Rain fails to dampen spirits at the Countess of Warwick’s Country Show
PUBLISHED: 08:34 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 30 August 2018
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Thousands descended upon Little Easton for the 29th Countess of Warwick’s Country Show over the bank holiday weekend.
Although the rain kept all but the most enthusiastic visitors away on Sunday, organisers estimate between 6 and 7,000 attended the show on Monday, which fundraises for local churches.
This year 60 children, the highest number yet, took part in egg and spoon races and visitors could also see classic cars, equestrian events and a ploughing match.
Tim Turner, who has been organising the show for 18 years, said: “People have come up to us with some very nice comments. They like the traditional aspect like the horticultural marquee and the competition for children to build an animal from vegetables.”
Tim’s highlight of the show was seeing the Comtois horses, which have a distinctive blonde mane and tail.
The team which organises the show now have four weeks before they start organising next year’s event.