Guilsfield’s popular annual show will catch the mood of the nation when it holds a mini Olympics as part of a packed programme of events.
The show, on Thursday August 9, plans to celebrate the achievements of Team GB’s athletes in London by giving the hundreds of visitors chance to take part in a string of sports in the main arena.
Badminton, diving, discus and the relay are among the ‘Olympic’ events planned – though each will have a twist, to be revealed on the day. Organisers are also hoping that local organisations will enter the Olympic scarecrow competition.
The show is famous for its horse classes, which always draw strong entries, and these kick off the event at 9am and return in the afternoon with the show jumping, mounted fancy dress and the judging of the heavy horses and supreme champion.
There will be classes for sheep, pets, dogs and poultry.
The marquee will hold the cookery, craft, art, horticulture and flower sections. The schedule can be found at www.guilsfieldshow.co.uk or in local shops.
The children’s sports start the arena entertainment at 3pm and there will be vintage vehicle and classic car parades and the ever popular Parade of the Tanatside Foxhounds.
The day will end with the thrills of the Gymkhana.
Refreshments are available throughout the day and there will be live music near the licensed bar.
Show president Glynne Turner said: “The show is always a great family event and we believe that there is something for everyone.”
Mr Turner and his wife Louise, who live in Guilsfield, hosted the pre-show party which raised £1,600.
Show organisers are also holding a family charity lunch on Sunday, August 12, on the show field in aid of the Lingen Davies Trust and the Severn Hospice.
The show is once again being held on Fron-y-Fele field at Groes-Lwyd, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Trevor, admission £5 for adults and £3 for children and seniors. A family ticket for two adults, two children, is £10.