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County show returns as a two-day event

The two-day Royal Cheshire County Show returns on Tuesday and Wednesday where 70 years of agriculture will be celebrated to coincide with the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Apart from the 3,000 animals and birds that will be exhibited at the Tabley showground near Knutsford, celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer and Jean Christophe-Novelli will be demonstrating their culinary skills while the Shetland Pony Grand National will be staged, as will a quad bike stunt show.

A huge variety of competition classes includes pigs, dairy goats and cattle, alongside a packed schedule of show jumping, light and heavy horses, pygmy goats, rabbits, cavies and the always popular dog shows.

A must-see experience on the showground this year will be the Bidlea Dairy Agri – Centre, manned by the Brown family of Bidlea Dairy in Holmes Chapel, where visitors can learn all about how Cheshire farmers produce food, from cheese to milk and ice-cream.

As well as the competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and performances, visitors will also be able to sample some of the best cuisines the county has to offer at the Roberts Bakery Food Hall.

This year will mark the show’s 184th anniversary and six years since gaining its “royal” status in 2016.

Rob Davenport, show director, said: “In tribute to Her Majesty The Queen the Royal Cheshire County Show is proud to be celebrating 70 years of agriculture and Cheshire’s own rich agricultural heritage as well as presenting competitions and attractions for all the family.

“We’re delighted to be returning to our traditional two day show format, we really do have a wonderful array of competitions and attractions for all the family to see and enjoy. It will be a right royal day out in Cheshire!”

Tickets are available on the show website royalcheshireshow.ticketsrv.co.uk/admission. Alternatively, purchase tickets at the gate (no cash payments can be taken).


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