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Count Down to a Bumper, 2024 Staffordshire County Show
 
Final preparations are underway for the fabulous, Staffordshire County Show next week on Wednesday 29th May and Thursday 30th May, record crowds are expected during the Children’s Half term holiday week. The Show offers something for every visitor, and we are delighted that the World Famous JCB Dancing Diggers will return to the Show after some five years, performing in the main ring twice each day.
There is plenty for children of all ages to see and do with the Punch and Judy Show, Donkey Rides, , Miniature Railway rides, a Childrens Farm, Fairground rides and so much more.  Down in the Country Pursuits area, The West Lancs Dog Display Team will be performing an incredible demonstration of dog agility and obedience. There is also the opportunity to watch the farriery competition, get up close and personal with giant tortoises, handle ferrets and try your hand at walking an alpaca. Visitors can also watch the birds of prey display, the ferret roadshow, and have a go at scaling the climbing wall supplied by Staffordshire Girl Guides.
Trade stands are at an all-time high so there will be plenty of opportunities for some retail therapy. Shopaholics will be able to browse over four hundred trade stands and find something for every taste and budget. The Food Hall in the Prestwood Centre has expanded to include an additional two rows of stands selling a range of mouth-watering food and drink. A traditional Craft Fair is also open to visitors at no extra charge and is located close to the main gate.
At the heart of this traditional County Show is the livestock competitions with over a thousand cattle, sheep, pigs and goats and over fifteen hundred horses and ponies. There are also Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Competitions, a Rabbit and Cavy Show (Thursday) and the Dog Show attracting entries of around 2,000 dogs.  
When it’s time to take a break what better way to relax than having a picnic next to the bandstand listening to the brass band or the jazz band. However, for something more tranquil there is a twelve-acre wood – ideal for a walk in the shade or a quiet picnic.
            Once again, we are delighted that Rea Valley Tractors and Dunstall Holdings will be the event’s main sponsor, please do visit their trade stand on the corner of the main ring, to see the latest display of New Holland, JCB and Kuhn tractors.
Early Bird tickets, offer a good saving and are still on sale but only until Saturday, 25th May, outlets are listed on our website www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk. Full price tickets will be available after this time on our website and indeed at the Show on the gate.