The Newbury and District Agricultural Society, which organises the Royal Berkshire Show, is celebrating its centenary in 2009.
This two-day event, held in mid-September at Newbury Showground, celebrates the region’s farming and rural communities. Livestock shows are the highlights of the event – with grand parades of champion cattle. There are also agricultural and countryside stands, a harvest festival service, a countryside pageant, a show garden, coaching parades, heavy horse displays, and scurry racing (ponies ‘scurrying’ around a twisting course).
On both days the cream of British show jumping is on display in the main arena – the final of the Show Jumping Series is a fitting climax to the show.
There are more than 500 stalls, offering visitors a real taste of the countryside, with plenty of local produce on display.
Royal Berks Show
Newbury Showground, Thatcham, Berkshire
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