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NOT LONG NOW! Let’s all hope that the weather is kind to us and that we have two good days!
Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August
12 noon to 5pm each day.

The Arena schedule has been finalised and the full programme of events this year includes a Victorian riding display by the horses from Audley End as well as Peter and Patricia Jackson’s Shire Horses. There are competitions for children, including tug of war, egg and spoon and sack races. The animal parade is one of the highlights, with proud owners showing their stock. Look out for the dog racing…guaranteed to make you laugh, as dogs go in all directions! An excellent display of dressage riding and sheepdog skills will also take place.

The Animal Marquee is full again this year with the return of Teddy the Red Poll bull (and Teddy junior!) and the appearance of Meerkats and tarantulas (yes, really!) The extraordinary Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep will be with us again, as will the rare breed pigs, chickens and alpacas.

The Horticultural Show – do you arrange..? bake..? brew..? carve..? cultivate..? decorate..? knit..? make..? preserve..? sculpt..? sew..? snap..? throw..? write..? if so, look for the entry schedule which is available on this website and all the normal locations including Dunmow shops and the churches. Please make sure you get your copy!

The Cars have become a great spectacle at the show, with P and A Wood kindly organising the Classic Car Show on the Sunday and a fine display of rarities and superb restorations on the Monday.

The Ploughing Match takes place on the Sunday, and we would encourage you to walk up the field to watch this wonderful demonstration from rural England as it once was. An array of different makes of tractor, with familiar names such as Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Case and Fordson

The food on offer spans a broad range, with Maret’s Barbeque, (run by volunteers from Little Canfield Church) providing excellent beef burgers, sausages and a hog roast. In addition, amongst others, are The Crepery, Simon’s pies, Duck wraps and fish and chips….

The Music this year is provided by The Odyssey Blues Band on the Sunday and Fox Wiggle and Sass on the Monday. (look at their website!)

Shopping at the show is easy and fun! There will be a wide variety of craft items available, saddlery and clothing, garden machinery, food, items for your garden, ornaments, etc. wood turning, painting, and flower arranging. Come in and watch the skills of the participants.

The Bar The beer tent is run by Dunmow Young Farmers and this year will be serving Pimms, in addition to a selection of real ales and lagers, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks. We are fortunate to have a separate Pimms tent in the Manor grounds, where one can relax, sip and listen to the music, amongst a wonderful showing of vintage and classic cars!

The Show is a fantastic community event, with many local people participating in the various different activities. The church building is in the middle of the venue, but this and the other churches in the Five Parishes are also central to the daily lives of those in the surrounding communities. They are a focal point for daily life, reminder of days gone by and a quiet space in which to reflect and pray.

The Show could not happen without the wonderful work of all the volunteers and if you would like to get involved just contact us via the website.

Entry £10 per car. All proceeds from the show go to maintaining the churches of the Five Parishes


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