THE Royal Three Counties Show is all set to be another bumper event with attractions for all the family and anyone with an interest in farming and the countryside.

The show, at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, starting tomorrow (Friday) is one of the largest agricultural events in England and draws livestock competitors from far and wide, said head of shows Diana Walton.

Many favourites are back this year, including the Three Counties Cider and Perry Show, the Wellington Boot Theatre, the Cookery Theatre and the Ask The Farmer Area, as well as cast members of The Archers and a host of sports people.

“The Archers is one of the most famous radio programmes in the world and I know many fans will be keen to meet their favourite actors,” said Mrs Walton.

“Taking centre stage in the show’s agricultural area will be the livestock and once again he show has some exceptional entries, particularly the sheep classes.”

The show, the 60th to be staged at the Malvern showground, will also feature national shows for British Blonde, Murray Grey, Longhorn, Gloucester and Red Poll cattle.

“With the National Rare and Minority Breeds Show taking place on the third day of the show, visitors have a truly unrivalled chance to see a wide variety of British livestock,” she said.

“We are delighted to welcome such strong entries across our livestock sections and look forward to seeing our champions crowned across all three days of the show, including the Grand Parade Champion of Champions which this year will be judged by members of the cast of The Archers.

The show will also host a wide range attractions including a parade of machinery from the last century of farming. “The pace of change in farming through mechanisation has been huge over the last 60 years and is increasing all the time with the advent of autonomous, robotic tractors.

“Just a century ago heavy horses were the mainstay of the farming industry, with tractors a rare sight. The parade of farm machinery through the ages will document the changing face of farm mechanisation on British farms and showcase the very latest in modern farm machinery.”

And the show’s shearing shed will also see intense competition, including the final round of the English Wool Handling championships which have taken place at four previous shows across England

“There is no better place to come and enjoy everything the countryside has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming bumper crowds to the show,” she said.