Pembrokeshire County Show set to entertain thousands

THE SHOW WILL GO ON: This year's County Show offers something for everyone whatever the weather.

THE SHOW WILL GO ON: This year's County Show offers something for everyone whatever the weather.

First published in News

Pembrokeshire County Show is gearing up to receive thousands of visitors over the next three days, as it opens its doors to the public tomorrow (Tuesday, August 19).

The show runs until Thursday, August 21, and has something for everyone whatever the weather, with lots of indoor attractions, grandstand viewing plus asphalt paths and parking.

Five arenas provide a wide range of exciting family entertainment, great shopping with over 400 trade stands, children’s entertainment in the family play zone and all the excitement of a fairground.

On Central Green, the Radio Pembrokeshire sound stage will be buzzing with great music and a chance to win £10,000 in the “Safe Cracker” competition. Also on Central Green don’t miss the amazing Sheep Show with the wonderful dancing sheep.

Headlining the arena action are the Imps Motorcycle Team with 20 young riders putting on a fantastic show of jumps, high speed manoeuvres and the famous pyramid. Other arena attractions include Merlins Magic fly-ball, Welsh Axe team, dog agility, trotting races and much more.

The Family Free Play zone provides a safe ring fenced area with entertainment for families with younger children, including a clown circus, dance studio, purple routes play group, pets zone, face painting, with picnic area and baby changing facilities.

Those seeking excitement, should head for the fairground where you can ride the Freak Out and Speed Buzz or enjoy a ride on the dodgems, the twister and many side-stalls.

If you love horses there are classes everyday with quality animals competing for prestigious awards including Hunters, Sports horses, Welsh Cobs, Mountain & Moorland and Arabs.

Show jumping this year will be bigger and better with £17,000 prize money attracting some of the UK’s top riders. You can also see a wide variety of top quality cattle, sheep and pigs, plus dedicated exhibitions for goats, poultry and cage birds.

In the Countryside Park you can see the exciting Welsh Axe men, enjoy gun dog and falconry displays and meet a whole range of countryside experts. The Dogs trust will be providing a free micro-chip service for all dog owners and neutering vouchers for those with a holding number.

Lovers of arts and crafts should make a beeline for the Prendergast building where a huge display creative arts and crafts, flower arrangements, photography and vegetables can be enjoyed. Next door the Welsh Food Hall will host top local chefs in live cookery demonstrations, set amongst a huge array of all that’s best in Welsh food.

Last but not least enjoy great shopping with over 400 trade stands including crafts and gifts of every description, agricultural machinery, horse tack, clothing and probably the biggest selection of car dealerships in Wales.

Tickets and information available now at www.pembsshow.org

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