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‘Monster’ Show for Northumberland
2011-02-01

With more than 300 trade stands, spectacular main arena events, and nationally renowned agricultural and equine sections, Northumberland County Show is the highlight of the agricultural year and a major annual attraction.

Deighton Miranda, owned by Messers P and W Bedford,
winner of the agricultural horse section in 2010.

Deighton Miranda

In addition to the popular parade of the hounds, heavy horses, and the Champion of Champions’ Parade, this year’s family attractions include monster trucks ‘The Devil’ and ‘Big Pete’, back by popular demand.

The show field will also host numerous marquees and stands, plus a children’s funfair, live cookery demonstrations from leading chefs, live entertainment from bands and dancers, a working milking parlour and a shearing shed, bee-keeping displays, free parking and easy rail access.

The Show also features competitive heavy and light horse sections and livestock classes for cattle, sheep, goat, alpaca, dogs, poultry, cavies, rabbits, stick dressing, competitive home crafts, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.

There is free parking and easy access on the train from Carlisle and Newcastle.

Competitive livestock showing classes: Cattle, Sheep, Heavy Horse, Goat, Alpaca, Shearing, KC Dogs, Poultry, Cavies, Rabbits, Stick Dressing, Competitive Home Crafts, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling.

Light Horse Section: Side Saddle, M&M Ridden & M&M WHP, Hunter Breeding, CHAPS, SHP, WHH, Ridden Hunters.

Agricultural highlight: Grand Parade of Livestock champions and Champion of Champions judging

Arena attractions: Monster trucks Big Pete and the Grim Reaper. Big Pete is the world’s only real monster truck at 16ft tall and 12ft wide and weighing 7.5 tonnes. It can jump 15ft in the air.

John Woodman, President of Tynedale Agricultural Society, said: “The Show is a wonderful event, bringing town and country people together for a big day every year and showing townspeople what farming is really all about.

“The mix of agricultural competitive classes and demonstrations alongside attractions like the monster trucks, bands and music is a popular one, and allows us to show people the real source of their food.

“Our full working milking parlour, for example, costs a great deal to run on the day, but it’s one of the most popular attractions and really gives people a taste of the country.”
The 2010 show raised more than £13,000 for good causes locally and offered several local charities free stands on the show field.

“It’s a fantastic event which gives a great deal back to the community at the same time as being a landmark in the agricultural calendar,” added John.

With more than 300 trade stands, spectacular main arena events, and nationally renowned agricultural and equine sections, Northumberland County Show is the highlight of the agricultural year in the region and a major annual attraction.

Northumberland County Show 2010 Reserve Champion of Champions Greenhill Viper owned by Cormack McDosell Partners, Dumfrieshire

Greenhill Viper
In addition to the popular parade of the hounds, heavy horses, and the Champion of Champions’ Parade, next year’s main ring attractions include monster trucks ‘The Devil’ and ‘Big Pete’, back by popular demand.

The show field will also host numerous marquees and stands, plus a children’s funfair, live cookery demonstrations from leading chefs, bands and dancers, a working milking parlour and a shearing shed, bee-keeping displays, free parking and easy rail access.

The Show also features competitive heavy and light horse sections and livestock classes for cattle, sheep, goat, alpaca, dogs, poultry, cavies, rabbits, stick dressing, competitive home crafts, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.

Northumberland County Show 2011 is on Monday, May 30 at Tynedale Park, Corbridge. Discounted advance tickets are online at www.netaticket.com, tel 0845 230 5177. See www.northcountyshow.co.uk for further details.

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