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Families urged to save the date for half term show in Staffordshire
11 May 2019
by Rebecca Dutton

Meeting the animals at the Staffordshire County Show 2018

Thousands of families across Staffordshire are encouraged to ‘save the date’ for the annual County Show as part of their half term programme of fun.

Organisers of Staffordshire County Show said the two day half term event on May 29 and 30 was the perfect opportunity for a day out for all members of the family.

The show programme is packed with attractions for children of all ages from youngsters who will enjoy the mud kitchen in the Woodfest area to teenagers who will be ringside for the revving engines of the Bolddog Lings motorcycle display team.

Whilst the next generation of farmers will be inspired by the first class entries in livestock competitions across the showground and enjoy everything at the heart of the traditional agricultural show.

The Show at the County Showground on Weston Road is one of the area’s major events on the calendar and is expected to attract more than 65,000 visitors. A huge part of its appeal is the large number of activities on offer across the extensive showground.

Richard Williams, Chief Executive of the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society, said: “We know people plan ahead when it comes to days off and childcare during half term holidays so we want people to put the date in the diary now so they don’t miss out.

“With it being a two day event it gives people the choice and we see many families return for the second day.

“From babies still in pushchairs to grandparents and great-grandparents there is no doubt our fantastic show has something for everyone. It really is a family occasion enjoyed by all – it is where memories are made and talked about for many years.

“For one fantastic ticket price the whole family gets to enjoy so many shows within one show – whatever their interest they are sure to have a wonderful time.

“So diaries at the ready – choose your date and be ready when the early bird tickets go on sale on April 1 on the website www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk

or from the showground office.”

The event is sponsored by South Staffordshire Water and South Staffordshire College, among others.

Last year organisers recorded the busiest second day of the show ever in the 22 years Richard Williams has been involved. 70,000 people attended in total over two days in 2018.

Holly Hobson, Show Secretary, said trade stand applications were coming in extremely well and urged anyone who wanted a trade stand pitch to showcase their services or product to more than 65,000 people to email holly@staffscountyshowground.co.uk or call 01785 258060.

For more information about the show visit the website www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk