Stroud Show is on this Friday and Saturday

Action from 2016: This year already has record horse entries. Picture: Marina Neil
Action from 2016: This year already has record horse entries. Picture: Marina Neil

With lawnmower racing, wife-carrying championships, record horse entries, a demolition derby and a fireworks finale, the 2017 Stroud Show is shaping up to be the biggest in years.

Show President James Harris said last year the show saw 4700 people come through the gates on the Saturday.

“That’s not a bad crowd from a town with a population of 700 people,” he said.

“Judging by the interest this year on Facebook and from the entries received we think we will beat that this year, especially if the weather is good,” he said.

The Show, which prides itself on being a “real country show”  is held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.

The show has a full program of events including dog trials, post splitting, beef cattle, poultry, pig racing, rides and amusements and traditional pavilion exhibits.

The only difference this year is there will be no campdraft events on the Friday due to stock holders’ inability to get the cattle to the show due to the recent large amount of rain in the Gloucester area.