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Staffordshire County Show 2024 General Press Release

The Staffordshire County Show will be held on Wednesday 29th May and Thursday 30th May, during half term, just four miles from Stafford town centre and attracting more than 50000 visitors over the two days. The Show offers something for visitors of all ages, and we are delighted to announce this year’s main attraction is the world famous JCB Dancing Diggers. Who can fail to be impressed as these huge machines pirouette around the Main Ring. Youngsters will delight in watching them and enjoy all the other attractions from riding on the narrow-gauge steam railway to traditional attractions such as Punch & Judy and donkey rides.

In the Country Pursuits Arena there will be an incredible demonstration of dog agility and obedience from the West Lancs Dog Display Team, watch them jump through hoops of fire, race through tunnels and walk the high plank. Visitors can also watch the birds of prey display, the ferret roadshow, demonstrations of fly fishing and the opportunity to walk an alpaca.

A packed Main Ring programme includes the JCB Dancing Diggers, The Mounted Games, a fast paced team competition testing the riders athletic ability, agility and precision; Show Jumping and Parade of Hounds (Wednesday), the Young Farmer’s Floats (Thursday), as well as the Grand Parade of Livestock.

Around the Showground there will be demonstrations of traditional rural crafts such as thatching, coracle making and drystone walling as well as vintage car and agricultural machinery displays. However, at the heart of this traditional County Show that has been held for over two hundred years is livestock with over a thousand cattle, sheep, pigs and goats and over fifteen hundred horses and ponies.

There are a number of competitions and shows within the Show including the Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling, the Farriery Competition, watch blacksmiths make and fit shoes to the horse, the Poultry, Guinea Pig and Rabbit Shows, as well as the Bee & Honey Show with a working hive. In addition, the Dog Show will attract around 2,000 dogs.

There is so much for youngsters to see and do with the children’s farm, fairground rides and the giant tortoises to visit.

Shopaholics will be able to browse over four hundred trade stands selling everything from cars to hot tubs. In addition, there is a food hall selling a range of mouth-watering local produce.

Once again, we are pleased that Rea Valley Tractors and Dunstall Holdings will be the event’s main sponsor.

Further details about the Show are available on the website at www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk or follow us on Facebook @staffscountyshow.