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Thousands flock to new site to celebrate Kenilworth Show's return


A bumper crowd attended Coventry and Warwickshire’s largest one-day agricultural show as it returned for the first time in three years.


The Kenilworth Show, which is organised by Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), saw thousands of visitors brave the occasional rain to celebrate the best of the region’s agriculture on the weekend of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


It attracted visitors from across the country to its new show site on Stoneleigh Road, part of Stoneleigh Park Estate.


Visitors enjoyed an RAF Spitfire flypast, equine events, dog shows, classic cars and Jubilee cream tea as part of a packed programme of events.


Classic favourites returned including the grand parade of livestock, Dog & Duck, display of modern farm machinery and the Inter Hunt Relay, as well as homecraft and traditional livestock competitions.


The show also featured a Discovery Barn to help visitors learn more about agriculture, farming, horticulture and rural crafts.


Equine competitions and dog shows were also held throughout the day, with over 100 trade stands also setting up at the show.


Charlie Weetman, director of the Kenilworth Show, said: “It was brilliant to be back after three years away and have the chance to host a celebration of agriculture in the region.


“This year’s show held added importance as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and it was wonderful to see people come out in force to celebrate with us at the Kenilworth Show.


“It takes a monumental team effort to put on the show and our team has worked tirelessly for the last 12 months to be able to bring the show back.


“We would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers that helped to make the event possible this year and we look forward to being back again in 2023.”