The Royal Cheshire County Show is a grand celebration of everything we know and love about the fine Cheshire countryside and it’s fair to say this year’s show, seeing over 20,000 visitors, was without a doubt, a celebration, after a year hiatus.
With what has been an undoubtedly difficult year for all, The Cheshire Agricultural Society had a challenge on their hands organising their very first one-day Show, but as always, they pulled out all the stops and reunited the Cheshire public with The Showground.
The Showground became home to 300+ local businesses, with visitors delighted to browse Cheshire produce and support the trades after the challenging times we’ve encountered. The Show was filled with family-friendly events of all kinds including the breathtaking Paul Hannam’s Quad Bike Stunt Show, which involved the brave stuntman jumping over not one, but three vehicles!
For the foodies, tastebuds were certainly teased during the three excellent cooking demonstrations by professional chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli, Sean Wilson and Brian Mellor, who cooked up a storm and left prospectors hungry to enjoy all the delicious trade stand treats!
On that note, local food companies ensured everybody left with full stomachs, from Halloumination serving up the Halloumi goods one can only dream of; to Clotton Hall Dairy delivering delightful traditional Cheshire cream scones – Our mouths are watering just thinking about them!
Let’s not forget the wonderful Roberts Bakery Band who created a magnificent atmosphere for attendees of The Show, whilst strolling The Showground. We have all been without live music for far too long and the band certainly provided a taste of what we have all missed!
Additionally, in the midst of the activities and attractions, the stars of The Show had to be the animals entertaining all members of the family, from the Sheep, Goats and Shire Horse competitions (of which the results are now live on The Royal Cheshire County Show website), to the Valais Blacknose Sheep and Pygmy Goats out for guests to admire and interact with, which is always a Cheshire Show favourite.
The Cheshire Agricultural Society, organisers of The Royal Cheshire Show will be providing a charitable donation to local Scouts groups, Young Farmers groups, The Air Ambulance and Agricultural Chaplaincy.
As a result of months of preparation during unprecedented times, The Show was a huge success and The Cheshire Agricultural Society pulled off an excellent one-day event. We are already looking forward to next year’s show which will take place on 21st and 22nd June 2022!