We may be urban dwellers on the Isle of Dogs but it does not mean we cannot attend an agricultural show. The 2018 Mudchute Agricultural Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the 4th and 5th of August will lots of events and competitions.
Like many agricultural shows there will competitions like the Sheep Show, The Mudchute’s Agricultural Show will showcase some of the rarest and most ancient breeds of sheep in England.
The best sheep of each breed will go on to compete on Sunday in the Supreme Championship for the Best in Show title. Also on Sunday, a number of other classes for all breeds will be held, in addition to classes for City and Community Farm sheep only.
The show will welcome riders from all over the UK for their very own Equestrian Show, there will also be farrier demonstrations by Harry Morgan and a photo booth with Shetland Ponies.
There will be some bake offs with cakes, bread pudding and biscuit competitions and fresh produce will be judged.
There will be hanging baskets and vegetable boxes from Cubitt Town and George Green’s Schools, as well as entries from gardening enthusiasts from within and around London.
Games will include Stock punishment with wet sponges and Welly Throwing and you can visit stalls to find out more about the RSPB, Poetry in Wood, Woodland Trust, Friends of Island History Trust and Rare Breed Survival Trust.
In addition to the Equestrian demonstrations, there will be the following demonstrations:
Spinners – watch fleeces spun into yarn!
Bird of Prey Display from Avian Environmental Consultants
Horse Dentist – learn more about taking care of equine teeth
Farrier Demonstration – horse shoes and more with Harry Morgan
Fire Engine – learn more about the fighting fire
If that is not enough there will be Fairground Rides, International food stalls, drinks, picnic areas and donkey Rides.
Attending the show is a great way to support the amazing work of Mudchute Farm and have plenty of fun at the same time. For more information visit the Mudchute Farm website here