Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

Volunteers, organisers and actors from Vamos Theatre at photo call to promote the Worcester Show L to R: Alex Booth – Worcester City Council; Chris Thorpe – Volunteer and Show Committee member + dog (Charlie); Stuart Minchin – Worcester City Council; Paul Harding - Discover History; Karen Thorpe – volunteer; Abbie Payton - Vamos Theatre; Leah Adkins - Worcester Live; Anika Gulata – trophy winner 2019; Colin from Arctic Spas (sponsor); Ken Johnson – Worcester City Football Club; Cllr James Stanley; David Birtwistle – President Worcester Civic Society; Mandy Neill – volunteer; Basia Ligias and Lisa Smith – Worcester City Council; Mrs Gulata – parent of trophy winner Anika Gulata

The popular Worcester Show is coming back to the Pitchcroft Racecourse (WR1 3EJ) on Sunday 15 August (10.00am – 5.00pm).

There will be live bands; fair-style attractions; a have-a-go sports zone; the judging of over 130 competitive creative classes; a dog competition; local food and drink – and much, much more!

"We're looking forward to welcoming people to our fun and action-packed family day," says Cllr James Stanley, Chair of Worcester City Council's Communities Committee.

"I'd like to pay tribute to all the members of the Worcester Show Committee, who have worked so hard under challenging circumstances to ensure that we can once again come together and enjoy this fantastic community event."

This year the Worcester Show has been moved from Gheluvelt Park to Pitchcroft to give visitors more space. A one-way system will be in place around the stalls, which will be placed two metres apart, and there will be limits on the number of people entering each marquee. Sanitising stations will be in place and a COVID Adviser will be in attendance.

The event has been kindly sponsored by Arctic Spas

Get active at the Worcester Show

Throughout the day there will be free have-a-go sports sessions run by Worcester City Football Club; Mini Athletics Worcester; yoga from The Zen Shed and dance classes for the under-fives from Jitterbugs.

There will be plenty of demonstrations to enjoy, including a musical theatre performance from Focal Pointe Dance School; Vamos Theatre; Oddstepperz Street Dance Company; Defence Lab Martial Arts and Worcestershire Martial Arts.

Food and drink galore!

Locally cooked produce on offer – from bhajis to burgers and beer, curries to cocktails, pizzas to pulled pork and Prosecco. A number of taste-tastic vegan options are available.

There's also a huge range of stalls selling handicrafts, confectionery, ice cream, preserves and take-home food.

Entertainment Zone

Plenty of fun and frolics will be on offer – including bungee trampolines; bouncy castle and slide; tea cup and saucer ride; hook-a-duck and darts games; pony rides; vintage children's swing chair ride and a strong arm striker game.

Free activities for 2021 include two fully stocked face painting stalls and a children's craft and activity area, delivered by Arts and Wonder.

Severn Arts will also bring a travelling Music Bus, full of musical instruments and recording equipment ready to be played.

Fun Dog Show

Local vet firm MacArthur, Barstow & Gibbs are running a fun dog show at the event. Judges will be looking for the most handsome dog, the waggiest tail, best puppy, and much more! You can register your dog for an event on the day – £2 per class.

Music and entertainment

An eclectic mix of musicians and bands are to perform at the Show. Taking centre stage amongst others will be ska and reggae from The Stiff Joints; rockabilly from Miss Pearl and The Diamonds; hip hop from Liberty Artillery; blues from The Bourbon Alley Blues Band as well as acoustic guitar from Jess Silk; and well-known Worcestershire artist and front man from the band 'Dodgy' - Nigel Clark.

The Got 2 Sing Community Choir will provide performances throughout the day.

Judging of competitive classes

One of the highlights of the event will be the judging of 130 competitive classes, which range from growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to displaying flowers and floral decorations, creative handicrafts, art, baking and modelling. There are many classes for under-18s too.

Transport and parking

Worcester Show aims to be a sustainable event and we encourage people to travel on foot, by bike or by bus. Bike parking will be available on site. The nearest City Council car parks are Pitchcroft, Croft Road and Cattle market, where the usual parking charges apply. Find further information on parking here

Stewards will be on hand to guide traffic and pedestrians toward the site.

Head to the Worcester Show website for full details about the Show, including a timetable of events on the day

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