The main ring attractions last year were very well received.  It was a privilege to have Rocco Dettori  as a jockey in the Shetland Pony Grand National – he certainly has his father’s talent to win races.  Jamie Squibb gave a jaw dropping display and as he could only do his ‘wet weather’ show, we have booked him again for 2018 and hopefully we will be even more amazed by his dare devil jumps.

This year the Three Shires Cup was introduced in the cattle section of the show, together with Hanbury and Moreton in the Marsh shows.  This proved to be a success with more dairy cattle being brought forward which is lovely to see.  Thanks to all who take the time and effort to prepare, transport and show their livestock at the Show, this is a great attraction to our visitors and we receive many comments on how lovely it is to get so near to the stock.

I hope you all managed to pay a visit to the Horse Field, which continues to put on a great show of horses of all kinds.  If you have never visited this section I would urge you to do so as there is plenty to see in this great section of the show.

Around the showground there was also a great “buzz”. Pentabus Theatre were a new addition and the return of the Panic Family Circus continues to be a great entertainment for families of all age complimenting the activities on the Village Green.  We hope to continue to develop the family picnic area as we need to encourage this age group.  On this note, for the 2018 show we are changing the entrance prices and children of primary school age will be admitted free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Lichfield Council is extremely proud to hold a Farmers Market on the first Thursday of every month. Our farmers and producers have risen to the challenge – they offer customers their expert knowledge of the produce, how it’s grown, how it is best cooked and even recipes are on hand. Our producers offer friendly service and care deeply about quality, freshness, animal welfare and the local community. Come along to Lichfield Farmers Market on the 1st Thursday of every month and put the fun back into food shopping!