Village country fair to showcase its fare

Whittingham Show 2015
Picture by Jane Coltman
Whittingham Show 2015 Picture by Jane Coltman

A traditional country show that has been at the heart of its rural community for over three centuries takes place on Saturday, August 20, in Whittingham.

Every year the sleepy village attracts hundreds of visitors from across the region to enter and enjoy competitions for livestock and produce.

The fun gets started at 12.30pm with the sheep show followed by the Mordor undog Display team from Perthshire.

The main exhibition marquee is the centre piece of the show and opens at 1.30pm and is packed with flowers, vegetables, baking, jams, floral art, handicrafts and photographs all grown and prepared by local people. At 1.45 pm the dog rally gets under way with a variety of competitions and there’s also terrier racing at 3.30pm. Register on the day for both.

There will be plenty of other activities on the show field including for the first time a fairy tale fancy dress competition and a dedicated children’s marquee where there will be activities including art and crafts, face painting, a bubbleologist and “Sing With Me”.

The show field opens early in the morning to accept exhibits which have to be staged by 10.30 am for judging. Admission is £5 for Adults; Children under 16 free; Free car parking. For more see www.whittinghamshow.co.uk