Unfortunately as of Monday 16th july This years Burwarton Show, which is Shropshire’s biggest one-day agricultural show, and has been Voted the top local One Day Show by Farmers Guardian Readers, had been cancelled due to a water-logged showground as a result of the recent torrential weather conditions.
The show, which has been running for more than 100 years, was due to take place on Thursday 2nd August, and is traditionally held annually on the first Thursday in August at Cleobury North on the B4364 between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, South Shropshire (Postcode WV16 6RP for satnav users) from 8.15 am to 7.00 pm.
This year the show was due to play host to Guido Louis and the ROCKIN’ HORSE Productions Equestrian Stunt Team, who were presenting “The Show” and entertaining visitors with their fantastic trick riding skills which are fast and furious.and is the first time the Rockin’ Horse team have visited Shropshire. The very popular Cookery Theatre which proved so successful in 2011 was also due to feature again in 2012 with some very exciting and popular chefs demonstrating.
The Knowles Dairy were also due to put on a unique display of a vintage dairy which is both entertaining and educational and display provides an insight into how milk was produced and how the cow was milked right through to the bottling process, from the 1940’s up until the 1960’s, with demonstrations throughout the day from Roger Knowles, a retired herdsman from Gloucestershire.
The Bridgnorth Scarecrow Trail, organised by Melanie Holt of Nock Deighton in Bridgnorth were also due to attend, with the aim of raising money for worthy causes and provide an additional fun and interactive attraction. with funds raised in 2012 due to be donated to the Air Ambulance and Ronald MacDonald House charities. There was also due to be a SHEEP SHEARING COMPETITION on the livestock field with classes for Young Farmers, Juniors and Intermediate shearers.
Other attractions this year would’ve included a wide range of trade stands offering everything from agricultural machinery through to tools, clothing, footwear, garden equipment, Shopping Arcade, Craft Demonstration Marquee, Food Hall, WI/Handicraft/Home/Horticulture Marquee including new classes for Honey, a Conservation/Countryside area with Fly Casting Demonstrations, Strawcraft/Corn dolly making and much more.
The last time I went there was also an impressive display of Vintage Tractors, Stationary Engines, Traction Engines & other vintage farm machinery Machinery, including Threshers, Bailers and Combine Harvesters. There was also a Full range of Heavy Horse, Cattle, Sheep, Pig, Goat and Horse & Pony classes in the main arena throughout the day.