Published: 05/08/2017 07:45 - Updated: 04/08/2017 11:54

Keith Show ready to draw big crowd


Prize-winning cattle enter the arena at a previous Keith Show.
Prize-winning cattle enter the arena at a previous Keith Show.
SOME the area’s top livestock, alongside attractions for the entire family, look set to draw the crowds for the annual two-day Keith Country Show. 


Tomorrow (Sunday) is well-known as family day at the show, with a range of events and activities for all. 

A packed programme includes the Squibb Freestyle Stunt Team, the Phoenix magic Show, vintage parade, massed pipe bands, Highland dancing, a tug o’ war, pony club games, the Balloch hill Race, a pets’ parade, feather classes, kids races, horse judging, show jumping, a dog show and a music stage.

The sheep and cattle classes will take centre stage on Monday, with farmers looking to catch the eyes of the judges with their prized exhibits. 

The sheep shearing is always keenly contested, while the Simmers Contracts Scottish Beef Cattle Championship will also be decided. 

The day will then culminate with the impressive parade of livestock when all the main prizewinners will be shown off in the arena. 

Many events are held on both days, with the industrial marquee and SWI rural display. 

There is also a lifestyle tent, craft fair and food fair. For the children, there is a traditional fun fair and a children’s farm and education unit where they can learn more about farming and how food is produced. 

There will be a birds of prey display, while the art of chainsaw carving looks set to draw the crowds. 

Before the show gets underway on Sunday, there will be annual marquee dance tomorrow night. 

Supported by Moray band Current Affair, Irish country act Paul Kelly will take to the stage. Advance tickets are available from the show office or on the door. 

The Keith Country Show has a long history, dating back to the 1870s. 

Since the 19th century, events have come and gone, but the area’s strong links to agriculture have ensured that the event has continued to thrive. 

The showyard will be open to the public on Sunday from 8am to 6pm, and on Monday from 8am to 5pm

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