16th Oct, 2019

Fun for all at the Worcester Show

Rob George 8th Aug, 2019

A VAST array of displays will be on offer at this year’s Worcester Show which returns to Gheluvelt Park in Barbourne.

The popular annual show regularly attracts more than 10,000 visitors and this year’s event on Sunday (August 11) will run from 10am to 5pm.

As well as browsing the market stalls and enjoying the music, visitors will be able to listen to an interesting array of topical talks, including experienced veterinary nurses taking questions from the audience on pet care issues, volunteers from Worcester’s Repair Café giving tips on simple repairs and Plastic Free Worcester who will provide advice on how to reduce plastic consumption.

Throughout the day there will be free tennis coaching sessions for all ages on the tennis courts, culminating in ‘join in’ tennis games later in the afternoon.

There will be local dance clubs performing along with martial art clubs, alongside take-part hockey sessions and the ever-popular penalty shoot-out competition.

Amazing works and creations of Worcestershire-based artists will be on offer throughout the day with many of the artists in attendance to talk to visitors about their work, their inspiration and techniques.

Food and drink galore will be on offer with plenty of locally cooked produce on offer – from pasties to burgers and beer, curries to cocktails, pizzas to pulled pork and Prosecco. A number of vegan options will also be available.

A huge range of stalls selling handicrafts, confectionery, ice cream, preserves and take-home food will also be on offer.

Plenty will be on offer for kids while local vet firm MacArthur, Barstow and Gibbs are running a fun dog show at the event.

Judges will be looking for the most handsome dog, dog with the waggiest tail, best puppy, and much more. Vistors and their four-legged friends can register on the day for £2 per class.

One of the highlights of the event will be the judging of 140 competitive classes, which range from a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to displaying flowers and floral decorations, creative handicrafts, art, baking and modelling.  There are many classes for under-18s too.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming people from far and wide to our fun and action-packed family event,” said Gerry Leith, chair of the Worcester Show.

“There are a number of new features for this year, including a schools gardening competition; sports-day style races for all ages; a summer art exhibition and topical talks from animal, DIY and gardening experts.

“All this will be accompanied by an eclectic selection of music and an irresistible array of local food and drink!”

Visit www.worcestershow.org.uk for more.

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