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One of the region’s leading countryside and lifestyle events – the East of England Country Show, is all set for a welcome return on 15, 16 and 17 June, at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, the Country Show offers a value for money, fun-packed family day out. With entertainment including children’s activities, free evening concerts and celebrity appearances, there really is something for the everyone to enjoy.

See the very best of British livestock on parade and discover a whole host of other traditional features, which remain at the very heart of the show – working steam, vintage machinery and horses from Shetlands to Shires to name but a few.

East fo England Country Show 2005


The Country Show is also delighted to announce the debut of the Peterborough International Orchid Show on Saturday and Sunday. The event will be a feast for all the senses with a spectacular display of the finest orchids from across the globe. There will also be intense competition amongst the exhibitors for the coveted trophies.

Food lovers can join in a culinary extravaganza in the Food Hall as top chefs Lesley Waters and James Tanner go head-to-head in a Celebrity Cook-off (Saturday and Sunday only). Friday will see pupils from local schools battle it out to win the grand final of the Schools Food Challenge.

The Family Fun Zone provides an endless list of activities to do and a visit to the Country Trail is a must. Children will also enjoy a visit to the popular Animal Magic Arena featuring exotic pets and friendly llamas and have the chance to create a work of art with puppet making workshops.

And the fun doesn’t stop there! The main ring will host breath taking displays by the Royal Artillery Display Team and you can explore a whole host of other exciting demonstrations in the Country Sports Arena and Equestrian Village.

A fantastic line up of main stage concerts over the three days will have you tapping your feet, with a range of musical acts to suit everyone’s tastes. Included in the price of tickets, visitors will be able to enjoy a varied programme, including performances from The Mike Smiths Pop Orchestra on Friday and Showaddywaddy on Saturday evenings, before winding down on Sunday with the Glenn Miller Tribute Band.

There is plenty of opportunity for retail therapy with over 400 retail stands to choose from, including the Shopping Mews featuring over 30 exclusive brands, a Craft Fair, Indoor Shopping Pavilions and the John Lewis Lifestyle and Fashion Pavilion showing off the season’s latest collection. And after all that, why not take time out to enjoy something to eat from the Farmers Food Court offering a range of eateries, all supplied from Food Direct from the Farm.

Advanced tickets:
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £22
Adult £10
Senior (65+) £7
Children (5-16 years) £3

Available at many Tourist Information Centres and selected travel agents across the region. Alternatively book by telephone – 0845 450 6425 or download an advanced ticket booking form from the Website – www.showground.org.uk.

On-the-gate-admission:
Family (2+2) £26
Adult £13
Senior (65+) £9
Children (5-16 years) £6

Gates open from 8.00am – 6pm and car parking is FREE, with a network of level tarmac roads for ease of access for the disabled. NB: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult and dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

The East of England Showground is easily accessible by car from all major routes and is well sign-posted. Rail passengers should travel to Peterborough Station (located approximately 6 miles from the Showground) from where a shuttle bus service will be in operation.

For more information visit www.showground.org.uk

East of England Country Show

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