The Directors of the Gower Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that they intend to hold their annual agricultural show on Sunday 7th August 2022 after the enforced cancellation of the past two years. They wish is to ensure an exciting day filled with the familiar classes with many new displays and attractions for all…
There will be another fantastic range of displays and attractions at the 2020 show – fun and entertaining for all the family, with so much to see and do. The show is held every year 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 compete to see who produces the best grassland. Above all it is a reminder of how very important farming is to our area.
New to the President’s ring this year will be the scurry driving competition, a fast-paced equestrian sport in which a pair of ponies pull a carriage around a course of cones in an attempt to get the fastest time. Ridgeside Falconery will also be returning to the show, this time with lurchers as well the amazing falcons, with displays of showing the working relationship between the dogs and the birds of prey. We’re also delighted to welcome back Meirion Owen and his fun-filled quack pack. Rounding up the attractions in the President’s ring will be a show favourite, the display of fabulous Shire horses in all their glory.
And don’t forget, one of the most popular participation events is the novelty dog show with 13 different categories in which you can enter your pooch.
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 are always fine examples of almost every type of breed, large and small, that you could think of. The competition in the horse rings start at 9 am.
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 Open Cookery tent where the results of home baking are compared. The arts and crafts section always attracts a high number of quality entries and the children’s section is always one to look out for!
In the Honey & Bee tent there will yet again be a wonderful exhibition and you can even get fully suited up and get a really close look at a bee hive.
If you fancy a bit of shopping there are plenty of opportunities to see and buy a variety of traditional crafts, along with the very popular food tents with plenty of samples to taste too. The show has something for the whole family. If you enjoy the countryside come and join us for a really great day out on Sunday 2ndAugust 2020, it ‘s a day not to be missed.