County show prepares to return
A WEEKEND dedicated to the best of country living will take place in Newbury next week.
The Royal County of Berkshire Show, featuring all the best from the world of farming, craft, shopping and food, will descend on Newbury Showground on September 16 and 17.
The cattle show will feature a huge array of breeds across both days, while the sheep show will give an entertaining and educational insight into the world of sheep-rearing.
Horses, llamas, pigs and hounds will also feature heavily throughout the weekend, along with a Grand Parade of Livestock on both days.
Foodies will be kept well sustained with a huge variety of stalls in the food marquee, while shoppers can browse to their heart’s delight at 500 stands selling craft, clothing and accessories.
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Funfair will keep young and old entertained, while the Sports Zone will offer livelier activities.
Each day will close with a spectacular display of hot air balloons, taking to the skies above the showground, weather permitting.
Tickets are £17 in advance, £20 on the gate; £14 for concessions (£17 on the gate); £5 for children (£7 on the gate).
Children under five go free when accompanied by a fullpaying adult.
Free parking is available.
For more information visit www. berkshireshow.co.uk.