Craft classes, dog classes and a specially made film showing the Chew Valley from the 1930s will all be happening at The Chew Pet and Craft Show which will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Church Hall, Chew Magna.

The Chew Pet and Craft Show now has its own Facebook page. People who are interested in keeping up to date with show information, dates and lists of show classes should follow:

Class entries are free of charge and details are on display on the Chew Magna Church Hall notice board and in the Chew Magna post office window.

The craft classes for 2024 have already been posted and dog show classes will be posted nearer to the show date. Support is very much appreciated.

The evening party is ticketless, and all are welcome. Capacity is restricted but people will be able to reserve a seat on the day.

Entertainment throughout the evening will include varied performances from musicians, drama groups and artists. Andy Leeder is hosting the evening - if you would like to take part, send him an email: [email protected].

In between each act, Andy will be inviting guests to decide whether an experience is ‘created or true’ – similar to the popular BBC series Would I Lie to You. Andy would like to hear from those who have had an experience which people may find difficult to believe, or suggest an imagined experience that seems plausible. Anonymous selections are accepted.

And that’s not all. On Sunday, June 9 from 12pm until 3pm, the festivities continue with the Baber High Jump Challenge taking place.

Many farmers have jumped gates, but in the 1880s, Edward Baber’s party trick was to jump the gate holding a flagon of cider/ale in each hand. The winner of the ‘Baber Flagon’ will need to clear the height of a five-barred gate, dropping the least liquid.

Other challenges include rolling a 10-gallon milk churn from the ‘dairy to the milk stand’ and throwing the ‘sheaf onto the wagon’. A BBQ and licensed bar with hot and cold drinks will also be available on the day.

For more information or to get involved (any help is welcome if you have some time to spare) in the event, please contact Robin Cade on 01275 333450 or email [email protected].