More than double the amount of visitors are expected to flock to an annual show near Shifnal this weekend which raises money for a number of charities.
The Beckbury Show will feature equine displays, mountain bike displays, classic cars, vintage tractors, farmers market and a produce show. Some 1,200 people are expected to attend the two-day event.
The show, which is being held from September 8-9, has grown out of an annual produce show first held seven years ago, which went on to become an inter-village challenge, in 2009.
Lisa Higgins, spokesman for the organising committee, said Beckbury show had emerged as one of the key events on the summer calendar, fusing together traditional country activities with a carnival atmosphere.
She said: “The show offers something for the whole family, from face painting, quad bikes and bouncy castles to a farmers market, golf clinics with a PGA pro, clay pigeon shooting and the Big One, a 20 ton vintage steam engine.”
Animals will be on parade and in the main show arena there will be working dog and agility demonstrations, horse events, birds of prey and a cycle trials stunt show.
The show’s main aim is to raise money for charity, cash coming mainly from the sale of programmes.
A total of £18,000 has been raised since 2005.
Charities that have benefited to date include Severn Hospice, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Beckbury Village Hall, the Midlands Air Ambulance, Beckbury Playing Fields Association and six parish churches.
Beckbury Show proper was first held last year as inter-village challenge but has since evolved into a traditional country show
More than 500 people attended last year’s show.
By James Fisher