Shropshire County Show to return in July

One of the county's main summer showpiece events will return in July.

Shropshire County Show will return in July
Shropshire County Show will return in July

Organisers of the annual Shropshire County Show are pressing ahead with a Covid-safe event in Shrewsbury this summer as life continues to return to normal.

The Shropshire County (Livestock and Machinery) Show will be a little different to what people have been used to but organisers say it still promises to be a great day out for all the family.

It will be held at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Saturday, July 17, subject to restrictions, and provides the opportunity for people to enjoy a full day’s entertainment having missed out last year when the pandemic forced its cancellation.

Admission will be just £5, with children aged 16 and under getting in free when accompanied by an adult, and there will be free parking on the day.

Entertainment includes a display of Shropshire’s finest cattle, a Horse of the Year qualifier for shire horses, hundreds of displays of vintage machinery, a funfair, picnic area and entertainment for children.

Crowds at a previous show

Ian Bebbington, CEO, said: “The events industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic but as restrictions begin to lift we are able to put plans in place to provide a great event for the people of Shropshire - just a little different to our usual annual county show.

“Shropshire County Show is an extremely popular event on the calendar and one which never fails to disappoint.

"It was a blow for us and our visitors when we had to cancel last year and are really looking forward to coming back this year in an adapted way.

"The heart of our annual event is bringing town and country together and that is exactly what we will do on July 17.

"We will have our livestock, vintage machinery displays and vintage tractor pulling and the Horse of the Year qualifier for Shire horses.

"Now that restrictions are beginning to ease we have been able to line up a funfair and children's entertainment and are organising catering and refreshments.

"We have already set aside a large area of the showground to use as a picnic area for those who want to bring a family picnic.

"The whole event will be subject to regulations but we are determined to provide the people of Shropshire with a fantastic day out after many months of being behind closed doors."

Tickets are now available and can be booked by visiting the website at www.shropshirecountyshow.com

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