Thousands expected for 75th annual Kenilworth Show
Thousands are expected to flock to this year’s Kenilworth Show for a taste of the best that country life has to offer.
The largest one-day agricultural show in Coventry and Warwickshire attracted more than 12,000 people to the showgrounds opposite Stoneleigh Park last year and is expecting huge crowds again on Saturday, June 9.
It will be a milestone 75th annual show, which has been organised by the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS) since 1943, and will feature a vast entertainment and agricultural programme.
A full programme of entertainment is highlighted by performances from Bolddog Lings Motor Cycle Display Team - Honda’s official and the UK’s number one motorcycle display team.
The main ring will also feature a grand parade of award-winning livestock, the RPM Biketrials Display Team, a display of modern and traditional farm machinery and the return of the popular Dog and Duck Show, along with terrier racing.
An expanded education area will be open for visitors throughout the day. It will give show-goers a chance to learn more about farming and agriculture from leading institutions including Moreton Morrell College, which is part of Warwickshire College Group (WCG).
The countryside area has also been extended again for this year and will feature archery, air rifle challenges and BASC shotgun coaching, along with gundog scurry.
It will also feature the traditional country show livestock and homecraft competitions - with more than 600 entries in the homecraft marquee and nearly 300 entries in the cattle and sheep section.
Horse enthusiasts can visit the equine area with heavy horses and carriages alongside a packed schedule of equine competitions – as horses and riders compete to be named Supreme Champion.
Charlie Weetman, director of the Kenilworth Show, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating 75 years of the Kenilworth Show and this year we have expanded the show yet again.
“We have worked hard to put on a diverse range of attractions and entertainment but most importantly we will be showcasing the very best of the region’s agriculture.
“It will be a celebration of rural life in Coventry and Warwickshire and we hope that everyone on the day enjoys the new attractions we have introduced.
“It really is a great day out for all the family and I hope we can welcome familiar faces and some new to celebrate three quarters of a century of the Kenilworth Show on June 9.”
A free shuttle bus will run from Kenilworth Clock Tower to the show on the hour throughout the day - which is in walking distance of the newly-opened Kenilworth train station.
Entry to the Kenilworth Show starts from 9am on the day and children under 16 enter for free.
Advance tickets cost £10 and are available from Kenilworth Library or online at www.kenilworthshow.co.uk.