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Popular countryside show coming to Romsley this weekend
12:48pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
The popular event, on fields at St Kenelms Road on Sunday (September 16), will include horse and dog shows, a farmers’ market and home craft competitions featuring baking, preserves, flower arranging and handicrafts, plus a carriage driving competition.
Organisers say this year’s show, the 66th, will be bigger and better than ever.
Stalls selling cheese, ales, teas, infusion oils, wood sculptures, scarves and jewellery will be on site and there will be a children’s area where activities such as balloon sculpture, face painting as well as pottery painting by The Cockleshell Craft Centre will be on offer.
Show co-ordinator Jackie Cartledge said: “We want to attract as many people as the event did back in its heyday in the 70s, 80s when around 2,000 people would come.
“Really it’s the only local countryside show and one of the only ones going ahead this year as the larger shows have been cancelled due to the bad weather.
“We aim to bring the town and countryside together.”
This is the second year the show, which runs from 9.15am till 5pm, has been held in Romsley.
Entry and parking is free.
Organisers are also staging a ploughing match at Bridge Farm, Holy Cross, Belbroughton, on Saturday (September 15).