The 150th Royal Bath & West Show
2013 Show Dates: 29th May - 1st June
Roll up! Roll up! for the greatest show
The Countdown is underway to the 150th Royal Bath and West Show
The 150th Royal Bath and West Show takes place in 2013 in Somerset - just 36 miles from where it was first held in 1852.
The historic show is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England and is the only one to take place over four days.
Taking place from May 29 to June 1 at the Showground in Shepton Mallet, it will feature the finest livestock, agricultural machinery, trade-stands, locally produced food and drink as well as activities for all the family.
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Schedules for Competitive classes will be available the end of February
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.