Farm­ing by the sea

Melplash Agri­cul­tural Show, Dorset

Country Smallholding - - Show Guide 2018 -

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 or fol­low us on Face­book or Twit­ter.

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