Ashwell Country Show set to be bigger and better

The show, now in its 90th year, will be held at Elbrook Meadow, Mill Street, on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, and is set to offer a fun-filled day out for all the family.

This year children under 16 will get free entry, reducing the cost of entry for a family of four from �24 to �20. The main attractions will be Dingle Fingle the stunt clown, The Guinness World Record holders 3sixty bike display team, Freddie’s farm sheepdog trials and Royston’s Electralite Majorettes, while Ashwell tree surgeon Matty Fathers will be showcasing his chainsaw carving skills. And there will be a dog show thanks to Chasing Tails.

The free kids zone messy plant tent is to be expanded this year with balloon models for everyone, face painting all day, tractor ride-ons, and a visit from Dinky Dancers.

As always, the food court, sideshows, trade stands and craft demonstrations marquee will offer plenty of opportunity for shoppers looking for some unusual items.

There will be free parking for 2,000 cars. In addition, all children and adult entertainment is free which includes the craft demonstration and kids messy play tent, face painting and climbing wall.

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Gates open at 7.30am with the main show starting at 8.30am and continuing to 5pm. Visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic delays at peak times.

Ticket prices are �10 for adults, children under 16 go free and concessions are �5. For more information on the show visit

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