WIN: Family tickets to the 160th North Somerset Show

PUBLISHED: 11:55 26 March 2019

The 159th North Somerset Show. Picture: Jeremy Long

The 159th North Somerset Show. Picture: Jeremy Long

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One of the region’s biggest agricultural events will return for the 160th time, and Times readers will win tickets to the one-day event.

Charlotte and Heather Limond with their Holstien cattle at the North Somerset Show. Picture: Mark AthertonCharlotte and Heather Limond with their Holstien cattle at the North Somerset Show. Picture: Mark Atherton

The North Somerset Show will once again be held at the North Somerset Showground, in Wraxall, on May 6.

Show staples such as livestock classes with cattle, pigs and alpacas will return, while the equestrian programme includes showjumping, Royal International Horse Show qualifiers and more.

The inaugural North Somerset strongest man contest will take place with more than 20 heavyweight contestants due to compete.

The contest is the brainchild of Matt Bembridge from At The Gym, in Nailsea, and will feature axle deadlifts, a heavy carry medley, vehicle pull and tyre flip.

Isobel Hext with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs. Picture: Jeremy LongIsobel Hext with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs. Picture: Jeremy Long

Matt said: “I have been a fan of the show for years so it’s great to be involved, I had been racking my brains to come up with a way of showcasing our skills.

“The strongest man contest is rooted in agriculture – farmers are used to lifting bales of hay, heavy stones or calves.

“We are determined to maintain these agricultural connections at the show.”

GALLERY: Highlights from last year’s show.

Stevie Jenkins on Malvaro. Picture: Jeremy LongStevie Jenkins on Malvaro. Picture: Jeremy Long

Profits raised from the show will go towards funding a free educational day for Key Stage Two pupils in July, where more than 2,000 youngsters will learn about where their food comes from and the integral role the countryside plays.

Organiser Tim Ledbury said: “Agriculture is especially important in this region and the show gives farmers, traders and visitors the chance to celebrate the very best of our countryside.”

Tickets, priced £6-40, are available at www.nsas.org.uk or from 01934 837285.

The Times has teamed up with the organisers to offer three readers a set of family tickets each to the show, which comprises of two adults and two children.

To enter, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on April 3.

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


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