Clovelly Court welcomes the 130th Woolsery and District Agricultural Show on 30 July 2012. Thousands of spectators regularly attend the show to enjoy watching the horse, pony, sheep and cattle rings and visiting the large range of local craft and food and drink exhibitors.
The 2012 show promises to be the best yet and features a main ring display of Farming Through the Ages as well as a display of Vintage Vehicles, Mounted Games and a hound display with at least seven packs in the ring at one time.
The first Woolsery Show took place in 1882 when several Woolsery farmers were arguing as to whom had the best colt sired by a particular stallion and it was decided to settle the question by calling in a judge. There has been an annual event held ever since, missing only the war years and those afflicted by Foot and Mouth Disease.
Held on one of the most picturesque show sites in the West Country; the Woolsery and District Agricultural Show is still run as these events used to be; by friendly local farmers who are passionate about the show.
Woolsery caters for all catagories of horses and ponies both ridden and in hand, as well as driven and has proved to be a lucretive venue for trade stands. The sheep and cattle rings display a large number of animals both native and continental with a particularly big entry in the Red Ruby Devon classes.
The craft and handicraft marquees are a treasure trove of visual delights while in the Food and Farming tent locally produced food can be purchased or just sampled. In addition trade stands selling almost everything from jewellery to tractors enable visitors to indulge in a little retail therapy. The addition of a dog show rounds off a lovely day of entertaintment for all. All proceeds from the show are going to Research into Heart Disease.
The Woolsery and District Agricultural Show
Monday 30 July 2012
Clovelly Court Gardens Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA
For information contact Pat Martin on 01409 241331