It was a record-breaking year for the Emley show.
Around 15,000 people attended the annual agricultural show last Saturday.
Ice-cream was very much in demand as the sun shone on the showground under the mast at Factory Farm, and there was plenty to quench peoples’ thirst for family fun too, with animals, fairground rides, stalls and a variety of performances in the arena.
Among the highlights was a performance from the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team. The team of female horse riders wowed the crowds with breath-taking tricks carried out at speed on horseback.
There was comedy from the Ridgeside Falconry and Lurchers team, and a vintage tractor parade proved a hit with visitors of all ages.
Animals of all shapes and sizes from hamsters to huge bulls, helped scoop prizes for their owners, and were on show for visitors to meet to the delight of many. Prizes were also up for grabs for the record-numbers who entered the handicraft, cookery, photography, floral art and wood carving competitions.
Vegetables sculptures with a ‘vegetables on the move’ theme, proved a popular competition for youngsters. First prize went to a helicopter made from a marrow with celery blades.
Shoppers also had plenty of opportunity to browse or buy from one of the many stalls at the event, selling everything from jewellery to plants, condiments and cushion covers, and there were plenty of refreshments to get tastebuds tingling too.