Getting there was easy enough - great AA signs, well-positioned car parks and excellent volunteers ensured that traffic flowed smoothly and precisely. Through the tunnel and into the Oswestry Show site, the first thing that hits you is the sheer scale of it.
I spent the next hour walking around the whole site and there is so much to take in with sights, sounds and smells - this is an agricultural show after all :) - at every turn.
There's a dizzying number of stalls around the place with every possible business represented.
Black Star Re-enactors tutored apprentices in the art of battle, whilst farmers discussed the merits of livestock and the latest agricultural gizmos. Motorbike display teams entertained whilst fair ground rides whirled.
And all the while, the cows and sheep, pigeons and rabbits, horses and hens put their best face forward for the judges.
When lunchtime came, off to the foodhall where paellas from Su Casa drew in huge crowds and Berriew Cider looked to quench their thirst. :) Country Markets in the next room laid out all their usual homemade goodies of cake, pies and sandwiches.
Back into the melee, the Shetland Ponies strutted their stuff, Highland Cattle gave their handlers a run for their money and the crowds enjoyed the whole friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Huge credit must go to the organisers, volunteers and exhbitors alike for making this such a highlight of the Shropshire year! WELL DONE!!!
Have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and you could see that old and young all enjoyed it too! A true family day out.
Here's a short video of my day at the show.
For more information, or to book a stall at next year's show, visit: www.oswestryshow.co.uk
Member since: 10th July 2012
A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)
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