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Saturday 7th September 2024

What’s on at Moreton Show 2024 A date for your diary: Saturday 7th September

Moreton Show is set to return to the North Cotswolds on Saturday 7th September, and it promises a bumper crop of farming, food and family fun!

CAPTION: Pop the date in your diary: Saturday 7th September. Don’t miss the farming, food and family fun of the one-day agricultural extravaganza at Moreton Show 2024.

Moreton Show celebrates its 75th year on the same beloved showground it started in 1949. This year, the Grand Arena timetable is chock-a-block with exciting acts and classes to watch.

The team extend a warm welcome to the fantastic Shetland Pony Grand National – spectators are usually on the edge of their seats as these mini jockeys race around the Grand Arena on their super steeds over Easyfix Equine small brush fences. The small-scale Grand National will not only raise a smile but also vital funds for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, a charity established in 1983 by Grand National winning jump jockey Bob Champion. The Farmers Bloodhounds will be parading in the Grand Arena this year as well, so there will be ample opportunity to meet the happy hounds. Visitors won’t want to miss the Hayman-Joyce Pony Club Pairs Relay, or the Grand Parade of all the cattle, sheep and goats entered in 2024 either. Moreton Show will also host an array of livestock breeds in the Livestock Area, including the animals entered into the new Rare Breeds classes.

The Horse Area is going to be a hive of activity too. When the incredible Heavy Horses are not parading around the Grand Arena, visitors will be able to find them in the Hooky Horse Area. The Arena Eventing Challenge returns after being very popular last year - with both competitors and spectators. The farriers will be shaping metal into horseshoes and competing for the ‘Best Shod Foot’ title and Moreton Show is also hosting over 30 Horse of the Year qualifiers (HOYs) - so the horse rings will be full all day.

Sheep Shearing is back! This was a new feature at Moreton Show last year and the crowds loved it - entries are now open and will close on Monday 12th August. The Oxford Sandy & Black Pig Society will be showcasing their beautiful Sandy and Black piggies in the Farmtastic Area for all to enjoy. The Oxford Sandy and Black breed has been on the verge of extinction a number of times, so the team are delighted to be able to show them this year.  The brand new Attwell Farm Park feature will also be in the Farmtastic Area: here you will be able to get up close to many different farm animals and learn a lot about becoming a farmer!

RPM Bike Trials will be centre stage in the Rural Attractions Ring, performing a variety of cool tricks – the Moreton Show team highly recommend you do not try these at home though! The Vintage Tractors will be parading in the Rural Attractions Ring, showcasing how machines have evolved from the early 1900’s to the beasts you see in the fields today. Terrific terriers will also be called into the ring to participate in the Terrier Racing: this is highly amusing for the terriers and for everyone watching. There will also be the Cotswold Raw Companion Dog Show for your four-legged friend to participate in. There will be a static display of many different Series Two Land Rovers in the Rural Attractions Area and visitors will be able to see the Wye Valley Falconry superstars, visitors will be able to get a close-up view of all different types of birds of prey such as Owls, Hawks and Falcons at the Wye Valley Falconry stand.

Attractions Secretary, Esther Watts, says: ‘We have been working hard behind the scenes to make Moreton Show 2024 the best one yet! We are enthusiastic about providing a lot of free activities to keep the family busy all day. I am particularly excited about the new Attwell Farm Park feature, I think this is going to give visitors a great opportunity to see, stroke and learn lots about farm animals. I am sure it is going to be hugely popular!’

Keep an eye out for the spectacular Professor Crump, he is 8 feet tall, so you really won’t miss him. His quickfire humour and pockets full of surprises will have the whole family in hysterics. The magical musical bike man will also be pedaling around the showground with a trail of bubbles following him…

Of course, the Home & Garden Marquee will, as always, be a sight to behold with all the amazing handmade arts and crafts, beautifully arranged flowers, huge homegrown fruit and veg, delicious homemade cakes and bakes, fantastic childrens’ creations and a variety of jarred delicacies. Home & Garden entries are open, so please head to the Moreton Show website to enter now: www.moretonshow.co.uk.

The Moreton Show team look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 7th September 2024. Book early bird tickets here: www.moretonshow.co.uk | Kids under 5 go free.

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