The 150th Royal Bath & West Show
The 150th Royal Bath and West Show was hailed as a great success.
The presentation of the prestigious Burke Trophy given to a pair of beef animals which was won this year by a pair of Aberdeen Angus - John and Paul Westaway with Tofts Prona and Colin Hutchings with Kingsbrompton Endeavour.
The unveiling of a record-breaking five foot wide birthday cake - watch video here
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis' montage in the Main Ring.
The launch of a special book marking the 150 years plus a range of commemorative products.
Plus Ladies Day which saw women dressed in their finery for a VIP day out with the best dressed picked by Roger Saul, from Kilver Court.
Wensleydale Creamery scooped the National Cheese Award champion award with a double Gloucester while Belton Farms with a Cheshire Cheese was named reserve.
The National Devon Cattle-breeders Show and National Shoeing Championships were also highlights of the four-day event.
Cider entries were up as were livestock competitive classes and plenty for the avid shopper with long avenues packed with trade stands.
Alan Lyons, Show Manager, said: "I think our forefathers would have been very impressed by what has been achieved at this year's Show
"We have had a wonderful four days with fantastic entertainment across the showground and lots of interaction with visitors.
"The animals, as always, often steal the show as visitors are enthralled by the care they are receiving in the stalls and then marvel at their magnificence when they parade in the rings.
"This show has looked back at our heritage but also to our future and I hope in another 150 years our descendants will be celebrating the 300th Royal Bath and West."
Next Year's Show dates - 28th May - 31st May 2014
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2013 Show Highlights include
• A chance to see the country's finest livestock including cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and alpacas. the ‘Fur and Feather' zone, where you can see small animals and birds such as rabbits and cavies, tame birds and poultry.
• Fashion will be entering the ring for the third year running at the Royal Bath & West Show. On Friday 31st May you are invited to join us dressed in your finest for the annual Ladies Day.
• Food lovers can spend hours exploring the vast food halls and visit the Countryside Kitchen in the Theatre for cookery demonstartions
• At the Imagineering Fair children will be able to explore the creative possibilities of science, engineering and technology.
• Enjoy everything equine from showing and show jumping to the Pony Club mounted games.
• In theLiving Countryside Arena you can thrill to falconry displays, admire the discipline of gun dogs and cheer on your favourite in the terrier racing. Alongside the arena is the Canoe Village where you can experience canoes, kayaks and much, much more.
• Adrenaline junkies will also have the chance to drive 4x4 off road vehicles in the most extreme off road experience at the Show to date.
• In Farming for the Family children can watch milking demonstrations, see piglets, lambs and calves and experience the fun of feeding a chicken and collecting an egg to cook and eat in the farmhouse kitchen.
• See traditional events on the Village Green; Young Farmers, the W.I. a working forge and an old time fairground. Also, new this year is Somerset Carnival Clubs who will be showcasing one of their floats.
• Visit the country's biggest cheese show, the National Cheese Awards and sample a staggering array of some of the UK's finest cheeses and dairy produce.
• Experience a celebration of cider, featuring the biggest cider competition in the country and the chance to take part in cider tasting with experts.
• Visit the Art Pavilion with over 350 entries all of which are for sale.