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20 things to do at Herts County Show

PUBLISHED: 17:47 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:51 08 May 2018

Imps Motorcycle Display Team will be at the show

Imps Motorcycle Display Team will be at the show

Imps Motorcycle Display Team

The fabulous Herfordshire County Show takes place at the County Showground, Redbourn on May 26-27. Here are 20 reasons you shouldn’t miss it!

Meet Herts farmers and their animalsMeet Herts farmers and their animals

1. Eat exclusively local food at Eat and Drink Hertfordshire, Street Food at The Circus and The Oak Tree Eatery – including vegan Indian, award-winning burgers and stone-baked pizzas.

2. Sing along when Classical Chorus perform a Greatest Showman/Moulin Rouge medley in the Big Top each morning, down on the Village Green.

3. Learn about the science behind agriculture with Rothamsted Research. PHD students will be breaking down the science that feeds the world so we can all understand where our food comes from. Find them in their amphitheatre in the Hertfordshire Farmyard.

4. Meet farmers in the Hertfordshire Farmyard and quiz them on local agriculture, before seeing them perform in the Queens Jubilee Arena. Just look out for their Meet The Farmer rosettes!

The Stampede Stunt CompanyThe Stampede Stunt Company

5. Have a drink with local brewers McMullen and Farr Brew. McMullen will have a pop-up pub in the Village Green and their ‘steam train pub’, while Farr Brew will be serving from their tepee bar and champagne cattle truck along Main Drive.

6. Go back in time with the Hertfordshire Farmers 100 years of Farming display, including vintage tractors, and see their famous hay bale relay race on both Saturday and Sunday in the Queen’s Jubilee Arena.

7. Dance to the Rock Choir singing top tunes and musical hits across the weekend in the Village Green area.

8. Buy from local traders in the Made In Hertfordshire marquees, where you will find artisan producers of food and drink, local craftspeople and talented artists. Or visit one of the new stands and shopping experiences in the food hall and across the showground.

9. Bounce on Tractor Ted’s bouncy castle, complete the activity trail, drive a digger in the digger den and take part in some welly wanging in the Hertfordshire Farmyard.

10. Applaud the Dinky Derby jockeys as their tiny ponies compete in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Arena on Saturday.

11. Take part in Happy’s Circus workshops in the Big Top, learn from international artists and be a part of the greatest show! Or just sit back and watch acrobats, aerialists, magic, speciality acts, clowns and so much more.

12. Get moving with the Steps Challenge, and win tickets to the 2019 show as well as a Fitbit Flex. Pick up your free show map and timetable for more information.

13. Appreciate rare heavy horses performing, driving and competing. There will be performances in both the Queen’s Jubilee Arena and the Countryside Area – where you can stop to pet them afterwards.

14. Cheer for the racing pigs in the Hertfordshire Farmyard. Make sure to stop and see the lambs, chickens, bees and cows while you’re there.

15. Laugh at the Hilarious Sheep Show in the Countryside Area across the weekend – the ‘sheep show shuffle’ is a must-see family favourite. Make sure to step next door to see rare and native breed sheep competing for prize money and rosettes.

16. Watch master craftsmen at work in the Countryside Area - see live displays of traditional and rural crafts including stone masonry, spinners, weavers and dyers, willow weaving and much more.

17. Play with the bassets (Saturday) and the beagles (Sunday) in the Countryside Area or see them show off in the arenas!

18. Realise just how big prize-winning cattle can be as they strut their stuff in the Grand Parade of Livestock on Saturday and Sunday.

19. Climb into an interactive combine harvester in the Hertfordshire Farmyard and learn how local farmers harvest crops.

20. See jaw dropping horse riding by The Stampede Stunt Company in the Jubilee Arena on Saturday, featuring genuine Cossack riders. Pyrotechnics from horseback, fire and amazing stunts. plus some of the world’s best trick riders in action!

For tickets to Hertfordshire County Show at the County Showground, Redbourn on May 26-27, go to hertsshow.com

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