Epworth Show confirms canine calendar of events

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WITH Olympic Games fever gripping GB, organisers of the Epworth and District Agricultural Show are busy gearing up for yet another summer of honouring country heritage, traditions and values via their canine calendar of 2012 events and some waggy tailed companions.

Now in its 66th year and taking place on bank holiday Monday, August 27, organisers have announced that show day will not only once again see Patanavac Gundogs, Penine Bernese Carters and non-pedigree dogs take to the arena, but in addition, there’ll be a new event in the form of Lurcher and Terrier racing. Plus, there’ll be all the usual attractions such as showjumping, livestock classes, trade stands and vintage vehicles, to name but a few.

As well as featuring displays of the doggy variety, there’ll also be live music, a horticultural tent and various competitions throughout the day, in addition to the infamous heated beer tent boasting a range of real ales, ciders and live entertainment, for visitors to enjoy.

Also, prior to show day on Saturday, August 25, there’ll be an opportunity to raise money for a very worthy cause indeed at the show’s Fundraising Night – an evening which aims to help local seven year old Alexander Strong, who suffers from a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma, and his parents raise money for treatment abroad.

Kicking off at 8pm, the event will not only feature live entertainment from local group Wrooted and a fashion show by Posh Frocks of Epworth, but also an auction and raffle to win prizes including a holiday to Turkey, signed sporting shirts and football match hospitality tickets, to name just a few.

For further information about the show and the fundraising night visit www.epworthshow.org or phone 07977 184213.