Crowds gather for sell-out CountryTastic at Three Counties Showground - The Malvern Observer

Crowds gather for sell-out CountryTastic at Three Counties Showground

Malvern Editorial 9th Apr, 2018   0

THOUSANDS of people flocked to the Three Counties Showground last Thursday for the sell-out CountryTastic show.

Around 5,000 showgoers packed the showground for a fantastic day of farmyard fun with BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson.

Head of shows Diana Walton said: “It was an absolutely glorious day at yet another sold out CountryTastic.

“The showground was filled with sunshine, flocks of all the farmyard favourites and families eager to get stuck in with the exciting and educational activities.

“We’d like to say a huge thank-you to the overwhelming number of visitors who joined us again this year to make CountryTastic another roaring success.

“Each year we seek to inspire and engage the next generation of budding farmers and we hope to see many of today’s visitors again very soon.”

The theme for CountryTastic this year was centred around sheep.

Herds of families gathered to listen to Mr Henson and other top farmers from across the county share their farming wisdom in the Ask the Farmer Classroom and youngsters had the chance to quiz the experts on all things sheep.

The Sheep Show was on hand throughout the day entertaining and educating children on all the different breeds of sheep, demonstrating exactly how sheep wool is transformed into a jumper.

Visitors were wowed as the sheep got to strut their stuff in the brilliant grand finale Sheep Show Hustle.

The Museum of Carpet provided plenty of hands-on fun for children as they were given the chance to spin wool into yarn and even have a go at weaving yarn into cloth on a loom whilst Croome Cuisine got everyone working up a sweat as they learned how to press cheese.

Families were able to travel round the showground in style as the much-loved tractor and trailer rides made a return for 2018.

Not only this, children got to meet all their farmyard favourites including sheep, goats and pigs and there was even the chance to ride on real-life unicorns.

Visitors watched on in amazement as pigs trotted across the course in the British Pig Association Junior Club Pig Agility demonstrations whilst the ever-popular Wag and Bone Ring played home to the incredibly talented Mid-Western Gundog Display team who were on hand to tell youngsters everything there is to know about their favourite dogs.

Junkfish hosted yet another fantastic range of activities for children including make and take crafts, hula hooping and painting over in the Play Barn and little ones even got the chance to get behind the wheel as they whizzed around the barn on pedal tractors.

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