Greatest show on earth - well in Herts anyway!

PUBLISHED: 17:15 16 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

The final preparations for the annual county showpiece are complete and organisers are raring to go. The 122nd Hertfordshire County Show is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May at Redbourn, near St Albans. This year s focus is to again provide a g

The final preparations for the annual county showpiece are complete and organisers are raring to go.

The 122nd Hertfordshire County Show is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May at Redbourn, near St Albans.

This year's focus is to again provide a 'great value' day out, offering a wide

range of family attractions together with countryside related entertainment,

competitions and demonstrations including, sheep, cattle, horses

and international show jumping.

Other attractions include the extremely popular sheep show, 'Uncle Ted's' Farm Animals, rabbit tent, and Alpacas.

This year's Grand Ring attractions for both days include, the popular Hertfordshire Farmers

'Frolicking Forklift' display, Royal British Legion Band and Corps of Drums,

eagle and vulture show, the Princess of Wales' Parachute team plus the

grand parade of cattle.

The Sunday programme features the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team

and the professional Devil's Horsemen medieval jousting and Cossack

trick riding displays.

A new addition to the show this year is the 'Chefs on Stage' Cookery Theatre

on both days. Six demonstrations per day will be given by highly

acclaimed Hertfordshire-based chefs with extensive prestigious hotel

and luxury conference and banqueting experience.

For the second year running, all children's entertainment is FREE. The

long list of free events include, All Human Circus, (Back for the second year

by public demand), mobile climbing wall, face painting, farmyard word

search, bread baking and grain art activity, Enjoy Hertfordshire marquee

and Punch & Judy.

There are over 250 quality shopping outlets,

together with an extensive Autorama of prestige cars. The very popular food hall, flower tent, craft marquee and the new wedding marquee will also offer a tempting range of quality products for purchase.

Show secretary Mike Harman said: "The public interest and

commercial support for this year's Hertfordshire County Show has been

extremely positive. Despite the financial restraints on business organisations

and members of the public, our show sponsorship and advance ticket sales

are already higher than last year, and (with a little help from the weather), we

are anticipating a large attendance.

"We are pleased to confirm that in our efforts to enhance our show reputation

as offering great value for a fantastic day's entertainment, we have

increased the number of show attractions together and at the same time,

extended the number of free children's entertainment events.

"For new visitors to the show, I would urge you to arrive early to enjoy a full day's entertainment at Hertfordshire's largest community event."

Gates open at 9am.


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