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Witton Park to host prestigious Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show

16th November 2015

Categories: Town Centre News

One of them biggest events in the countryside calendar is coming to Blackburn in August 2016!

 The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show is bringing the three-day  celebration of the county’s fantastic countryside to Witton Park between 12th  -14th August 2016.

Organised by the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, which was founded in 1767, the event is the oldest show of its kind in the country. A ‘taster event’ of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show was held at Witton Park in 2012. The show was held at Witton Park when the estate was owned by the Fielden family, the last occasion being in 1915.

Previous events have featured a quad and motorcycle stunt show, shire horse displays, and show jumping. sheep dog demonstrations, ferret racing, gundog demonstrations, flyball and dog agility and the Lancashire Young Farmers tug-o-war

Visitors will also be able to see some of the new developments at the 480 acre Witton Park, including the £3m investment in the New Witton Park Arena, athletics track, play areas and cycle centre.

Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Young People, said: “It's fantastic that such a large show is returning to the borough and at Witton Park, which is such a great venue. This is a really family-friendly event and should be an entertaining day out for all visitors, there should be something for everybody. I am looking forward to it.”

Picture above: Councillor Damian Talbot, with children from Cherry Tree Nursery & Members of the Royal Lancashire Agricultual Show celebrating the launch of the 2016 show in Blackburn.

For more information go to the RLAS facebook page for a flavour of what is going to be on:

https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Lancashire-Agricultural-Society-Ltd-1645972632293951/

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