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The Hodder Valley Show
Saturday 14th September 2019

 

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at BOARSDEN FARM, DUNSOP RD, NEWTON-IN-BOWAND BB7 3ED

By Kind Permission of The Knowlmere Estate and Mr & Mrs M Pinder

President: Mr John Barber

The Hodder Valley Show prides itself on being a traditional agricultural and horticultural show, and a perfect family day out, with something for everyone to enjoy. Held on the second Saturday of September each year, the Show is visited by up to 3,000 people experiencing a slice of rural life in our community.

 Now in its 75th year, the Show can trace its history back to 1864, and is unique in the fact that it is hosted by farmers and landowners of Dunsop Bridge, Newton-in-Bowland and Slaidburn in turn, such that no two years are the same. At each venue, visitors enjoy fabulous scenery with breathtaking views of our beautiful valley in The Forest of Bowland AONB. This year the Show is to held at Boarsden  Farm, Dunsop Road, Newton-in-Bowland BB7 3ED.

The Agricultural Section is a vibrant show case for native and continental breeds, with over 95 cattle and 245 sheep exhibited; over 60 sheep are entered into the YFC Sheep Classes alone. Prior to Show Day, local showmen hold a Young Handlers Workshop to give our youngsters - our future farmers - a valuable insight into the skills required for the preparation of stock at Show competition level. The livestock classes culminate in a fabulous Main Ring Grand Parade Finale.

The Sheep Speed Shearing is a great attraction. Watch our texel cross lambs experience the fastest hair cut ever!  The Sheep Dog Trials are also a big draw, with the dogs and handlers never failing to impress.

In the Horticultural Tent local gardeners, bakers, floral artists and school-children excel with their vast array of fantastic exhibits, whilst The Food Hall is bursting with delicious locally produced fare. Our popular Craft Tent is a treasure trove of gifts and local crafts.

The Main Ring programme educates and entertains, with new attractions each year, plus our ever-popular Vintage Tractors and Grand Parade. this year's Main Ring entertainment includes a Wildlife Display, Heavy Horse dressing, Human Bar Football, Eg Catching, a Produce auction and Sack Throwing. Musical interludes are provided by the rousing Slaidburn Silver Band, and our traditional finale encourages exhibitors and visitors of all ages to join our egg catching competition- a sight to behold!

 All this is pulled together by our Show Committee, a non-profit making charity, of enthusiastic, hard-working farmers and friends who aim to provide our visitors with an insight into how our community works, coupled with a day out to remember.

2019 Caption Competition is now open CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

The Hodder Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Society exists:
• To improve the standard of animal husbandry and horticultural practices.
• To foster and encourage interest amongst children and young people in agriculture and the countryside.
• To this end the Society shall organise an Annual Show and other social events

 

Gate Admission:

Adults £12, Children (under 16) £5, Under 5's:free, Family (2 adults& 4 children): £30, Luncheon £12

 SAVE by buying tickets on-line (UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURS 12TH SEPT) :

Adults £10, Children £5, Family(2 adults+4 children) £25

Package(lunch, admittance and Hodder pot): £30

Luncheon: £11.

FREE CAR PARKING

 

 

Sponsors and Funders 2019

Holdsworth Solicitors  dalehead ltd new logo  Dugdale Nutrition Ribble Valley Council Bibbys Logo of Ingleton assured env United Utilities FarmVetsLOGO  Bowland IT   LAYTHAMSLLM Farm Vets>  EmporiumHolmes Mill  Shireburn Arms   Waddington Arms

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