Show Attractions 2014
(May be subject to change without prior notice) 2014 attractions to be confirmed. In the Centre Ring
Mounted GamesAlways a popular attraction this branch of equestrian sport consists of very fast races, exciting for participants and spectators alike, performed by excellent riders on well-trained ponies. They require a high degree of athletic ability, good riding skills, hand-to-eye coordination, general determination to see things through to the end no matter what, and a competitive spirit which nevertheless requires an ability to work together with other riders and a willingness to help one another.
The games are played by teams, pairs or individuals. Whichever format is chosen, the same general rules apply: no whips, no spurs, no bad or un-sporting behaviour. Come cheer on your county’s team as they compete in this fast paced exciting competition!
The Grand Parade
The Grand Parade is the traditional procession of all the livestock and heavy horse winners into the centre ring to collect their trophies. It is a good opportunity to see many different breeds of animal, often some of the best examples in the country.
Pony Club Musical Ride
An additional attraction this year, a different musical ride or quadrille will take place each day in Ring Two. The Musical Ride fills the ring with movement, children ride horses in circles and straight lines and formations in rhythm to music. This display also teaches the riders to consider others in the ride and so learn to work as part of a team.
"Oh we do like to be beside the seaside"
With weathermen predicting blue skies and sunshine for August, we are once again bringing the seaside to Bakewell. A sandy beach in an open-sided marquee will shade the beach so children can play safely, buckets and spades can be either brought or borrowed (returnable deposit of £1 applies). With deck chairs provided for supervising adults, donkey rides and a Punch and Judy Show the beach is always very popular with the whole family.
The Village Green
15 Minute Theatre
Our ever popular 15
minute theatre by the Storybag Theatre company will also be back with a
new performance... more information to follow.Music to our EarsDuring your day why not take five minutes to sit down, have an ice cream and enjoy the atmosphere provided on our Village Green Provided by both Jed Hone’s Jazz Band and Bakewell Silver Band.
Food & FarmingThe Sheep Show - Edu-tainment at its best
The Sheepshow is a fun and educational live show of sheep breeds and shearing. It is seen at numerous outdoor events throughout the year from the North of Scotland to Cornwall and even Northern Ireland and is fun for all ages. It is both entertaining and educational and is set on the back of a 40’ stage trailer where the sheep are introduced on to the stage ".It’s a bit like Miss World in sheep" says New Zealander Richard Savory who owns and operates the show from their farm in Norfolk.
The sheep ,with names like Nobby the Norfolk horn and Susie the Southdown are clapped onto the stage where they stand on their podiums for the 30 minute show ,there is then a well commentated shearing demonstration showing how you get wool from the sheep’s back to a jumper to wear. "Don’t miss The Sheepshow shuffle". Yes, dancing sheep!
“Great fun, brilliantly presented and what great sheep.”The Murmuring Wheel Group
“Still talking about the dancing sheep and it’s 5 days later.”
Now you know which sheep are which, and where wool comes from why not walk next door the the murmuring wheel group and see how a raw fleece is turned into a blanket, scarf or jumper.
Vegetable entertainer Madam Zucchini will be performing her "5 a day" vegetable theatre show in Competitive Horticulture. Locally grown heroes Peter Parsnip & Lois Leek battle to save the world from the Artificial Cheese Beast! Kids can watch her entertaining show and help save the world by creating their own vegetable superhero!
AND OUTSIDE SEEPolly's Parrot Roadshow John Pollard,
with his feathered companions, is guaranteed to entertain and amuse,
giving the audience a wonderfully memorable experience. Over the years
John Pollard has established himself as “The Parrot Man” with the
original Mobile Parrot Show. Entertaining, Informative, educational,
colourful, unpredictable and above all a fun show! All of this and more
is what you will get with Polly’s Parrots Road Show, entertainment
across all age ranges. Other Attractions at the 2014 Bakewell Show Include: Wednesday
* Cattle Judging – from 9.45 in the ABC area
* Show Jumping
* Goat Show – behind the ABC
* Rabbit Show
* Arab & Palomino Classes
* Veteran Classes
* Heritage Classes
* Working Hunter Ponies Thursday
* Commercial Beef Classes
* Sheep Judging – behind the ABC
* Light Trade
* In-hand Heavy Horses* Private Driving & Concours D’elegance
* Vintage Motorbikes
* Pigeon & Poultry Competitions* Parade of Hounds Both Days
* Heavy Horse Turnouts
* Scurry Driving
* Horticulture Show
* Dog Show
* Samsalin Dog Crèche
* Vintage Farm Machinery
* Floral Art Show
* Craft Tent
* Fisherman’s Walk
* Dairy & Meat Products Competition
* Cookery demonstrations
* Craft & Home Economics Display by the WI
* Children’s Fairground Rides* Vintage & Classic Cars