All’s set for what promises to be a great day out at the 88th Chipping Agricultural and Horticultural Show on Saturday.
There will be cattle, sheep, Shire, Shetland and light horses, fruit and veg, cakes, handicrafts, flower arranging, preserves, wine, photography, vintage farm machinery and children’s classes, with judging on the Longridge Road ground starting at 9.30am.
The main ring highlights are motorcycling displays by Inch Perfect Trials, at 12.15pm and 4.15pm, with livestock judging, dog show, children’s sports, start and finish of the Fell Race, tug-of-war, junior shepherd and stockman competitions, tradesman’s turnouts, grand parade at 3.30pm, Vale of Lune Hunt and vintage farm machinery parade also taking place in the main ring and finishing with the egg catching at 5pm.
There are also baby and cheese shows; trade stands and food outlets and the renowned luncheon tent and local producers’ and craft marquees.
This year’s president is long standing committee member Jeffrey Rich, a prolific exhibitor of flowers and vegetables for many years and who has been involved with the show since he was 17.
Chairman William Pye, who also has a long association with the show, says he is looking forward to his last year in the role and says the committee is hoping for “a fine day, good entries and plenty of support”. Entry is: adults £8, children £2 and car parking is free.