October 26th, 2016

Kenilworth Show hopes to draw in the crowds

Kenilworth Show hopes to draw in the crowds Kenilworth Show hopes to draw in the crowds
Show time - left to right – Paul Doherty from sponsors Rix Petroleum, Charlie Weetman from KADAS, and Colin Hooper from Stoneleigh Park. (s)
Updated: 9:54 am, May 27, 2016

VISITORS will be flocking to Kenilworth Show on Saturday.

More than 15,000 people from across the country are expected at the traditional country show which has grown in popularity in recent years and has led to organisers Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS) expanding the programme of entertainment on the showgrounds opposite Stoneleigh Park.

The show’s countryside area has been extended, and will feature clay shooting, along with air rifle shooting, archery, charity dog show, gun dog scurry competitions open to the public.

A new charity dog show is also being held for the first time. Seven classes are available to enter – cutest puppy (under 12 months), best oldie, (seven years and over), bet child handling (ten and under), most like owner, best six legs including those of owner, best cross breed, and the dog the judge would like to take home.

Entries cost just £1 per dog per class, with proceeds to be donated to charitable causes. The competitions start from 2pm at the countryside area.

Entertainment also includes the launch of a new education area for children and adults, motorcycle stunt displays, vintage and modern machinery, a grand parade of livestock, classic cars and more.

Dozens of trade stands, food and drinks outlets and children’s amusements will also be returning for the 73rd annual show.

Kenilworth Town Council are sponsoring a free bus service to the showgrounds which will be operating from Kenilworth Clock Tower from 9.30am with the last bus returning at 5.30pm.

Advance tickets cost £10 are available from www.kenilworthshow.co.uk or from Kenilworth Library. Children under 16 enter for free and dogs are welcome.