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New Programme Promises Best Ever Bath & West Show

Exhibitors and visitors to this year’s Royal Bath & West Show held from 28-31 May will be in for a treat, following a number of programme changes and new features.

Historically, all the major livestock championships were contested on the Thursday and Friday of the Bath & West show – but now the classes have been extended to provide top competition throughout Saturday as well. “Our dairy exhibitors find it easier to source relief farm staff towards the end of the week, and weekend visitors are just as keen to see the best livestock as those who come mid-week,” says show organiser Alan Lyons.

Bath & West Show Grand Parade

Bath & West Show Grand Parade

“We are therefore going to move the dairy interbreed championship to the Saturday, alongside commercial beef classes, dairy calf classes and young farmers’ stock judging. Not only does this make life easier for our farmer exhibitors, but it will also ensure a packed day for our visitors, who always love to see the livestock on display, whatever day they come along.”

As well as getting up close to some of the best livestock in the South West, visitors to the show will be able to taste award-winning farm produce in the cheese village and cider tent.
“We’re delighted that the prestigious British Cheese Awards will be making their new home at the Royal Bath and West Show in 2014,” says Mr Lyons.

“And we will also be looking forward to what is probably the world's largest cider competition – the British Cider Championships.”

A new equine marquee and gardening area are among other new additions to the show, which will also feature the thrilling Devil’s Horsemen Stunt Team and the Squibbfreestyle Motocross Stunt Show in the main ring.

The Royal Bath & West of England Society was founded in 1777 in Bath by a group of philanthropists led by Edmund Rack. The Society was formed with the aims of encouraging agriculture, arts, manufacture and commerce.

Our charitable activities provide:

  • Agriculture, veterinary, educational and art scholarships
  • Technical events and Seminars
  • Practical farming advice and conferences
  • Countryside Education
  • Diversification advice for farmers
  • Education for children
  • A market place for countryside products
  • Plus all the events run by the Society and the Bath & West Trading Company

As the Society approaches its 236th year it continues to deliver a wonderful mix of established traditional exhibits through to the latest energy technology and contemporary entertainment.

The entertainment and features around the 242-acre site ensure enjoyment for every member of the family and include attractions that are spectacular to watch, educational, inspirational, “hands on” or just plain fun.

Bath and West

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