THE FINAL countdown is on to the annual Worcester Show which will once again grace Gheluvelt Park this weekend.
Organisers hope more than 10,000 people will attend the event in Barbourne on Sunday which this year is bigger and better than ever.
One of the highlights of the event will be the judging of 120 competitive classes, which range from growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to displaying flowers and floral decorations, creative handicrafts and photography, baking and modelling.
“Whether you have entered your prized flowers, vegetables, culinary masterpieces, photographs or crafts, want to try out a new sport or simply want to wander through the stalls, listen to live music and soak up the atmosphere, the Worcester Show is the place for the whole family to be!” said Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show Committee.
Demonstrations at the Henley McKay Live Kitchen will be on the menu from award winning bread maker Janice Bell, gourmet burger star Carl Sampson and vegan cookery expert Lizzy Hughes!
There will be a huge array of craft stalls, packed with creations made by local people – as well as food from around the globe and a bar run by Barbourne Ciders, offering alcoholic and soft drinks.
For the first time this year, local vet firm MacArthur, Barstow & 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!
You can register your dog for an event on the day – £2 per class. There will also be agility sessions for dogs.
Children will love trying their hand at water zorbing, bungee trampolines, an inflatable slide and bouncy castles, provided by Boing Entertainment.
There’ll be pony rides, face painting, the chance to meet an owl, and much, much more! Supernova, one of Worcester’s up and coming bands, will make their debut at the show.
The Sports Zone will offer plenty of activities for all ages with Defence Labs offering self-defence and martial arts demonstrations throughout the day.
And don’t miss the Worcester Show penalty shoot-out! Tennis, basketball, martial arts, table tennis, gymnastics, rugby, dancing and bowls will all be on offer.
The Worcester Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, the Worcestershire Camera Club, the South Worcester Bonsai Society, the Worcester Society of Artists and the Worcester Allotments Forum will also all be on hand.
Visitors coming by bike can store it for free at the Pump House Environment Centre while parking is available on Pitchcroft car park from Waterworks Road via Pitchcroft Lane and Pope Iron Road.
Parking is £2 and available from 8am to 6pm with a portion of the cash being donated to the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven.
Visit www.worcestershow.org.uk for a timetable of events.
- A WORCESTER charity which supports women with breast cancer is set to benefit from this year’s Worcester Show. The popular annual event, which takes place this Sunday in Gheluvelt Park, will be helping to raise money for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven which offers clinical services, support and assistance for patients at the Worcestershire Royal unit.
At the show the charity will have a stand selling cakes, cards and charity merchandise. There will also be collection tins at other stalls across the show.
Show organisers will also donate a share of the parking fees from the day to Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven.
The charity raises money to be able to offer complementary therapies at the unit every Thursday. It also provides any clinical needs of the unit’s team over and above the NHS provision.
Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show Committee, said: “This is the first time the Worcester Show has supported a particular charity.
“The organising committee felt this was a cause that touches so many people’s lives – everybody knows somebody affected by breast cancer – that it was a great thing to be doing.”
Lexi Craigie, fund-raising manager for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, said: “We feel very lucky to be receiving so much support from the Worcester Show. It’s a real honour and we hope lots of people will have a great time on the day and enjoy supporting our important work.”