What to see and do at the 104th Tendring Show on July 13
PUBLISHED: 11:29 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:29 09 July 2019
Essex Life previews the 104th Tendring Show which is taking place this month
This month will see the 104th Tendring Show take place at Lawford House Park, near Manningtree, and it promises to be one of the biggest and best shows ever.
The Tendring Hundred is established as one of the largest one-day events in the region, with the modern agricultural show and family day out unrecognisable from the event that first took place in 1899 at Thorpe Hall, as a Cattle Show and Ploughing match.
Taking place on Saturday, July 13, this year's shows is expected to attract more than 21,000 visitors from across the region and the huge event is only made possible by the time and commitment of more than 200 volunteers.
For 2019, the show president is local dairy farmer, Philip Smith, following in the footsteps of his grandmother, who was president back in 1966, and his father, Andrew, president in 1992.
It's therefore fitting that the show's main theme this year will be The Delights of Dairy and will feature a number of dairy themed activities, including a live milking parlour.
Philip explains: 'Dairy farming in the eastern region has a proud history. Visitors to the Theme Area at this year's show will have a chance to see first-hand what we do as dairy farmers and the wide variety of dairy products we are responsible for producing and that consumers enjoy.'
Naturally the animals on display are a highlight for many visitors. There will be an array of showing classes for horses, cattle, sheep and goats, culminating in a Grand Parade of Livestock in the President's Ring.
This is the first time the Grand Parade has taken place for over 20 years, and a great opportunity for champion livestock exhibitors to show off their winning animals.
Another first for the show will be Jason Smyth's Adrenaline Tour. Jason is an ex-world championship moto-cross rider who will bring a main ring display crammed with spectacular tricks on his quadbike to the show for 2019.
There will be more than 250 trade stands and exhibitions to visit this year, and the show organisers are delighted to confirm that trade stand space for the main showground was fully booked by mid-March.
Tendring Show chairman, Will King, added: 'We are very much looking forward to this year's show. With the theme being Delights of Dairy, we hope to highlight the importance of the dairy industry locally. As ever, the support of our stewards, members and local businesses will all come together to put on what promises to be a fantastic show.'
It certainly looks to be a great day out, so don't miss the Tendring Show this month.
Find out more
The Tendring Show takes place on July 13 at Lawford House Park, near Manningtree. For further details about this year's Tendring Show and to purchase e-tickets, at a reduced rate, as well as claiming a free child's ticket, visit www.tendringshow.co.uk
Essex Life magazine is proud to be a media partner of the 2019 Tendring Show.