Sedgefield Show 2019 is almost here and visitors can expect a packed schedule of events. Here's the key information you need.
Sedgefield Agricultural Show celebrates its 166th year in 2019 and is a celebration of agriculture and country life. But there are also events and exhibits to entertain the whole family - here's what's on.
When is Sedgefield Show?
It is held on the second Saturday in August, so this year the Sedgefield Show date is Saturday August 10. The showfield opens to exhibitors at 8am and the gates open at 10am for the general public. It continues until late afternoon.
And where is the Sedgefield Show?
The Sedgefield Show location is right next to Sedgefield itself, near to Sedgefield Fire Station. The postcode to use is TS21 2BX.
What's on at Sedgefield Show?
One of the main attractions of Sedgefield Agricultural Show is the judging - and there is a huge variety of competitions you can enter. These include the usual agricultural and farming judging classes such as the cattle and sheep section, goat section and the farm produce section for things such as oats, wheat and barley, but there is also a horticultural section for garden produce; a vintage tractor competition; equine classes; plus flowers, home baking and home produce. New sections for 2019 include best local honey and best homemade wine.
There are also competitions for photography, shepherd's crooks and sticks, scarecrows, and children sections such as best handwriting. There is also a dog section, held under kennel club rules.
Judging of farm produce, horticulture, home and handicraft, and cattle and sheep starts at 10am, with vintage tractors at 11am. The horse competition judging starts in the main show ring at 9am.
Aside from the judging classes, Sedgefield Show attractions also include trade stands, a food hall, and funfair rides.
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What do Sedgefield Show tickets cost?
Tickets to Sedgefield Agricultural Show cost £7 for adults, children £5 and free for under fives. Concession tickets cost £5 and a family ticket costs £18, for two adults and three children.
What are the highlights?
Depends what tickles your fancy; but there's showjumping in the main ring at 11am. There's also a period costume display on horseback by Rebecca Rawlinson at 2pm. There's a parade of cattle at the bottom of the main ring at 3pm and then a parade of vintage vehicles and tractors at 3.45pm.