The rain stopped, the sun shone, and Bakewell Show 2013 blossomed into an absolute joy.
More than 60,000 people – double the population of nearby Belper – flocked to the renowned Bakewell Showground as families soaked up the warm sunshine, devoured the tempting culinary treats, and enjoyed all the rich variety of attractions designed to appeal to all ages.
Another plus factor was the decision to continue with the policy of scrapping the entry fee for all accompanied children under 16, an initiative which was introduced two years ago and which has proved a great success. On the village green a jazz band played beautifully while the children enjoyed a specially constructed outdoor beach, while in the centre ring horses raced and dogs were paraded in the popular canine show.
It was at this show that a new breed of dog, the Eurasier, originating in Germany as a cross between the Samoyed, Chow-chow and Keeshond, was being shown for the first time – history being made at Bakewell. After the difficulties of recent years the 183rd annual show, making it one of the oldest in the country, provided a welcome boost to the local farming community.
Show press officer Linda Robbins said the show had really lifted people’s spirits. People had come to relax and the she was delighted with the turn-out as the crowds thronged to enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredibly popular show, which strengthened its reputation as the friendliest in the UK.
Date posted: August 19, 2013 by