ABOUT THE SHOW
Woodhall Spa Country Show was founded by a group of livestock and vintage enthusiasts, the hub of the show still revolves around the cattle, sheep, poultry and vintage sections, keeping the show in touch with its roots.
Every year an agricultural theme is followed throughout the Show. The theme for 2018 is Sheep Breeds.
The country theme continues with the opportunities to try local food from the many and varied food producers and caterers around the ground. There is a craft tent and a number of wonderful heritage displays in their own marquee. Retail therapy is readily available since there are plenty of opportunities to shop for everything from a pencil to a new car.
Cattle and Sheep classes, parades of vehicles, tractors, David Faulkners Scurry Driving team and our Main Attraction confirmed now The Sheep Show.
The Sheep Show is EDU-tainment at its best. A live stage show offering up to 4 x 30 minute shows a day, appearing at over 120 outdoor shows throughout the country from the Orkney Isles to the Royal Cornwall .
Presented in humorous kiwi style the show introduces us to 9 different breeds of sheep, each with a story to tell and are welcomed on to the stage by their own theme tune. ‘Lenny the Lincoln Long wool’ arrives to a great Bob Marley tune (very apt for a sheep that has natural dread locks). We are then given a very informative shearing display and learn more about wool.
However, just to add to this already humorous but educational show, the sheep then do The Sheep Show Shuffle, Yes Dancing sheep!!.
“The 30 minute show is cleverly devised, highly entertaining and extremely informative – a rare combination”.
“Brilliant show, laughed and laughed – the highlight of the day “.
What Can I see
Livestock judging will be going on until 3.30 p.m. when the champion animal from each species arrives in the Main Ring for the ‘Best Live Exhibit in Show’ class. When not doing their ring parade we have classic Vehicles and Vintage tractors to see and just near by the Vintage Stationary Engines if your interested in early mechanical technology. It’s well worth taking a look at some of the early attempts to resolve design problems before the electric motor came along and replaced them as a power source in the workshops and on the farms.
We hope to illustrate our theme with exhibits of sheep from different breeds and show how they have developed through history, starting with the Primitive Soay through to the modern meat producing Continental Breeds
What can I do
Throw a pot on a wheel, have a go on the bouncy castle and check out our entertainment trailer where we have a full programme planned through out the day.
The Craft tent is always worth a perusal and remember to keep an eye on the Main Ring for all the different things we shall have going on in there.
What Can I eat
Catering and food sections are subscribed to the limit of the allotted space available with an attempt to broaden the range on offer. Some traditional and some not so traditional flavours, a good old fashioned stuffed chine roll or Indonesian noodles if your taste is slightly more adventurous. Altogether the committee believes this year’s show offers an especially interesting and entertaining time for you all to enjoy.