Nottinghamshire County Show returns to Newark this weekend

Pig young handler in class 2015

One of the oldest county shows in the country returns to Newark this weekend celebrating agriculture and farming.

Nottinghamshire County Show is in its 134th year and is taking place at the Newark Showground on May 13 and 14.

The show is the first of the season and its date is to reflect the original May fair.

Horse jumping at the County Show

Chief executive of Newark Showground Adrian Johnston said: “There will be so much for families to do both indoors and outdoors, providing a day jam-packed full of activities.

“We are incredibly passionate about encouraging young ones to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from by giving them the chance to meet producers and a range of farmyard animals.”

Flash from the past – The Notts County Show in 1934

Pig classes, stunt displays from Broke FMX and music are also on offer along with puppet shows, food and a parade of cattle and other livestock.

Adrian said: “2017 is going to be terrific.

“No matter your age, the show offers an exciting day out to see, experience, and taste the best of Nottinghamshire – be it from entertainers, farmers, producers or retailers.”

“We are very proud to be awarding our Midlands Agricultural Apprenticeship scheme at the show for the second year running and to be supporting the next generation to enter the industry.”

Last year’s winning cattle

Tickets cost £10 for adults and are now only available in person until 5pm on Friday (May 12) from the Showground offices.

Tickets will cost £15 on the gate with members and children under 17 going free.

(Visited 1,359 times, 1 visits today)