THE sun came out to welcome around 4000 visitors to Drymen Show last weekend – and there was something for everyone at what is thought to be the longest-running one day shows in Scotland.
Indeed the reach and format of the show has grown since the first show in 1816 with over 300 entries in agricultural sections including cattle, Clydesdale horses in hand and with turnouts (wagons), Highland ponies and nine breeds of sheep. Light horse section – with classes in showing and jumping – and a dog section.
But with more than 60 trade show stands and stalls, falconry and cycle displays, a funfair and live music there was much more than livestock on show.
The vintage tractors and implements is a relatively new section and appeared to be a popular attraction. Vice chairman Wendy Gillon tells G63: “Our latest addition is the Drymen Show Bake Off which is open to anyone who isn’t in the rural and judged by the rural.We had 12 entries of victoria sponges and the winner was Gemma Nicholson from Balfron.”
All the results are available at the Drymen Show website.
Wendy adds: “A huge thanks to all our members, the committee, the numerous helpers who just turn up the week and day of the show and help pull it all together, all those who showed whether it was their fantastic animals, implements, produce, crafts etc, all the trade stands, sponsors, various entertainment and finally the public.
“The show wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for all of you – here’s to next year! Our 200th year!”
Planning for next year’s show – which is scheduled for Saturday 28 May – will start soon with promises of more of the same and something extra special to mark its 200th year.
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