The Sheep Show
The Sheep Show is EDU-tainment at it’s best. A live stage show, appearing at over 120 outdoor shows throughout the country from the Orkney Isles to the Royal Cornwall. Presented in humorous kiwi style, the show introduces us to 9 different breeds of sheep, each with a story to tell and are welcomed on to the stage by their own theme tune, “Lenny the Lincoln Long wool” arrives to a great Bob Marley tune (very apt for a sheep that has natural dread locks).We are then given a very informative shearing display and learn more about wool. However, just to add to this already humorous but educational show, the sheep then do The Sheep Show Shuffle, Yes,Dancing sheep !!.
The Quack Pack
Meirion Owen's Quack Pack provides hilariously entertaining duck herding demonstrations for the general public and corporate clients. The Quack Pack team of border collies and comical Indian Runner ducks provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays at local, regional and national shows, as well as private events.
Birds of Prey
The JRCS Falconry Team has been a regular visitor at the show for many years. They will be appearing in the arena with a spectacular close up flying demonstration and a chance for the public to get involved, close up to these magnificent birds. There is also a large display of birds at their stand. Jan, a falconer with many years' experience, started his professional career with the Bird of Prey display team at Woburn Abbey. His work has covered every aspect of rearing, training, working with and caring for a wide range of birds of prey. JCRS Falconry has a private collection of over 25 birds, which are all bred in captivity and loved and well cared for. From the beautiful barn owl to the hunting hawk to the feisty falcon and canny kestrel, there's sure to be a bird for everyone.
Punch & Judy Show
Professor Twist will be entertaining children (and adults) with a traditional Punch and Judy shows. Punch and Judy have entertained many generations and are still very popular.
There will be two shows near the Village Marquee. Listen out for announcements to confirm the times and location.
Leicestershire & Rutland BeeKeepers Association
The Leicestershire & Rutland Beekeepers Association was founded in April 1882 and was registered as a Charity on 11 November 1980. It is a not for profit organisation. Our object is to preserve the honey bee, by promoting the craft of beekeeping and educating the public about the benefit of bees in the environment. All funds are directed towards this objective. Each year we provide practical training courses to improve bee husbandry for both beginners and the more experienced beekeepers. We arrange a lecture programme during the winter and also publish six newsletters annually. During the summer our demonstration tent tours shows allowing around 1000 children to handle bees safely. We also provide beekeeping taster days for adults interested in beekeeping and we currently have 310 active members. Leicestershire & Rutland Beekeepers Association is registered as Charity www.lrbka.org.
Wide selections of vintage vehicles are on display from near and far. The display includes commercial vehicle from days past, vintage motorbikes and cars. Many of the owners will be on hand to tell the individual histories.
Local owners have brought along a selection of their machines along this year. There will hopefully also be a more modern example - harvest allowing.
Mrs Vincent of East Leake will be demonstrating the art of spinning using locally produced wool.
A flower display can be found in the Horticultural tent provided by Ulverscroft Grange Nurseries. Plants will also be available for sale.
The Mark IV Zephyr and Zodiac Owners Club
The club was established in 1983 by a few keen owners with the purpose of keeping Mark IV's on the road when parts became a problem. We produce a quarterly magazine and also have several meetings a year. Since 1989 the club has attended the Sutton Bonington show for its A.G.M..
St Annes Art Group (StAart) Again
A group of local artists, who hold regular local meetings in the village, will be displaying and selling a sample of their impressive work. If you have artistic skills or just fancy having a go then have a chat to this group of enthusiasts.
A selection of hand picked quality trade stalls selling a wide variety of items such as high quality garden furniture, plants and gifts plus many more.
Great Food Stalls
A selection of good traditional British foods to buy
All information is provided in good faith, however the Show Committee reserve the right to change any part of the event without notice
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