Show promises to be action-packed

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AN ACTION-packed weekend of traditional attractions and family entertainment awaits visitors to this year’s Deeping Agricutural Show and Country Fayre.

Preparations are well under way for the event, which will take place at the Market Deeping Showground on June 4 and 5.

Last year, thousands of people turned out to enjoy an array of events which included livestock, rural crafts, displays and shows.

Chairman Ian Allen said: “Preparations are going well. All we want now is a fine weekend.

“A good family weekend out is what we have planned it to be.

“On Saturday, there’s plenty of livestock to see, then on Sunday it’s a day of family entertainment.”

Mr Allen said the trade stands are currently full for the weekend, with a waiting list of more traders on standby.

On both days, the crowds will be entertained by magician Keith Downs, sheep shearing demonstrations and dog and poultry shows.

On the Saturday, visitors can take a stroll around the rabbit show or sit and enjoy the showjumping and pony shows.

Watch out for the Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps PAVCC field gun display on Sunday, along with Tom Longton’s sheep dog display, Faye and the Desert Dancers and The Royal Scottish Dance Society.

The Country Knights Band will also be helping to provide the music.

On both days, the exhibition marquee will be full of displays including cookery, handicrafts, flowers, photography, art and beekeeping.

The gates will open at 8am. Admission costs £6 for adults and £4 for children under 16 and senior citizens. Family tickets (two adults, two children) are £16. Parking is free.

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