Glendale Show looks set to be a scorcher

Glendale Show near Wooler has reported a resurgence in interest in exhibiting at the show which is hoped will make the event a one to remember

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012
The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012

One of Northumberland’s biggest events takes place this bank holiday weekend.

The Glendale Show near Wooler on Bank Holiday Monday, offers a taste of the countryside to visitors of all ages.

And organisers promise it will be an event to remember, with weather forecasts indicating visitors will be bathed in sunshine.

Show secretary Rachael Tait, of event organisers the Glendale Agricultural Society, said: “It should be an absolutely fantastic day out.

“We have looked at the long range forecast, it is going to be hot and sunny.”

The society has reported a resurgence in the interest in exhibiting at the show.

They have announced new exhibitors in the baking classes, new exhibitors in the horticultural classes, and more people showing sheep – with 450 entered.

There are also 400 horse entries while goat and donkey classes are similarly up.

Exhibitors will be joined by Big Pete and the Grim Reaper, two of the largest monster trucks in the UK, with their appearance in the main ring a first for the show.

Shetland Pony Grand National at Glendale Show
Shetland Pony Grand National at Glendale Show
 

The event is staging the country’s tiniest Grand National – The Shetland Pony Grand National. Winners of this will qualify for a major horse show at the London Olympia.

Northumbria Police’s mounted section will also be performing in the main ring.

The venue will also host a parade of livestock, with winners from each section, featuring alpacas and Clydesdale horses.

The champion of champions contest will see an overall winner picked from the best of each category.

The show also welcomes the return of its fell race, with junior and senior events, and competitors entered from as far afield as Fort William.

Showgoers can also enjoy browsing over 200 trade stands.

The event takes place at the showfield off the A697, a few miles South of Wooler, beginning at 9am. Dogs are welcome.

 

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