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Wolsingham Show this weekend
THE oldest country show in England will be held this weekend - 250 years after it was established.
The first Wolsingham Show in 1763 was a cattle show and the livestock classes continue to be a major attraction for farmers and families at the County Durham event which is about to be held for the 234th time.
On Saturday - agricultural day - there will be cattle, sheep, fur and feather, a sheep dog trial, dog agility and industrial competitions. Attractions will include the Sunshine Panners steel band, a wood carver and harness racing.
Sunday will be country fair day featuring a terrier and lurcher contest, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, a parade of hounds, clay pigeon shooting and a ferret show. There will also be line dancing and 60s and country and western music.
Both days will feature horticultural shows, a craft tent, falconry displays, vintage tractors, a food hall, entertainment from Big Pete Monster Car Crusher and Punch and Judy show.
Horse fans can see coloured horses, ridden hunters, riding ponies, driving classes and side saddle on Saturday and on Sunday there will be Welsh, dales, fell, mountain and moorland and Shetland ponies and show jumping.
The showground at Scotch Isle Park, Wolsingham, DL13 3JG, opens to the public at 9am.
Admission will be £8 adults, £3 children and £5 pensioners.
For more information visit the website wolsinghamshow.co.uk.
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