All set for a super Shropshire County Show

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Attractions | Published:

With just one day to go to this year's Shropshire County Show, organisers are promising it will be packed full with attractions, exhibitors and visitors.

Chief executive of the Shropshire West Midlands Agricultural Society, Ian Bebbington, with Sasha Morris, five

Included in the line-up is a flypast of a Dakota aeroplane, giving spectators at the show, which is being held at the West Mids Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday, a close up of the WW2 aircraft.

Final preparations are being made for the show which celebrates the vital role that the agricultural industry plays in everyone’s lives.

The wide-ranging choice of attractions and entertainment includes dramatic displays in the main arena by the likes of the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team, monster truck rides, the horse, dog and poultry shows,food and craft marquees, and a variety of trade stands, along with the livestock competitive classes.

Drumming workshops, flight simulator experiences, laser tag, BMX biking, canoeing, animal encounters, train rides, magic shows, circus workshops, storytelling and face painting, among other activities, are set to keep young visitors in particular entertained.

Show chairman Neale Sadler said: “The wait is almost over - we’re excited to welcome everyone to the showground on Saturday to enjoy everything we have in store.


“We’ve planned the schedule to ensure that there’s entertainment that spans the generations, offering a day combining elements of the more traditional show of days past with new attractions and innovations.”

As an extra bonus this year, children aged under 16 are allowed in free - while, as in previous years, most of the activities are free once visitors enter the gates.


Advance tickets are still on sale, offering a saving on gate ticket prices, with adult tickets £15 in advance or £18 on the day. Visit to buy tickets.

Visitors can make their way to the showground using the ferry service provided by the Sabrina Boat team.

The ferry boards from the back of Drinkwater Street, off Frankwell Island, or from Doctor’s Meadow Field on the Mount. The return ticket is £1, which allows £1 off entrance to the show.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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