These are some of the amazing attractions enjoyed by visitors at the 2017 Gower Show:
Mid Wales Axe Racing Team
This year, we are delighted to welcome the Mid Wales Axe Racing Team who are skilled chainsaw operators and, during their act, will be carving of objects for presentation to children in the audience.
They will also be showcasing a number of dramatic and exciting challenges including chainsaw races against a two- man crosscut saw, a standing block and underhand block race plus a springboard tree climb.
“The Little Nippers” – Terrier Racing Team
Having made their 1st visit to Gower Show two years ago, back by popular demand we welcome "Little Nippers". Phill Gibbons and his racing terriers are one of the leading terrier racing display teams in the country today. These great little dogs will have you in fits of laughter with their crazy antics. Members of the audience are encouraged to take part with their own dogs too. Even the kids have a chance to participate and can race against one of these little terriers.
Novelty Dog Show
An event that increases in popularity every year, the Novelty Dog Show is back and we are expecting a record number of entries. There will be two rings running sim simultaneously starting at 1pm.
So if you have a pretty pup, come down and enter your pooch in this year’s Novelty Dog Show event.
Entry is just £2 per category and tickets can be collected from the Banwen Miners Hounds stall at the entrance to the main President’s show ring.
Entry is just £2 per category and tickets can be collected from the Banwen Miners Hounds stall at the entrance to the main President’s show ring.Due to the popularity of this event, again this year we will have 2 rings operating at the same time as follows:
|Ring 1 (Starts 1 pm)||Ring 2 (Starts 1 pm)|
|Class 1||Best long coat||Class 6||Best short coat|
|Class2||Best long tail||Class 7||Best short tail|
|Class 3||Best cross breed||Class 8||Best pure breed|
|Class 4||Best golden oldie||Class 9||Best puppy|
|Class 5||Prettiest bitch||Class 10||Most handsome dog|
|First Available Ring|
|Class 11||Child handler (child 16 years old and under)|
|Class 12||Dog with the waggiest tail|
|Class 13||Dog the judge would like to take home!|
Overall champion - Open to the first prize placed exhibitor in classes 1 to 13.
The Banwen Miners Hunt
The Banwen Miners Hunt was formed in 1962/3 and was originally run by the inhabitants of the little colliery village of Banwen, although it is now as cosmopolitan as any other hunt.
The hunt meet regularly, holding point-to-points and attend many agricultural shows including the Royal Welsh.
We are pleased to welcome the Banwen Miners Master with his hounds into the President’s Display Ring
again this year.
Rural crafts and Country skills
After it's outstanding success last year, the rural crafts and country skills will be returning this year with added attractions. More details will follow. The exhibitors will be in full traditional costume and you will have a chance to talk to them and even have a go at some of these skills. Make sure you go and see the exhibition and find out what is involved in keeping these traditional crafts alive.
(Clockwise from top - Hurdle making, Hedge-laying, Thatching, Wheelwright)
(Clockwise from top - Cider Press, Cider workers, Cider press engine)