WITH just days to go until the 92nd Christow and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show, it’s all steam ahead for the organisers of the one-day event.

Held on Saturday, August 19, the show promises to have something for everyone with a variety of main ring attractions such as the popular Parade of Tractors and Display of Classic Cars to the ever entertaining Terrier Racing, Tug of War and Sheaf Pitching.

This year the show is especially delighted to welcome the Hawkoak Gun Dogs featuring specialised dogs for the shooting field.

Always keen to celebrate traditional countryside sports and skills, the Christow Show is pleased to welcome Dartmoor Hawking, one of Britain’s few private falconry centres.

Equally spectacular are The Dart Vale, South Pool and Modbury Harriers returning to enthral the crowds demonstrating their skills and training as the hounds entertain the visitors alongside the classic sound of the hunting horn. Other regular attractions such as the Cross Country Run will feature again this year and starts at the Main Entrance at 11.30am The Horse and Pony Classes begin at 09.00 and the majestic Carriage Driving at 3.30pm.

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the day will be a visit to the popular climbing wall by Para Climber Alex Downes, supplied once again by Adventure Okehampton. Alex, who is from Christow and was introduced to climbing by a friend after visiting Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter, will be among those competing for The IFCS, the eighth edition of the IFSC Para climbing World Championships being held in Bern, Switzerland.

Adventure Okehampton is a family run, outdoor activity running a variety of activities, such as Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Archery & High Ropes, to water-based ones such as Canoeing, Kayaking and Gorge Scrambling.

‘Our aim is to encourage and enable people of all ages to have positive experiences in the outdoors’, said Pauline Jones of Adventure Okehampton.

‘Throughout the summer, we enjoy visiting a host of local country shows with our climbing wall & once again are delighted to supply the climbing wall to the Christow Show’ she added.

Each year the Christow and District Horticultural and Agricultural Society support a local charity and this year are proud to be raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

‘We’ve got a bumper show this year’ said show secretary Jane Deane.

‘The ever popular Dog Show always delights as do Bob King Jazz Trio and the Horticultural, Bakery, Produce and Arts and Crafts entries.

‘This year we are especially delighted to welcome Christow School who will be co-ordinating the Childens Sports’ she added.