Roll up for an outdoor treat!
Thursday 5th July 2012, 1:30PM BST.
THIS weekend’s action-packed Jersey Evening Post West Show will go ahead whatever the weather – and is expected to be one of the best yet, the organisers say.
The biannual show, which celebrates all things agricultural in the Island and includes a host of activities for children, will feature two headline acts to keep the crowds entertained, as well as stalls from the highest ever number of Genuine Jersey members.
The full programme for the two-day event on Saturday and Sunday will be published in a special supplement in tomorrow’s JEP.
Among the highlights will be the return of the Diggerland JCB Dancing Diggers and stunt riders Rockin’ Horse Productions.
A cattle show, Pony Club events, donkey chariot racing, a dog show, a parade of agricultural vehicles as well as musical entertainment are also among the huge variety of attractions on offer. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend.
West Show organiser Andy Le Brun said: ‘The weather hasn’t really been on our side, so we would advise people to check the forecast and make sure they bring some suitable footwear. But all the marquees are going up and the arenas are being arranged and despite the weather not being at its summer best, we are still all systems go.’
The show is being held on the 55-vergée site at Manor Farm, St Peter, and will run from 10 am to 6.30 pm on each day.
A promotion whereby people could join the West Show Association and gain free entry to the show closed on 30 June and is no longer available.
• See today’s JEP for preview supplement with full details