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Frome Show tipped to be the ‘best ever’

FROME Show returns on Saturday 14th September, promising a great day out for the whole family. frome, somerset, frome show, scurry racing,

And with admission prices held at 2012 prices, organisers hope families and visitors will be able to enjoy one of the area’s most popular annual events without worrying about the cost.

Highlights of the day will be demonstrations in the Cheese Pavilion’s AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre by celebrity chef Ed Baines, one of the judges on ITV’s hugely successful Britain’s Best Dish; and there will be non-stop action from start to finish with Bolddog Lings, the UK’s number one motorcycle display team.

The Rockwood Dog Display Team will take their audience through every aspect of dog training from obedience performed to music, to dogs jumping through hoops, agility, fly ball and much more; and the Ridgeside Lurchers who will invite visitors to experience the full speed hunting abilities of the lurcher with a fast, action-packed demonstration and informative and humorous commentary.

Claire Whiteley and her sheepdogs and ducks will also take to the arena, with the dogs working to both whistle and verbal commands, illustrating in a special way the communication between the dog and its handler. All that is in addition to the competitions to find the best of the UK’s cattle, sheep and goats, a chance to enjoy some of the finest of local foods, to admire the skills and artistry of the many entrants in the home and handicraft classes and to see how many ancient countryside skills are being kept alive by craftsmen and women on the approach to the fast evolving countryside pursuits area.

This year there will also be even more stands than ever before for visitors to enjoy.

Show secretary Brenda Scott said, “Last year’s show was the best in our 150 years plus history, and all the signs are that this year’s will be just as good – if not better.

“Gates open at 8.30am so why not come early on one of the free buses which will be running all day between a number of locations in and around Frome and enjoy what’s shaping up to be a great day out.”

Tickets for this year’s show are now available – and there are some great bargains for those who buy theirs in advance. For instance, a family ticket, which will admit two adults and three children to the show, costs £20 if bought ahead of the show while on the gate, entry will cost £28.

Adult admission is £13 on the day, £10 in advance, while senior citizens will be asked to pay £11 on the day unless they buy their tickets in advance when the cost is £8.

Show secretary Brenda Scott said that admission prices had also been held at the 2012 level as the show’s organisers were very much aware of the pressures on family budgets and wanted visitors to be able to enjoy one the area’s most popular annual events without worrying about the cost.

Tickets are now available from Tourist Information Centres and from a number of local retailers and can also be bought from the show’s website,, where there is full information about the show, the day’s programme and advice on getting to the show’s West Woodlands Showground home.

Pictured: Scurry racing, introduced at last year’s Frome Show, brings all the thrills (but hopefully not the spills) of chariot racing to the West Woodlands Showground where they will be a “must see” attraction at this year’s show.