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A look ahead to the 2013 Cheshire County Show - June 18th -19th

PUBLISHED: 10:25 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2013

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Kangaroo Kid

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A visit from HRH The Princess Royal will mark the 175th anniversary of the Cheshire County Show

Words by Rob Tickle

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As Cheshire Agricultural society celebrates its 175th anniversary, organisers of the Cheshire County Show are gearing up for another action-packed event at the Tabley Showground on June 18 and 19.

A visit from royalty will mark the special milestone as HRH The Princess Royal, who has also agreed to be the shows president for 2013, will visit the showground on the second day.

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With its roots firmly embedded in Cheshires rich farming history the shows focus will once again be on the animals including the English National Show for Simmental cattle and a first class at the event for South Devon cattle. There will also be thousands of other livestock, horses and dogs in competition.

The Sainsburys Agri-Centre will also keep the shows agricultural heritage alive with the wider public as members of the countys farming community demonstrate the methods used to get milk, cheese, meat and other foodstuffs onto supermarket shelves.

The public also get the chance see a variety of rural pastimes including falconry, ferreting and a pack of hounds in the Countryside Experience Area.

A thrilling schedule is planned for the main ring where attractions will include a display by one of the worlds leading stunt motorcyclists Matt Coulter AKA The Kangaroo Kid . Therell be stirring live music from the Scots Guard Association Pipe and Drum Band who return by popular demand.

Visitors will also be able to sample to culinary delights of the Roberts Speciality Food Hall, where over 100 food producers from Cheshire and across the UK will display tasty treats.

In the Food Live Theatre some of the North Wests top chefs will give cookery demonstrations including Simon Rimmer, on Tuesday, and Nigel Haworth on Wednesday.

Masterchef: The Professionals winner Claire Lara, from Wirral, and TV chefs Brian Mellor and Sean Wilson will also be showcasing a range of culinary delights on both days of the show.

Chairman of the Show Tony Garnett said: This years show will be a true celebration of Cheshires agricultural heritage but also a great celebration of the agricultural professionals that continue to make the county such a vibrant farming community.

For more information visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk

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