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Coun­try show Au­gust 3 North Devon Show, Um­ber­leigh Bar­ton Farm, Devon. A host of live­stock classes, from al­pacas to cat­tle, showjump­ing, dog show, demon­stra­tions and trade stands ( 01769 573852; www.north de­von­show.com)

Au­gust 4 Bur­warton Show, Cleobury North, Shrop­shire. En­joy the Dig­ger­land Danc­ing Dig­gers Stunt Team, sheep shear­ing, fly-cast­ing demon­stra­tions and even camel rac­ing (01746 787535; www. bur­warton­show.co.uk)

Au­gust 5– 6 Perth Show, South Inch Park, Ed­in­burgh Road, Perthshire. Ad­mire the fine live­stock in the com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing fam­ily en­ter­tain­ments and feast­ing on lo­cal ar­ti­sanal pro­duce ( 01738 623780; www.perthshow.co.uk)

Au­gust 10 The Vale of Glam­or­gan Agri­cul­tural Show, Fon­mon Cas­tle Park, Glam­or­gan. A fun day out with poul­try show, dog show, cat­tle and sheep classes, horse classes, trade stands and a food hall ( 07513 141698; www.va­leof glam­or­gan­show.co.uk)

Horse tri­als Au­gust 5–7 The Fes­ti­val of Bri­tish Eventing ( above), Gat­combe Park, Minch­in­hamp­ton, Glouces­ter­shire. The na­tional horse tri­als ti­tles de­cided plus shop­ping vil­lage and arena at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the Duke of Beau­fort’s hounds ( 01423 339423; www. gat­combe-horse.co.uk)

Flower show Au­gust 5– 6 Taun­ton Flower Show, Vi­vary Park, Som­er­set. Get in­spired by the flo­ral dis­plays ( be­low left) and lec­tures, then shop for gar­den­ing equip­ment and plants (www.tauntonfs.co.uk)

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