This year’s Ashwell Show, held on August Bank Holiday Monday, will host exhilarating camel racing for the first time in its 99 year history. This attraction promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with the camels and their jockeys dressed in fantastically colourful Arabian-style outfits. And what’s more – there’s the chance to actually meet the camels in-between races and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Other hooved events include the horse show, which continues to go from strength-to-strength, and will have more events in the main ring this year for all to enjoy. The horse schedule is now available on the Ashwell Show website for those who want to enter.
Ashwell’s other firm favourite – the dog show – is sure to be great fun too, so bring down your pooch to enter the competition and join in the fun.
Those who have been to the Ashwell Show before will be pleased to see the event’s traditional displays, including: the birds of prey demonstration; hounds display; vintage cars; tractors; craft tent; craft demonstrations; and shopping stands.
For families there’s hours of fun with free face painting, free children’s craft tent, children’s entertainer, climbing wall, archaeological dig, and pony rides.
When it comes to food, this year’s show is set to have more choice than ever before, including yummy cakes served up by the Ashwell WI, fresh food choices with global cuisine, plus a prosecco bar and beer tent.
Prices and Information
Entry prices: adults £9, concessions and under 18s £5, under 5s free.
Free parking. Advance tickets available at a 20% discount from www.ashwellshow.co.uk
Gates open 8.30am to 5pm.
The Ashwell Show is run by volunteers, and over the last ten years, the Show has raised more than £100,000 for local clubs, societies and organisations. Please come and support the show!