Main Show Ring
Entertainment for 2018 is shaping up! We can announce that this year we will be having a Circus Skills workshop and walkabouts on the day, together with all the other entertainments in the main ring and around the show field, and three bands playing on the main stage.
The audience is encouraged to participate throughout the demonstration and children are encouraged to come into the ring to help out during the displays.
Jim will be working his magic at the Circus Skills workshops – join Jim in the main ring to learn how to spin and juggle. Jim will also be doing walkabouts around the show field.
We’re delighted that Rhythmicity are returning to the Show this year to hold their drumming workshops. These are terrific fun and it doesn’t matter how old you are or what your level of musical ability is, anyone can take part. Under the name Rhythmicity, Tim Scarborough has been running the workshops, leading performance teams and playing in bands for nearly 15 years. Using a friendly, professional approach he has built a strong reputation for delivering high quality, enjoyable workshops throughout the country. http://www.rhythmicity.co.uk/
Cleobury Country Archers will be at the Show, making their bows and arrows available for all you hotshots out there. The archery club was established to serve Cleobury Mortimer, South Shropshire and the surrounding area by a friendly and enthusiastic group of archers shooting various types of bow, but all with a passion for archery. http://www.cleoburyarcher.co.uk/
We are so pleased to welcome back the Heart of England Ferret Association! We missed HEFA at last year’s show, and look forward to seeing them again at this year’s show.
Bliss Gate Training
This year we will be joined by the Bliss Gate Dog Obedience Training Team who will be putting on a demonstration in the main ring.
We will be holding activities in the main ring aimed at providing fun for all family members. As well as the traditional races such as the egg and spoon and three legged races, we will be asking for volunteers to try out for the Hobby Horse Gymkhana. This new craze at national show jumping competitions is sweeping Scandinavia and caught the imagination of some locals at last year’s show. We’re hoping to be joined by last year’s winners to strut their stuff!
We will be inviting children, parents and grandparents to join the fun and games in the main ring for races and some suitably daft competitions!
Severn Edge Dog Show
Our Dog Show is always popular and the competition in the various categories is taken very seriously – the dogs are always beautifully turned out. Come along and see whether your selections for the winners match those of the judges! Once again we are grateful to Severn Edge Veterinary Group for doing the judging and Happy Tails Dog Spa for prizes. See the Join In page for more details.
Live Music on Stage
We are always keen to showcase local bands and artists at the Chorley Show and 2018 will be no exception.
We will be joined by Cooper and Davies and Everything But the Band who both make a welcome return to the show. Joining us on stage for his debut at Chorley Show is Dan Sutton.
Cooper & Davies
Cooper & Davies are a Bridgnorth based duo, performing an old time brand of feel good music. A rootsy combination of country, Blues and Skiffle with resonant hooks & harmonies.
Everything But The Band
We welcome back Everything But The Band – who enjoyed it so much last year, they asked to come back! With Dave Trow on vocals and Mark Checkley on guitars, this duo play classic hits from rock to soul.
Dan is in his final year of Uni studying music Technology. Placed 5th in his age category in the National Open Mic UK competition.
Dan uses a loop pedal making his performance both interesting and unique. Always fun and lively, his style ranges from 60s to today – George Ezra to the Beatles.
Once again, we are planning to have a good number of stalls on the showground with a variety of items for sale to satisfy those retail therapy needs! Local and international handicrafts, jewellery, cards, locally-produced food & drink are just some of the things we intend to offer. In addition, there will be stalls with exhibitions of traditional crafts and from organisations dedicated to our local wildlife.
Traders booked so far include The Fudge Centre, Toys of Character, Build a Teddy, Stella & Dot Jewellery, Beez Neez Honey, Oscar Petfood, Crepes,
Have a look at our Exhibitors page if you’d like a stall.
Food and Drink
We always try to source the meats, bread, dairy produce and beers used in the refreshment marquee, BBQ and Bar from local suppliers.
Details of local suppliers will be added to the website as they are confirmed in the ongoing preparations for the show.
The delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches are made by the best local bakers from Chorley and the surrounding villages, and will be available from the refreshment tent.