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North Somerset Show Bristol - May Bank Holiday

Published on May 8, 2019 by Clare Cambridge

I enjoyed a fabulous day out on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, at The North Somerset Agricultural Show at Bathing Ponds Fields in Wraxall, Bristol.  It was an early start as I wanted to watch the cattle showing and take lots of photos as this, for me, is the star of the whole show and my family were showing our Jersey and Hereford cattle.  It was a very successful day (although tiring for the team) with great results  - 4-second places, 3-first places and Reserve Champion, what a great way to start the year, at the first show of the season.

 

North Somerset Show Bristol Bank Holiday

The Show is on the first Bank Holiday Monday in May and is run by The North Somerset Agricultural Society, formed out of the North Somerset Ploughing Society in 1840 by a small group of farmers.  Its sole purpose was to further agricultural development by communicating agricultural issues and providing a showpiece to the general public.

This popular event attracts over 20,000 people and showcases local agriculture, food and farming as well as country crafts and pursuits.  Show stoppers are tractor pulling, livestock showing and horse show jumping.  This year was its 160th show.

 

North Somerset Show Bristol Bank Holiday

The show is massive, with so many sporting activities to partake in or to watch.  I think my favourite (after the livestock) was the dog agility competitions, they had 3 rings for different levels of difficulty.  It’s super competitive and the dogs absolutely love it, with some of them barking around the whole course.

You can easily spend a whole day here and be constantly entertained, there are displays and competitions going on all at the same time in different areas of the show.  I wandered for hours and enjoyed every single minute of shopping at the trade stands.  They have all your country needs, including clothing and gifts, crafts, art, photography, pet supplies etc.  A vast array of food stalls inside and out.  All of this is amongst the different arena displays showcasing, sheep shearing, falconry, motor bike displays, strongest man event, Vintage Tractor displays, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Air Rifle Shooting, Blacksmith Competitions, pony games, motorbike displays, the list just goes on and on.

 

North Somerset Show Bristol Bank Holiday

A Great day out – put the date in your diary for next year!

Address - Bathing Pond Fields, Bristol Road, Wraxall, BS48 1NF – Website and useful Information   Printable Map

Gates open to the public at 9.am and close at 5pm - Car parking is free.  Dogs are welcome.

Tickets - Adults £18, Children (15 & under) £8, Children under 5 go free, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £45

 

Independent Review – May 2019

The first of the new season green field experiences this local family friendly show is the perfect size to get around in a day, see old faces, learn new ideas, inspire the next generation and generally appreciate how lucky we all are to live locally in the beautiful farmer-friendly county of Somerset ... whether you like tractors, animals, games, sports, shopping, eating, drinking, chatting, bartering ... watching or doing it you can pretty much do all of this with the whole family in tow !

 

Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy the content – contact me for further information or visit our Website www.buryhillfarmbristol.com

 

You may also be interested in - 21  great things to do in Bristol - A Picture and Video Guide

 

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Hello my name is Clare, I'm married with 3 children. We live on the farm. The Holiday Accommodation is part of an 8 acre small holding, which we've been renting out since 2009. We have chickens and a small number of pedigree Cows. The Holiday Home is completely separate from the Farm Area and has it's own parking spaces for at least 6 vehicles. We have had many guests and really enjoy sharing our local knowledge with them, if there's anything you need to know, just ask.
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