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East of England Show – the rural life spectacular returns for 2010


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The region’s leading countryside and lifestyle show - The East of England Show – is returning to the East of England Showground on 18th, 19th and 20th June 2010.

This Show will be a celebration of British farming and rural life. The livestock classes will be building on last year’s success and hoping for even higher levels of entries this year.

The Show always attracts some of the country’s finest livestock and the standard just seems to improve every year.

This year’s beef cattle classes will be aiming for bumper entries and the Show will be hosting the English National Charolais Show.

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Horses of all shapes and sizes will feature strongly throughout the Show as always. Show Jumping will be returning to the main arena this year, guaranteeing an action packed equestrian timetable for spectators in the Grandstand. There will also be classes for all breeds of horses from Shires to Shetlands.

Vintage agricultural machinery, steam and classic cars will have a larger section this year and the demonstrations and parades by these magnificent machines will be a treat for all nostalgia buffs. One of the stars of this section will be Thorney’s 1908 Steam Fire Engine.

Food remains at the heart of the Show and children will be able to come along and cook a Great British Pasty, and along the way find out how their food gets from the farm to their plate. The Food Hall will contain many of the region’s best food and drink producers, selling their delicious produce. You will also be able to gain inspiration in the food demonstration theatre, while on Friday the finalists in the School Food Challenge will amaze you with their skills as they battle it out for this prestigious trophy.

Few will be able to resist the Peterborough International Orchid Show. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display their magnificent blooms and compete for prestigious awards.

There will be live music and dance on stage throughout the weekend, and Saturday night headliners will be singing sensations the New Seekers.

There is plenty of opportunity for retail therapy, with over 400 retail stands to choose from, including lifestyle and fashion, a craft fair and the Food Hall.

Chief Executive of the East of England Agricultural Society, Andrew Mercer, said: ‘This year’s Show will really focus in on the farming core of the Show. The Show will continue to entertain and inform people about farming, food and all things rural. It is also a fabulous day out for the whole family, with something of interest for all ages.’

Advanced tickets: Admission on Friday is £6.00 for adults and OAPs. Children are free. Advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday are priced at Family (2 adults + 2 children) £23, Adult £11, Senior (65+) £9 and Children (5-16 years) £5. There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction. You can book by telephone by calling 0845 600 5445 or download an advanced ticket booking form from the website www.showground.org.uk.

On-the-gate-admission: Admission on Friday is £6.00 for adults and OAPs. Children are free. Prices for Saturday and Sunday: Family (2+2) £28, Adult £14, Senior (65+) £11 and Children (5-16 years) £6.50. 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. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult and dogs must be kept on leads at all times (dogs will not be permitted in the Food Hall).

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)..

 

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