Horticultural show is top attraction

Juggler Guy Heathcote entertains at the Emsworth Show.
Juggler Guy Heathcote entertains at the Emsworth Show.
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Ferrets and falcons are among the attractions at the Emsworth Show on Bank Holiday Monday.

There will also be a large horticultural show and much more at the annual event at the Jubilee Recreation Ground off Horndean Road from 10.30am.

Other attractions include donkey rides, horsemanship displays and a steam train, plus dog agility displays and a gundog show.

Music will come from the Harbour Pipers and Havant Pitchpipers and there will be clog dancing and dancing from Dragonfly dancers.

The show is organised by Emsworth Horticultural Society and has been going since 1919. It includes competitions for all ages in horticulture, baking, photography and more.

Show chairman Daphne Tomsett says: ‘There’s a wonderful atmosphere. I particularly like all the children’s competitions. They make very funny animals out of strange vegetables.’

The official opening by Councillor Paul Buckley, the Mayor of Havant, will be at 12.50pm.

Admission: £3 and children under 12 get in for free.

A new free park and ride service will run from The New Life Church on Thorney Road, giving more space for the event now there is no parking on site.

For further details, see emsworthshow.org.uk.