Wasps Community team at the Kenilworth Show on Sat 10 June

Date: 9 Jun 2017

Thousands are expected to visit this year’s Kenilworth Show and sample the best of the region’s agriculture on Saturday, June 10.

The Kenilworth Show is the largest one-day agricultural show in Coventry and Warwickshire and is expected to attract around 14,000 people to the showgrounds opposite Stoneleigh Park.

It will be the 74th annual show, organised by charity Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), and Wasps are set to feature amongst a huge entertainment and agricultural programme.

Wasps club mascot Sting will be at the show along with the community team to launch a competition to mark the club’s 150th anniversary season, where fans who describe why they love Wasps in 150 words are entered into a prize draw to win one of 150 prizes.

Visitors to the Wasps stand will also get the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Robbie Williams perform at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 13 June, if they can prove they have the same name as the music star.

Other entertainment will include the Atkinson Action Horses, a grand parade of award winning livestock and an appearance from the world famous TITAN the Robot.

A display of farm machinery through the ages will be one of the big attractions on the day, with machinery old and new to be displayed in the main ring.

For the first time the show will host one leg of the UK national stick making championships and will see the presentation of the inaugural Peter Yardley Memorial Trophy, for the winner of the 2017 Classic Car competition.

An expanded education area will also be open for children and adults, giving show-goers a chance to enhance their knowledge of farming and agricultural practice, while the countryside area, featuring BASC shotgun coaching and unaffiliated dog show competitions, has also been extended this year.

More than 100 trade stands are set to be present at the show, alongside food and drink outlets, a homecrafts area and a range of children’s amusements for visitors to enjoy.

Charlie Weetman, director of the Kenilworth Show, said: “We’re really excited for this year’s Kenilworth Show and have put a lot of effort to expanding the attractions open to all the family.

“We have a fantastic programme of entertainment on offer and I hope that we see more people on the day than ever before.

“Of course, first and foremost this is an agricultural show and I think that this year’s event is set to showcase everything that is great about farming and associated industries in the region.

“We want to continue to be recognised as one of the top agricultural shows in the country and therefore we are committed to improving what we offer at the show each and every year.

“We’re looking forward to what is set to be a great celebration of agriculture in the region and a brilliant day out for all of the family on June 10.”

Advance tickets for the Kenilworth Show cost £10 and are available from www.kenilworthshow.co.uk.

A free bus service - sponsored by Warwick District Council -will be running to the showgrounds on the hour from Kenilworth Clock Tower, starting from 9am and returning to Kenilworth on the half hour up until 5.30pm.