Herts County Show countdown - A family day out on May 28 and 29

Taking place on May 28 and 29, the Hertfordshire County Show will be a fun, family day out, giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn about farming and the countryside. Find out more here...

Countdown to the Herts County Show

EVERY year thousands of people across Hertfordshire head for Redbourn to enjoy the Hertfordshire County Show. And this year will be no exception.

Taking place on May 28 and 29, the show will be a fun, family day out, giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn about farming and the countryside.

This will be the 125th show and it will be jam-packed with all your favourites, including all-inclusive entertainment – once you have paid your admission you will be able to enjoy the entertainment free of charge.

Here is just some of what's in store: All-human circus, simulator rides, Punch & Judy, climbing wall, face painting, food & farming marquee, Motorama exhibitors, rabbits, poultry & goats, vintage machinery, craft marquees, shopping marquee plus showjumping and a full Grand Ring programme including Royal British Legion Band, eagle & vulture display, parade of cattle, Shetland Pony Gold Cup, Herts Farmers Forktruck Display, Tug of War, The Devil’s Horsemen, Bold Dog Motorbike Stunt Team.

The show organisers pride themselves on making the show value for money with a family ticket at just �30.40 if purchased in advance.

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To buy tickets call 0844 850 2122.

Schools do their bit

Schoolchildren are being encouraged to get creative for this year’s show.

Show organisers, Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, are inviting schoolchildren to take part in a competition to write a poem about farm animals.

The winning three schools will receive �150 cash prize and a free class ticket to Willows Farm Village in London Colney (schools will have to make their own transport arrangements).

Every school that enters will receive one complimentary advance family ticket (2 adults + 2 children,) worth �30.40, to the show.

There are three age categories – 3 to 6 years, 7 to 9 years, 9 to 11 years – and schools can enter all three categories but can only submit one entry per category.

Once in-school judging has taken place, schools should post their entries by Friday May 13, 2011 to: County Show competition, Room 322, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DQ.

The poems will be displayed at the show and final judging will take place on the Saturday morning. There will be one winner per category.