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KINGTON SHOW FUNDRAISING EVENT
SUNDAY LUNCH - SUNDAY LUNCH - SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2015

A fundraising event will be held on the showground, the Sunday prior to the show in the Member's Marquee, by kind permission of Mr David Hutton.  The showground address is The Ovals Farm, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3LN.
The event will start at 12 noon, with lunch being served at 1pm.  Fingers and Forks will provide the catering and tickets will be £20 per person for a two-course meal and coffee.  A bar will also be available.  The Kington Show choirs will perform and there will be a promise auction.  Anyone interested in booking tickets or a table for this event, please contact Richard or Sally on 01544 231467.  Numbers are limited and will be booked on a first come first serve basis.  These events are always great fun, so bring your friends and book a table.  All are welcome.

KINGTON SHOW ENTERTAINMENT

Kington Show will be held again at the picturesque site of The Ovals Farm, Kington, in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, possibly the last remaining one-day livestock show in Herefordshire.  A traditional agricultural show with Horses, Cattle and Sheep classes culminating in a grand parade in the afternoon.  There will also be a Dog Show and Horticultural and Domestic competitions.  There will be over 200 trade stands with crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors to name just a few!  Herefordshire and Radnor Young Farmers Club will be competiing against each other with a varied programme.  (Don’t forget there’s the After Show Dance too!)

The Radnor & West Hunt will be in the main ring, where children can meet and greet the hounds.  

The Bill Bailey Band play their own brand of happy, foot-tapping New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, with some swing and the odd ballad thrown in for good measure.  With saxaphone, banjo and tuba, this four-piece ensemble will be playing near the picnic area throughout the day.   

The Builth Wells Male Voice Choir will again be performing in the main ring in the afternoon (and maybe an impromptu performance in the member’s marquee in the evening.

ATTRACTIONS

It’s A Knockout will be in the main ring (weather permitting).  Organised by Oaker Wood Leisure, Kingsland, it will feature local teams of four people. Competitions will include Sumo Suits, Obstacle Course and Gladiators.  Don’t forget to shout for your team!

 

Bob Hogg’s Sheepdog Display is highly entertaining, with the dogs working with sheep, geese and ducks.  Children are invited into the arena whilst the dogs work the ducks around an obstacle course.  

Van Buren Illusionist Show.  These professional performers will provide entertainment with shows crammed with magic, illusions, juggling skills, comedy, escapology, audience participation & a few surprises along the way.  Circus workshops will also be available for children and adults to have a go.

Balance Bike Adventure Zone is a safe and friendly environment that encourages children 18 months to 6 years old to explore mobility on two wheels as they test ride a balance bike and play with other children in a cordoned off area.

Animal Mania offers you a unique experience with all types of animals. The collection includes: lizards, snakes, giant bunnies, creepy crawlies, chinchillas, hedgehogs, tortoises and much more! 

Ferret World Roadshow.  ‘The West Countryman’ brings a new dimension to ferrets, where the children form a part of the action, rading the ferrets and learning all about them.

Welsh Trotting Racing. Trotting or Harness Racing will again, be in the main ring during the day, kindly provided by Wales and Border Counties Racing.  Trainers and drivers are all amateurs, with both men and women competing on equal terms.

The Wye Valley Axemen have members from Rhayader, Llanidloes and Newtown areas, with their ages varying from sixteen to around sixty. They will also be racing against the shearers - so look out for some real competition.

Sheep Shearing.  Kington Show will feature Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open Sheep Shearing Competitions which is expected to attract the UK’s top operators as well as shearers from overseas. The competition is run under British Isles Shearing Competition Association rules. This fast and furious spectacle provides great entertainment drawing huge crowds to watch. 

Gun Dog Scurry.  Organised by local Dog Trainer, Vic Olner, this is a “have a go” fun event for both dog and owner. After a practice run, your dog will be required to retrieve against the clock. The fastest dog to complete the exercise wins the day. With prizes on offer to third place it is an exciting event for you and your dog, a chance to get the dog ready for the season and pick up a worthwhile prize.  

The Interhunt Competition continues to be a huge ‘crowd puller’ with fast and furious racing over jumps.  There are four teams of four riders competing, they include Kington Show team,  Radnor & West Herefordshire Hunt team, Teme Valley Hunt team and Golden Valley Hunt team.  The interhunt relay starts with two teams being knocked out in the first round, followed by a head to head final.   A ‘must see’ and a ‘must shout’ for your own team!  

Food & Drink  Kington Show prides itself in promoting local food and catering producers.  Happy Herefords will again be attending, providing locally produced, pedigree Hereford steaks and burgers.  This year, we have a diverse array of caterers offering savoury and sweet dishes to tempt your taste buds.  There will be curries, crepes, doughnuts, sizzling wraps, paella, baked potatoes, gluten free dishes, burgers, fish and chips, pizzas and much more.  Ice creams will also be on offer, throughout the showground.  Neil Morris from Behind Bars, Lyonshall will be providing the bars.