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Expectations high for another great year at the Dorset County Show
IT’S all systems go for the organisers of the Dorset County Show.
The annual celebration of our county gets underway tomorrow and expectations are high for another record breaking year.
The event promises to have something for everyone, from petrol-fuelled daredevil stunts to jaw-droppingly large vegetables and interest has been as high as ever.
Headline acts in the main ring include the Kangaroo Kids, an Australian father and son duo performing high flying stunts on quad bikes, and the Devil’s Horsemen, a team of equine daredevils who have performed in a host of top movies.
Entries for livestock, homecraft and other classes are at an all-time high and trade stands have proved as popular as ever.
The food tents have been enlarged and top chefs will be showing off their skills with demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Show secretary Sam Mackenzie-Green said: “The signs are that it’s going to be a big show – we have got more trade stands than before, record entries and our online ticket sales are double what they were this time last year. The forecast is also good so what more could we want?”
Last year’s record-breaking Dorset County Show pulled in around 60,000 people and Sam says there is no reason why that figure cannot be topped.
She said: “We are hoping for a record crowd – it seems like everything’s coming together.”
With children under 16 admitted free Sam said the show offers the perfect way to reward youngsters for getting through the first week back at school.
She said: “For so many people it’s a must attend event.”
See Dorset Echo's essential guide to the Dorset County Show: www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10659342.Dorset_County_Show__Your_essential_guide/
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