Alapaca magic at Holsworthy and Stratton Show

Alpaca Merlin and his mum will be at the Haines Watts stand at Holsworthy and Stratton Show.

Alpaca Merlin and his mum will be at the Haines Watts stand at Holsworthy and Stratton Show. - Credit: Archant

Don’t miss the 119th show at Killatree Cross on Thursday, August 27

Alpacas and bubble football join the traditional attractions for Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show tomorrow (Thursday).

Meet baby alpaca Merlin at the Haines Watts North Devon LLP marquee, where prizes can be won from guessing just how many eyelashes the youngster has, with proceeds to Children’s Hospice South West.

Also taking place at the 119th show at Killatree Cross, Holsworthy will be a large livestock section, horses, show jumping, flower and craft tents, food and drink marquee, sheep shearing and milking demonstrations.

Motorcycle stunt shows, children’s sports and crafts, gymnastics and even falconry will all also feature at the show.


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Since its first show back in 1883, only the two World wars and the outbreak of foot and mouth have been able to stop this ever popular show.

The first show managed to raise £350 and recorded more than 7,000 visitors. Now with up to 200 trade stalls, this years show looks set to be the biggest yet.

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Starting at 8am with ridden hunters & open riding horse classes 18-21, the day is full of events varying from show jumping to vintage displays and even the chance to meet and stroke alpacas.

The show hosts a great variety of attractions, with a large livestock section, horses, show jumping, flower and craft tents, food and drink marquee, sheep shearing and milking demonstrations to name but a few.

Entertainment can be found in the Haines Watts main ring and the Coodes Solicitors entertainment ring, with the likes of gymnastics, motorcycle stunts, children’s sports and even falconry.

A free bus service is running from the Stand to the show ground throughout the day, should you not wish to jostle for a parking place.

Adults £10, children £4, family ticket (two adults and two children) £24 and under 5s fre

Find out more at www.holsworthyandstrattonagriculturalshow.co.uk

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