for a great weekend as forecasts for good weather boost ticket sales.


The agricultural show will take place on Saturday and Sunday and is expected to attract thousands of people from across the UK.


The Met Office have predicted a scorching few days with the rain holding off until the back end of next week and families from far and wide will be enjoying the Summer at the Berwick Road Showground in Shrewsbury.


Mary Hopkins, General Manager at the Shropshire County Show, said: "We have planned an action packed two days with entertainment for all of the family to enjoy.


"There will be exciting entertainment in the main ring and in the side rings there will be competitions judging cattle, sheep, pigs and equestrian events.


"The Countryside arena will hold a dog show and agility display, as well as a Llama show, and there will be craft displays, a Shropshire Food Festival – including a working school canteen so people can see the menus available for youngsters in schools across the county.


"The Met Office has predicted that Saturday will be very warm and sunny, which is fantastic news for both visitors and exhibitors."

There will be free coach travel to the showground from Shrewsbury bus station from 8.30am on both show days and a river taxi, leaving Victoria Quay outside the Armoury every hour from 9am, will also be travelling to and from the site.


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Advance tickets for the show are available at £12, £10 for concessions or £24 for a family ticket online through, by telephoning the show office on (01743) 289831 or by visiting outlets around the county, details of which can be obtained either by phoning the office or visiting the website