Thousands expected at Ashwell Show

THE Ashwell Show takes place this Bank Holiday Monday and promises to be fun for all the family.

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected at the country show, which is sponsored by The Comet and will be held at Elbrook Meadow.

On the day there will be displays and demonstrations in five rings, including horse events, a falconry demonstration, dog shows and displays of vintage cars and tractors.

This year’s main attractions include show jumping, chariot racing by The Devil’s Horsemen stunt team and a demonstration by a skilled chainsaw carver.

An entertainment stage will include performances from singer Phil Hobbis, Hot Steps Dance Academy, Electralite Majorettes and Raqs Sharqi Bellydancers.


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There will also be a food court, sideshows, rides, ferret races, trade stands, a kids’ messy play area, balloon modelling, face painting and a craft demonstration tent. The craft demonstrations will include lace making, stone masonry and decoupatch.

The equestrian ring events will begin at 8.30am, with the main ring events and attractions running from noon. The event will come to a close at 5pm.

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Profits from the day will be ploughed back into the Ashwell community, with grants allocated to various groups and organisations.

The entrance fee is being held for the fourth year running - adults �8, children and concessions �4, free for children under five, and �24 for a family ticket of two adults and two children aged five to 16.

For more information about the event, visit www.ashwellshow.co.uk

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