Posted: Tuesday 30th May 2017
The sun came out for the 131st annual county show in Hertfordshire over the bank holiday weekend as thousands of people made the most of the glorious weather to enjoy a fantastic day out.
Held on Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 May, the show was organised by The Hertfordshire Agricultural Society and took place at the County Showground, Redbourn, near St Albans.
There was something for everyone this year including shows featuring sheep and vintage vehicles as well as an excellent selection of shopping, food and drink.
Fans of daredevil stunts marvelled at motorcycle display team, The Bolddog 'Lings', and The Devils Horseman, while animal lovers attended livestock shows, equine shows and international showjumping.
The theme of Hertfordshire County Council’s marquee this year was “Celebrating Hertfordshire” and we had plenty of fun and informative activities lined up for visitors.
One of the highlights included our artwork competition which featured fantastic drawings, paintings and photos submitted by pupils from schools across Hertfordshire. On Saturday, we presented certificates to the lucky winners. We also had a bean bag throwing competition and our face painter was able transform some lucky children into their favourite animal.
Hertfordshire County Council’s Corporate Communications Manager Jo Matthews said: “We had a great time over the weekend and it was great to see so many people visit us in our marquee. It was wonderful also to meet the children who had entered our artwork competition and to recognise their hard work and enthusiasm as part of this year’s theme of ‘Celebrating Hertfordshire’.”
In addition, firefighters were on hand to provide invaluable tips and advice on fire safety and to show people around a fire engine. People were also able to find out information about how to reduce food waste and to discover more about fostering or volunteering.
For more information visit www.hertsshow.com
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