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Written by Carly O'Brien 29th July 2015

More dates for your diary

Late July might have been a tad rainy – great for the garden, not-so-good for enjoying the great outdoors – but summer is most definitely still here. As August and September beckon, we’re proud to continue celebrating the best of British with a number of local events. From the rugged rural pursuits of the annual Blakesley Show, to the local family fun of the Finmere Festival, here are more summer dates for your diary. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Blakesley Show, near Maidford, Northamptonshire – Saturday 1 August 2015

Run by Blakesley & District Agricultural Society, this is the 131st annual show of its kind, bringing together some 65 showing classes for cattle and sheep, 70 horse classes and a wealth of countryside attractions. Attracting more than 3,000 visitors every year, the event offers a mix of traditional pursuits and more modern interpretations of rural life – like the high-octane quad stunts of the Kangaroo Kid. Make sure you visit our stand for a special kind of ’horse power’ this year!

 

Bucks County Show, near Weedon, Buckinghamshire – Thursday 27 August 2015

There are few places where you can discover Buckinghamshire’s finest local produce while listening to the rousing rhythm of the Royal Artillery Band. But that’s exactly what this year’s Bucks County Show promises – one of the best one–day agricultural shows in the country, established for almost 150 years. As well as show jumping, horse and livestock showing and the new–for–2015 military band, the show offers rural demonstrations, a large food hall and more than 200 trade exhibitions. On our stand, we’ll be offering canapés and Pimms alongside a 1920s Bentley as part of the historic occasion.

 

Finmere Festival, Finmere, Buckinghamshire – Saturday 5 September 2015

Now in its fifth year, Finmere Festival is undoubtedly the friendly little sister to the Bucks County Show, offering a small-but-perfectly formed take on the traditional rural event. It features a dog show, fun run, arena displays and a beer tent with the region’s best beers and ciders. Live music from local artists provides a suitably summery soundtrack, while youngsters can enjoy the inflatable slide, bouncy castle and other attractions.