So much to see and do at an­nual Lorn Show

The Oban Times - - Farming -

THE Lorn Agri­cul­tural Show at Ben­der­loch prom­ises a great fam­ily day out this week­end, at Tralee Beach on Keil Com­mon, near Oban.

The tra­di­tional agri­cul­tural show, which was founded in 1920, will fea­ture eques­trian events, live­stock, trade stands, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, danc­ing, crafts, pipe bands, re­fresh­ments and much, much more, crammed in be­tween 10am and 5pm to­mor­row (Satur­day Au­gust 6).

Other at­trac­tions through­out the day in­clude mu­sic per­formed by Oban High School Pipe Band, a tug-of-war com­pe­ti­tion, the ever-pop­u­lar ter­rier race, throw­ing the wellie boot, toss­ing the sheaf, and the Young Farm­ers will also be run­ning var­i­ous con­tests.

The day be­gins with live­stock judg­ing at 10am, which in­cludes the sheep, cat­tle and poul­try classes.

A high­light of the Lorn Agri­cul­tural Show is the High­land danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion, when dancers fi­nally have a chance to show off the skills they’ve spent months prac­tis­ing. Com­peti­tors in the pri­mary, begin­ners and novice classes regis­ter at 10am, be­fore danc­ing com­mences at 10.30am. Those in the in­ter­me­di­ate and premier cat­e­gories should regis­ter at 1.30pm, ahead of the danc­ing start­ing at 2pm.

The list of classes in­clude pas de Basques and high cuts, High­land fling, swords, seann tru­ib­has, half reel of Tul­loch, Scot­tish lilt, Flora MacDon­ald, sailors’ horn­pipe and the Ir­ish jig. Late en­tries will be ac­cepted un­til Fri­day Au­gust 5, and the en­try fee is £1.70 per dance.

The judg­ing of the cook­ing and crafts in the home in­dus­try tent starts at 11am, and all home in­dus­tries ex­hibits should be in place by 10.45am. The chil­dren’s fun classes in­clude dec­o­rated wellington boots, an­i­mals made from raw veg­eta­bles, an egg-box di­nosaur, foot­prints on a paper plate, a com­puter-de­signed Christ­mas card, yo­ghurt loaves, and pho­to­graphs of flow­ers and creepy crawlies.

In the adult bak­ing sec­tion, con­tes­tants will pit against each other their gir­dle scones, em­pire bis­cuits, Turk­ish de­light, jars of sweet and sour sauce, cho­co­late sponge sand­wich, and hen and duck eggs. Eggs ex­hib­ited must be in the pos­ses­sion of the exhibitor, and the poul­try judge is en­ti­tled to break an egg.

Hand­i­craft cat­e­gories will also in­clude a knit­ted pram cover, ma­chine-sewn clothes peg bag, a cro­chet flower, un-mounted pho­to­graphs ti­tled ‘re­flec­tions’ and ‘morn­ing mist’, and a table cen­tre­piece us­ing a can­dle.

The men only classes are squares of tablet, and a jar of rhubarb jam. A 50p en­try is to be paid on the day in the adults’ sec­tion, but chil­dren’s en­try is free.

Another high­light of the day will be the Oban poul­try show: en­tries will be taken on the field, and all poul­try should be caged by 10.45am.

The dog judg­ing fol­lows at 12.30pm, with agility taster ses­sions and a fly ball dis­play.

Or­gan­is­ers were de­lighted to an­nounce United Auc­tions, the live­stock auc­tion­eers, had be­come the event’s main spon­sor for the next three years.

You can get there early when the gates open at 9am, and there is a free car park through­out the day. Show tick­ets for adults cost £6, while chil­dren can en­ter for £3, or there is a great value fam­ily ticket for just £14.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.