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Great Eccleston Agricultural Show

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The Society was founded in 1853 and the two-day event is a showcase for every aspect of rural endeavour and a big attraction to townspeople and countryfolk alike. Saturday features dairy cattle, Shire horses, sheeps, pigs and poultry. On Sunday beef cattle,light horses, goats and primitive sheep take centre stage, while the dragster tractors roar into life in the tractor-pulling arena. There are marquees displaying everything from fruit and flowers to cakes, cheese and chutneys, a big food hall featuring local produce, traditional rural craftsmen at work, demonstrations of sheep herding, sheep shearing, bee keeping, a Victorian fun fare, stunt riders, Cumberland wrestling, a 'companion' dog show,and lots more - truly ther will be something for everyone.

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