Historical focus for Drymen Show

DRYMEN Show celebrates 200 years of Strathendrick Agricultural Society with a special 200th tent at this year’s event to be held on Saturday 28 May at the showfield by Drymen Bridge.

The 200th tent will celebrate all things Drymen Show and agriculture from the last 200 years with a wide range of photos, trophies and other artefacts on display to allow visitors to find out how the show began and developed over the years.

The show itself, however, is in its 188th year due to two world wars and other setbacks including foot and mouth outbreaks.

While the show’s usual agricultural and light horse classes will feature the best of livestock from across Scotland and beyond, this year’s agricultural classes will, for the first time, be judged by an all female panel.

The show will also boast a range of other attractions many of which are supported by local communities including the rural tent, where local associations will demonstrate a range of skills and host the show’s Bake Off entries.

The schools’ tent, will showcase a fantastic array of art and literature work from across a number of local schools and a craft tent will give visitors the chance to view and buy work from various small, local businesses

There’s something for everyone at the show – from  five-a-side football to the rabbits and pets tent where some of Scotland’s best rabbits will be judged and visitors will have the opportunity to pet these and other farm animals.

There will be displays of old tractors and implements and trade stands offering a wide and varied range of produce, products and entertainment…and the RHET (Royal Highland Education Trust) will be on hand to help visitors learn more about food, farming and the countryside.

KG Hawks will give people the chance to handle spectacular birds of prey, where the young at heart can enjoy the thrills of the rides and stalls  at the fun fair and a number of local bands will provide entertainment over the day at the bandstand.

A packed main ring entertainment agenda promises a  re-enactment of the creation of Strathendrick Society with examples of agriculture over the last 200 years, pig racing courtesy of Craigievern Poultry and performances by Strathendrick Pipe Band

All of this will take place in between the usual livestock judging, parade and prize giving, heavy horse turnouts, vintage tractor display and children’s’ races and tug o war with catering courtesy of Callum Skinner of Kippen.

Joe Allan and Sons c.19562 – see many more photographs and memorabillia like this in Drymen Show's 200th tent

Drymen Show committee c.1952 – see many more photographs and memorabillia like this in Drymen Show’s 200th tent (picture and banner image courtesy of Drymen Show)



Author: editor

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