August 4 closing date for Llanfyllin and District Show entries

People planning entries for this year’s Llanfyllin and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show have been reminded that the closing date is Thursday, August 4.

Show section secretaries will be available at The Institute, Llanfyllin from 2pm to 6pm on the closing day to receive last minute entries. There will be no craft and cookery section entries accepted on show day. Horses entered on show day will be charged an additional £1 per entry.

Entries are welcomed for all the competitions in the show schedule, which can be downloaded from the website or collected from local shops in and around Llanfyllin.

The popular show returns to Bodfach Park on Saturday, August 13 after a two-year absence enforced by the pandemic. The show is held on land owned by Christopher and Laura Acton, owners of Bodfach Hall and Janet Jones, Parc, president for the 150th show in 2019.

Headlining the entertainment will be the spectacular Atkinson Action Horses stunt team from Yorkshire which has been providing horses and riders for TV and film, photo shoots and live events for more than 25 years.

The show, which has a rich history and celebrates the countryside and the community, provides a great opportunity to meet, compete and have a fun family day out.

Main sponsor for the first time in Ridgway Rentals, a leading plant hire company based at St Martins, near Oswestry.This year’s president is Ianto Jones, a show stalwart.

A show highlight is the sheep shearing competition, which attracts some of the best sheep shearers from across Wales. Competitions include classes for sheep, horses, sheepdog trials, horticulture, floral art, cookery and crafts, photography and art, woodwork and scarecrow making.

The show, which provides free parking, will also have its traditional Village Green area with activities for children, Porthywaen Silver Band,  a vintage machinery display, a dog show, terrier racing, a Punch & Judy show, fun fair, trade stands and a bar.

Picture caption:

Getting their entries ready for the show are (from left) Jac, Iwan and Cerys Davies  from Llanfyllin.

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