Banbury Show 2017
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The Banbury and
District Show on Sunday was a great day out for animal lovers, thrill seekers
and budding artists.
all-day event in Spiceball Park provided plenty of entertainment with two
fields full of things to see and do.
Two arenas hosted
full programmes of exciting action and the crowds turned out in their thousands
to soak up the atmosphere.
were spoiled for choice with a team of display horses – including the steed
seen in TVs Poldark – plus dogs and ferrets.
horse was one of the Atkinson Liberty Horses who performed two high class routines
in the main arena.
Cross Flyball Club demonstrated the skills of their dogs who raced over
hurdles, pressed handles and carried tennis balls.
A fun dog show
organised by the Up ‘n’ Over Dog Club gave local owners the chance to show off
also attracted large crowds.
Thrill seekers were amazed by
motorbike stunt riders who defied fire, gravity, and other dangers.
Daredevils Stunt Mania – a
mother and son act – performed death-defying tricks on two wheels in the main
New to the show
this year was the Banbury Art Fest at which 35 artists celebrated all that’s
good about local arts and crafts.
potters, painters and weavers at work – and bought their products.
talked about how they got started, who influenced them, and how they developed
their own styles.
The second arena featured
music, dancing and drama.
On stage were the Implexa
Dance Company, the Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts, Joanne Mills School
of Dance, Kaleidoscope Theatre College, Banbury Dance Classes, Sharon Green
Dance School and Stagecoach Performing Arts.
Around the park, stalls and sideshows included
inflatables, go karts, climbing wall, falconry, derby hoppers, dash ‘n’ grab,
charity stalls, trade stands, plus food and drink outlets including a beer
A fun fair provided rides for children and adults.
Show is an annual favourite with residents and is organised by Banbury Town Council.
Mayor Cllr Colin Clarke, said: “It was a busy day with
lots going on. Estimates put the crowd at more than 10,000.
“It was the perfect opportunity for families to have a
great day out with something on offer for just about everyone.
“Once again we provided something new. This year it was
the Arts Fest.
“Spiceball Park is a marvellous facility and the perfect
place for an event as big as the Banbury and District Show.”