2015 show “best yet”
26 June 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Cheshire Show – helping make it one of the best yet!
Record visitor numbers meant that over 80,000 people enjoyed the two-day extravaganza on the 260-acre showground at Tabley, near Knutsford, on June 23 and 24.
Tony Garnett, Chairman of the Cheshire Show, said: “The combination of wonderful weather, a Royal visitor and a great show resulted in a fantastic attendance over both days.
“We are particularly grateful to our President, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, and our Lady Patroness Karol Roberts for their tireless efforts during the two days, helping to make things extra special.
“One of the things that makes Cheshire Show so successful is the hard work of the many hundreds of volunteers who help behind and the scenes, and I would like to say a big thank you to them and record how much their contribution is appreciated.”
Nigel Evans, the Show’s Executive Director, added: “It’s safe to say that this year’s show has been one of the best yet. The weather was fantastic, with the sun shining down on us throughout the whole event.
“Thank you to everyone who came and supported the show and I hope they enjoyed it as much as we, the organisers, did – see you again next year!”
This year’s show included the much anticipated Long Horn Society National Show. There was also a championship standard poultry section, rare breeds, dairy goats, pigs, sheep, dogs, and one of the largest light horse entries of any county show in the country with around 3,500 entries competing in more than 230 classes, and a further 20 Shire horse classes.
The Sainsbury’s Agri-Centre provided a focal point for farmers, butchers, cheese makers and a whole host of other producers and suppliers to educate the public on the industry and how their food makes it to the supermarket shelves.
The Creamline Dairies Main Ring had a jam-packed schedule throughout the two day, and as ever the Roberts’ Bakery Food Hall proved extremely popular, along with the WI and NAFAS marquees, Countryside Experience and Vintage machinery.
Results from the hundreds of competition events are now available on the Cheshire Show website www.royalcheshireshow.org.