Organisers ready for great Garstang Show

Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. The Rabbit marquee. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.
Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. The Rabbit marquee. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.

The countdown is on to one of the biggest community events of the year and the Garstang Show committee is promising the finest showcase of all things agriculture and horticulture.

Bumper crowds are expected to descend on the show field off Green Lane East, this Saturday August 6, to enjoy a fantastic array of livestock exhibits and an exciting entertainment programme for all the family

Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. Kevin Gaskell from Horwich tends to his Jacob Shearling. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.

Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. Kevin Gaskell from Horwich tends to his Jacob Shearling. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.

This year is the 201st event in the market town, with exhibitors, judges and visitors travelling from all over the country for the show, one of the biggest on the rural calendar in the north west.

And long time experienced horse rider, competitor, judge and Garstang Show committee member Rosalind Hargreaves this year takes up the reins as president, a role she says she is ‘honoured’ to receive.

Ros, who took over the running of the light horse section in 1998 from Mark Flatman says: “I look forward to my two years in office, and hope to meet all exhibitors and people who have contributed to the continued success of the show.”

Quad Bike stunt group Adrenaline Tour is set to wow the crowds with their display of freestyle jumping, while in the children’s tent Cbeebies presenter Rebecca Keatley, and best selling children’s musician Mr Yipadee perform in the Super Hero Hoe-down.

Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. Melanie Janus from Bleasdale with dog Rusty on the agility course. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.

Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show. Melanie Janus from Bleasdale with dog Rusty on the agility course. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 01, 2015.

The animal tents will be open to viewing with everything from budgies, pidgeons and poultry to rabbits, dogs and goats, cattle, sheep and horses.

Chairman Dave Hewitt said the show, is a key component of rural life, highlighting the farming year and a great

social occasion for all involved.

He added: “We look forward to welcoming families attending the show, we work hard to ensure everyone goes home with a smile on their face after a great day out.”

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