For those of you who do not know me, my name is Emily Gordon, I come from the pretty village of Ilston although spend my weekdays as a trainee land agent in Pembrokeshire. I read welsh at university and having worked for HSBC bank and Swansea Cork Ferries in accounting, took a career change last…
There was a fantastic range of new displays and attractions at the 2018 show – fun and entertaining for all the family, with so much to see and do. The show was held in the beautiful grounds of Penrice Castle Park, Reynoldston, by kind permission of the Methuen-Campbell family.
The Gower Show aims to be a very traditional agricultural show, a chance for local farmers to get together and bring along examples of their best stock, including cattle, sheep, pigs and piglets. The local farmers also enter samples of their crops and and compete to see who produces the best grassland. Above all it is a reminder of how very important farming is to our area.
Horses are always very popular at the Show and attract a very high standard of competition throughout all the horse showing sections. The horse schedule has over 90 classes and there were fine examples of almost every type of breed, large and small, that you could think of. The competition in the horse rings commenced at 9.00am.
In the white marquees dotted around the castle field you will find the other sections of the show such as Horticulture with artistic flower arranging, the Cookery & WI tent where the results of home baking were compared. The title of the children’s classes were connected with things related to the seaside and the children really did enjoy creating their selfie photos, decorated pebbles and wonderful seaside creatures made from re-cycled materials.
In the Honey & Bee tent there was a wonderful exhibition and you could even get fully suited up and get a really close look at a bee hive.
If you fancied a bit of shopping there were plenty of opportunities to see and buy lots of examples of traditional crafts, and the every popular food tent with plenty of samples to taste!
The show had something for the whole family. If you enjoy the countryside come and join us for a really great day out on Sunday 4 August 2019, it ‘s a day not to be missed.