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Countdown on for Shropshire County Show 2022
26 Apr 2022
by Showground team

The countdown is on for the Shropshire County Show which is taking place at the West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday, May 28th.

Yes, our brilliant showpiece event is back to normal this year and once again promises to be one of the biggest and most spectacular events to be held locally in 2022 - with thousands of visitors expected to attend on the day.

It’s all here

We can’t tell you just how much we have enjoyed returning to a level of normality in planning this year’s show and we have once again put together a programme which will have something to interest everyone - regardless of age and interests.

Shropshire County Show is a mainstay on the local events calendar and an event which traditionally is a celebration of the important role the agricultural industry plays in so many people’s lives. The attractions are booked and all we need now is for you to take advantage of our advanced tickets offer, so get them ordered online now and you can start looking forward to a great day’s entertainment.

Our varied programme includes music, main arena entertainment and a full itinerary of livestock classes. We also have the additional interest of a qualifying round for the Horse of the Year Show for shire horses.

Plenty to see

We have had a great response for our livestock classes, which include heavy horses, in hand and ridden hunter, veteran horses, Shetland ponies, children’s pony and fancy dress. Other attractions include mountain bikers, mediaeval jousting with the Knights of Nottingham, a sheep, dogs and ducks display, Ridgeside Falconry, and an outdoor gym.

There’s no need to go hungry, either, as we will have a varied choice of food and drink available on the day. There’s a range of other trade stalls setting up shop on the showground - so much to see, making it difficult for our visitors to fit it all in and get around everything in just one day!

Music will be provided by Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, the Wirral Pipe Band, taiko drummers, an opera singer and a ukulele band, and we will have the wonderful sight of a World War Two Hurricane flypast, providing the weather is good to us.

Canoeing will be available for aged eights and over and kids zone, which includes face painting, a juggler, wildlife show, monster truck ride and a magician will cater for our younger visitors. The majority of things are free in the kids zone on the day.

Booking tickets

Tickets are selling well and we advise people to buy in advance - children are free with tickets bought in advance but there will be an admission fee for children if paying on the day.

The planning and preparations are now well under way and we just can’t wait for the gates to open. Save the date for Saturday, May 28th when all roads lead to the West Midlands Showground. We look forward to seeing you here!