Farmers flock to Cambridgeshire County Show

Local farmer Simon Parish demonstrates latest state of the art farming technology. Picture: Clive Po

Local farmer Simon Parish demonstrates latest state of the art farming technology. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

It may have been pouring with rain, but that wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of young farmers when they celebrated rural life at the Cambridgeshire County Show on Sunday.

Young farmers out to win in the Wacky Races. Picture: Clive Porter.

Young farmers out to win in the Wacky Races. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

The day was a great chance for farmers to show off the latest in agricultural gear as well as take part in the adrenaline fuelled wacky races.

Ray Aliker put on a show to remember when he wowed the crowds with his birds of prey demonstration.

The all day festival went down a hit, with Sarah Baber tweeting: “A fun day out for all at the Cambridgeshire County Show.”

The event featured traditional farming activities such as sheep dog handling, terrier racing and presentations by traditional timber cutting team the Welsh Axemen.

The Heavy Horses Display included these magnificent Suffolk Punches hauling a Norfolk Wagon. Picture

The Heavy Horses Display included these magnificent Suffolk Punches hauling a Norfolk Wagon. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant


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The day was complete with fairground rides, lots of tasty fresh produce to try in the food hall and a hog roast.

Isla Underhill decides on some new headgear at Jane Austin's craft stall. Picture: Clive Porter.

Isla Underhill decides on some new headgear at Jane Austin's craft stall. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Sisters five year old Fern and Megan Dodson, just two, making friends in the livestock area. Picture

Sisters five year old Fern and Megan Dodson, just two, making friends in the livestock area. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Children had fun with the hooded vulture from Ray Aliker's collection of birds of prey. Picture: Cli

Children had fun with the hooded vulture from Ray Aliker's collection of birds of prey. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

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