WIN: Tickets to the 159th North Somerset Show

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 09 April 2018

Rob Colins with a couple of trainees at North Somerset Show.

Rob Colins with a couple of trainees at North Somerset Show.

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One of the region's biggest agricultural festivals is coming to Wraxall next month, and the Times has three family tickets to give away.

North Somerset Show. Archie and Henry Stamp from Mark and their Dorset Down sheep.North Somerset Show. Archie and Henry Stamp from Mark and their Dorset Down sheep.

The North Somerset Show is taking place on May 7 for the 159th time, in Bathing Pond Fields, with equestrian events, cattle classes, dog agility, tractor pulling and farm machinery stalls running throughout the day.

The one-day show has been a highlight of the countryside calendar in North Somerset since its inception in 1859, when the North Somerset Agricultural Society, formed 19 years prior, decided to showcase the area’s agricultural heritage.

Show secretary, Tim Ledbury, said: “All the old favourites will be there on the day.

“At the heart of the show will be the livestock with cattle, pigs, sheep, llamas and alpacas coming from all over the country.

“We are expecting around 25,000 people to be there on the day.”

Funds raised will go towards educational projects which help children understand the countryside.

Hundreds of small businesses from the region will be represented and there will be demonstrations of rural skills, including axe wielding, gundog handling and wood carving.

There will also be an adrenaline-fuelled display from motorcycle stunt showman, Flyin Ryan.

Spectators will witness his fearless performance and skills in racing, which progressed from stunts he has performed during his long career spanning more than 35 years.

The North Somerset Show will run from 9am-5pm.

Tickets, priced £8-45, are available at www.nsas.org.uk or 01934 837285.

The Times has teamed up with The North Somerset Show to offer three lucky readers a set of family tickets to the show, which consist of two adults and two children.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below before the deadline of April 20.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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