Racing pigs will be draw at North Devon Show

CHARIOTS of Fire and racing pigs will be among the new attractions at this year s North Devon Show. Being held on the Belle Vue aerodrome site at Huntshaw Cross on the first Wednesday in August, the region s biggest one-day event will again bring togethe

CHARIOTS of Fire and racing pigs will be among the new attractions at this year's North Devon Show.

Being held on the Belle Vue aerodrome site at Huntshaw Cross on the first Wednesday in August, the region's biggest one-day event will again bring together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British agriculture, with a unique and special North Devon flavour.

Amanda Saville's Chariots of Fire displays include driving a bullock along with a team of stunt ponies. The skill and speed of the various formations enthral the crowd every time, with driving of hair's breadth accuracy and the fire stunts are unforgettable, demonstrating the complete trust between Amanda and her ponies.

Joseph's amazing racing pigs feature rare breed pigs and handlers in country outfits filling the arena with their antics, accompanied by an entertaining commentary and jolly music.


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Another addition this year is a horticultural show.

Other arena attractions will include Jonathan Marshall's falconry experience with free-flying eagles, hawks and falcons; Katy Cropper and her sheep dogs; Torrington Streetz Dance Crew; pony club games; sheep shearing; Barnstaple Youth Band; vintage cars and tractors; Young Farmers Club activities.

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North Devon Show is also a shoppers' paradise, with 32 acres set aside each year for shopping malls, packed with more than 400 trade stands selling everything from tractors to wellie boots, sheepskins to oriental spices, fashion clothes to saddlery and solar heating.

Its tented village is one of the biggest in the South West, with more than half-a-mile of tents and marquees housing everything from jumpers and jigsaws, pottery and poultry, beads, bangles and butchers.

With, also, a wealth of floral, crafts and rural skills displays and demonstrations, children's activities and, of course, the livestock, show jumping and hugely popular open dog show, North Devon's big event can truly claim to have something for everyone.

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