A fine day at The Okehampton Show

Laura White
Laura White

A stunning collection of tractors and vintage cars followed. The Cogs and Wheels and Tinners Morris Dancers danced their way through the showground.

Crowds were entertained in one of the other rings by North Devon Falconry and Victor Pitts with his trusty sheepdog showed how to herd ducks. Dangerous Steve did dangerous things with fire and chainsaws while being blindfolded – scary.

There was something to entertain the visitor all day with
wonderful displays and busy trade stands. At least the rain held off until early evening.

Thursdays must be lucky because the 112th Okehampton Show got underway at the Stoney Park Showground on the 8th August. The Wednesday before the show and the Friday after was rainy all day.

The main ring saw the parade of heavy horses and the carriage driving, the carriage driving has become one of the traditions of Okehampton Show.

This was followed by the foxhounds parade with four packs of foxhounds from across Mid-Devon. The horses were later taken to the sides and the children were allowed to pat the hounds. This ended up as a jumble of dogs and children.

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