ACTION PACKED DAY
The historic Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show will feature livestock, entertainment, shows and demonstrations along with music, food and drink, making this a fantastic family day out
The forthcoming Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show looks set to be bigger and better than ever with one of the best line-ups in the show’s history.
With the stunning Salesbury Hall Estate as the event’s rural backdrop, set by the River Ribble, the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country having been established in 1767.
With her majesty the Queen as patron, the show will take place on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, and will feature a substantial livestock section as well as action-packed entertainment throughout the weekend.
There will be showstopping exhibits, thrilling demonstrations, numerous food and drink opportunities including craft beers and gins alongside world food. There will also be a wide variety of shopping experiences.
New for 2022 is a luxury marquee – the Countryside Marquee – where visitors can find a host of first-class retailers that operate within the Ribble Valley. These will include:
• Ken Varey’s
• The Atelier World
• Sarah Layton Jewellery
• Bernard Dickinson
• Charles Campbell
• Black Box Security
• Ribble Valley E-Bikes
• Stonyhurst College
There is also a Members’ Marquee – where members receive a complimentary drink on arrival and a buffet lunch. The marquee makes an ideal base for the day.
In addition, there is a Sponsors’ Marquee with a buffet lunch and bar. This is reserved exclusively for all show sponsors.
Last year saw 21,000 visitors to the show which featured more than 1,300 sheep and cattle entries along with pigs, poultry, rabbits and alpacas.
This year’s event will feature even more – the popular Children’s Village will return once again and the British Army will again play a big part with weapons, vehicles and an assault course. Marquees with live music, food and drink will feature alongside various displays including:
• Top class show jumping
• Falconry display
• Gundog scurry
• Cowboy show
• Vintage tractors
• Prosecco and Pimms bar
• National Simmental Cattle Championship
• Shetland pony Grand Prix
• Dry stone wall display
• Bonsai tree demonstrations and displays
• Mountain bike trial show
• Dog agility demonstrations
• Thwaites shire horse parade
Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show chairman, Colin Mustoe, says: “Last year the show attracted over 21,000 visitors – this year it will be even bigger and better.
“There are some great attractions booked for both the main rings and a record turnout of livestock is scheduled, including the prestigious National Simmental Cattle Championship.
“We have record show entries and a show jumping schedule culminating in the Sunday Grand Prix with total prize monies of £7,500.
“The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show provides a fantastic and affordable day out for all the family – not surprisingly Early Bird ticket sales are going extremely well.”