Farming by the sea
Melplash Agricultural Show, Dorset Thurs, Aug 23
‘ The one- day show not to be missed!’ The Melplash Agricultural Show is held at The West Bay Showgrounds, Bridport in Dorset. It has farming at its heart and gives everyone who participates and attends a chance to enjoy the riches of rural life by the sea. The finest cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, as well as farm produce, food, rural crafts, bees, horticulture and handicrafts from the local area are on show, There is always a good number of competitions for smallholders to take part in, for example the annual small flocks (15-30 ewes) competition held before the show, and on the day there are many classes where you can show off your best animal, fleeces, eggs, produce and crafts. For the youngsters, there is a packed programme of hands- on activities in the Discover Farming Marquee and in the Farmers for the Future Tent a chance for them to find out about the exciting careers available in agriculture today.
With special attractions in the main ring, a popular countryside arena, local food hall, cookery theatre and more than 300 trade stands, it really is an enjoyable and fun day out for all the family.
MORE: The show runs from 8am to 6pm. To keep up to date with what is happening, details of the competition classes available and to purchase tickets visit www.melplashshow.co.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.