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Enjoy one of the best small shows in the region
One of Staffordshire's best-loved and most popular country shows, celebrating as it does the county's agricultural heritage, is returning to the thriving village of Alrewas near Lichfield with a great line-up of events and attractions. There promises to be something for everyone at The Alrewas Show which takes place on Saturday 20th July from 10am until 5pm. Included in the day's events will be prize classes for farm animals and horses, competitions in cookery, horticulture, arts and crafts, and children's craft competitions. The best of local artisan produce will also be on sale both in a Food Hall and around the showground, off Daisy Lane. In addition, there will be displays of classic cars and vintage tractors alongside some truly huge agricultural machines.

The Alrewas Show
Come along to The Alrewas Show

As well as children's craft competitions there is plenty to keep youngsters entertained, including soft plays areas and a traditional Punch & Judy show, while dog owners can enter their pet in the Fun Dog Show and dog agility classes. The Alrewas Show, run by the Alrewas and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society, has the benefit of plenty of free parking, although visitors are recommend to turn up early to avoid any queues. The Show Field is generally accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users, and disabled parking is available next to the pay gates for easy access. Each year the organisers try to bring something new and entertaining into the Main Ring to entertain visitors and, for 2019, have introduced top-class scurry driving as the feature attraction. The Scurry Driving Association (GB) has agreed to let The Alrewas Show host one of its national championship events which will see drivers and horses spectacularly compete against the clock to navigate an obstacle course in the Main Ring. There will be two heats followed by a grand final.

William lV, Alrewas
The William lV pub in the centre of the village

Other attractions range from steam engines to birds of prey, together with the arrival of the carnival on the show field which is always one of the highlights of the day involving local youth and community groups, accompanied by a walking band.-
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Why? A great day out for the whole family
When: Sat 20 July
Where: Alrewas Show Ground, Daisy Lane, Alrewas, Staffordshire WS13 7DS
Cost: 6 adults, 3 children
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