Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2019Editor's Choice
The Royal Three Counties Show 2019 is set to boast the best of British farming, food, and rural pursuits from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2019, with a packed schedule of displays, activities and entertainment to please the entire family.
Taking place just a hop, skip and jump over the Gloucestershire border at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, this anticipated annual event is a real highlight for animal-lovers, local produce connoisseurs, keen gardeners, and country bumpkins alike.
Having been held at the Malvern showground for more than 50 years, this year’s event is set to be the biggest and best yet, with festival favourites such as the Gardening Hub, the Farming Village, Equine Village, and Arena Entertainment returning, along with foodie treats, friendly animals, and outdoor activities galore.
See royalthreecounties.co.uk for the full lowdown, with SoGlos picking out its highlights below.
A visit to the Farming Village promises an authentic taste of agricultural life, with the chance to see the finest livestock around, meet the farmers, and watch animals.
There’s the opportunity to ask the farmer any burning questions; see baa-rilliant sheep shearing competitions from some of the most skilled shearers in the country; and enjoy some entertainment from The Young Farmers.
Meanwhile, over in the Equine Village horse lovers are in for a treat, with the chance to Ask The Groom, and admire a host of Heavy Horses. The village will show off more than 290 equine classes with show jumping and driving popular features.
For action-packed entertainment and breath-taking displays, pop to the Main Arena which will feature world-class aerobatic skills and parachute displays from The Red Devils.
Other highlights include displays from international sheep dog handler Dick Roper; a parade of farm machinery through the ages; and the ever-popular Grand Parade which will showcase each day’s livestock champions.
Green-fingered enthusiasts can head to the dedicated Flower Show, offering interactive workshops and Q&A sessions.
Back for another year will be The International Orchid Show with exhibitors from around the world; while visitors can also browse award-winning local nurseries selling seasonal favourites.
Always a favourite, the Flower Show will showcase beautiful blooms and spectacular vegetables which are sure to be a delight to browse over.
A host of special guests will entertain audiences at the Wellington Boot Theatre which celebrates and showcases inspiring outdoor activities. While the 2019 programme is still to be confirmed, last year saw Q&A sessions with BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter, Andrew Easton, and talks from Worcester Warriors players; swimmer Claire Cashmore; and PGA golfer Oliver Farr.
Visitors can also expect to see Countryfile presenter and favourite local farmer, Adam Henson, who runs the popular Gloucestershire attraction, Cotswold Farm Park.
Visitors will stay fed and watered thanks to plenty of the finest local and national produce, with plenty to sample and take home too.
A dedicated Food and Drink Hall will be bursting with delicious produce, while the Cider & Perry Festival is sure to delight scrumpy fans. Meanwhile, the Cheese and Dairy Produce Show offers a celebration of everything dairy related.
Budding chefs can also head to the Cookery Theatre where there will be a range of dish demonstrations, offering the perfect place for picking up tips, tricks and inspiration.
Sure to delight animal lovers of all ages, the Royal Three Counties Show will have a special Fur, Feather and Farm area, which allows visitors to get up close to a host of friendly animals.
Coo over beautiful breeds of rabbits, find out about alpacas, see a number of goat breeds, check out the chickens, and say hello to ducks, geese and turkeys – heaven for animals lovers old and young!
For more information visit royalthreecounties.co.uk directly.
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