There is a bumper birthday spectacular for the 50th North Devon Show on Wednesday, August 3. It is the regions premier agricultural event and attracts thousands of visitors from across the South West. With its roots firmly in agriculture, the show has always enjoyed a strong dedication to its livestock classes with more than 1,000 entries every year in the cattle, sheep and equine sections alone. Alpacas have become a big hit with show visitors and there are plenty of classes for these friendly camelids too including the new Alpaca Village for 2016 - as well as goats and poultry. Attractions in the main ring this year include car-crunching action with the popular Big Pete and the Grim Reaper monster trucks display team. New for this year are the dazzling pedal-powered acrobatic displays of the MAD Mountain Bike Aerial Display Team. The day closes with a Grand Parade of Livestock, which is truly something to see as all the class winners enter the ring for their final bow. There are also the popular Pony Club Games, the Young Farmers Club Games, carriage driving, the parade of hounds, Bideford and North Devon Pipes Band plus Victor Pitts with his dogs and ducks display. The horse arenas will be packed as usual with showjumping and display classes to cover every corner of the equine world. Find out how to thatch, carve and forge with the Rural Skills area bring old working traditions back to life. Country Pursuits offers everything from ferret racing and fly casting to gun dog training and how to lay a decoy. Plus there are countless vintage tractors and vehicles, a fun fair and a very busy dog show plus hundreds of trade stands. Dont miss the thriving Foodhall, as well as marquees dedicated to crafts and gifts, horticulture, poultry and the Womens Institute among others. For tickets and information go to www.northdevonshow.com Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.