It’s show time at Stranraer

Sybil Macpherson from 'This Farming Life' will present the prizes
Sybil Macpherson from 'This Farming Life' will present the prizes

One of the highlights of the year, Stranraer Agricultural Show, is fast approaching will less than a week to go until the big day. 

This year’s show will take place at its usual home, London Road Playing Field, Stranraer on Wednesday July 26.

This year marks the 173rd Stranraer Show and the organisers have been busy over the winter months making arrangements and booking entertainment to ensure that this year’s show has something for everyone and is a great day out for the whole family.

Stranraer Show is renowned for its quality livestock and this year will be no exception with well supported classes for dairy, beef, sheep, goats and horses. New for 2017 we have a section for Zwartbles sheep. The horse rings will be busy all day with showing classes in the morning and show jumping in the afternoon.

Entries in the baking and craft competitions are strong which means the Homecraft marquee will be well worth a visit.  New for 2017, the junior section has been split into two age groups and everyone is looking forward to seeing what wonderful ideas our junior competitors come up.  The Homecraft marquee will also host the Inter WI competitions with the theme this year being 100 years of SWRI / SWI.

The Craft Marquee will have live cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

The main ring provides continuous entertainment on the day starting with the popular dog show, followed by a display by Glenluce Vintage Tractors. This year we have Broke FMX a motorbike act returning to entertain with high flying action stunts. The annual parade of livestock and presentation of prizes in the main ring is the highlight of the day and competitors collect their well-deserved trophies.

Sybil Macpherson, from the BBC series “This Farming Life”, will present the prizes.

There will be over 100 trade stands to browse and fun fair rides for children.  This year there is a new children’s area with entertainment from the Road Runner Children’s Entertainer and friends.