Agricultural fun guaranteed for all at 36th Manifold Show

Organisers are bust putting in the final preparations for the 36th Manifold Show – which promises a day of fun for the whole family.

The show will take place on Saturday, August 8, at the usual venue of Castern Hall, Ilam, near Ashbourne.

Billed as a traditional agricultural show, the event will feature all the usual events, including: sheep and cattle; shire horses; show jumping; terrier and lurcher show; rare breeds; dogs; pets for the younger generation; and a very large display of poultry put on by the Henmore club.

In addition there are arts, handicrafts, and produce from people living near by.

There will also be a large display of rural vintage machinery and tractors – and there will even be a tractor race.

Main ring events are all countryside orientated, and include: the Chase me Charlie horse jumping event; carriage driving; hounds; lurcher show; working dogs; and the grand finale, Terrier Racing, open to all types of terriers.

Organisers also hope to also stage a tug-of-war contest, in the tradition of a proper country show.

There will be many trade stands, a bar, and refreshment facilities.

Admission is £5.

The show ground is situated in a beautiful part of the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to picturesque Dovedale on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border, and takes its entries from the parishes bounding the course of the River Manifold, with some open events.

For information contact Mark Simcock on 01782 5033139.