Saturday 9th September saw the return of the Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show. Despite the hot temperatures, the Show was a huge success.
Judging for the Global Cheese Awards took place on Thursday 7th September with entries from the England, Ireland, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Cyprus and Spain. The Reserve UK Supreme went to White Lake Cheese Limited with their Pave Cobble and the UK Supreme Champion was Saputo Dairy with their Extra Mature Cheddar. The Reserve Global Champion went to Cropwell Bishop Creamery with their Whole Beauvale and the Global Champion went to Zuivelfabriek De Graafstroom, Netherlands with their Gouda. An amazing example of why we are the Global Cheese Awards!
Due to the soaring temperatures, extra measures were put in place to protect our competitors, livestock and horses with regular consultations with our Show vets taking place. There was a huge turnout for the livestock including over 600 sheep entries and 200 cattle entries. Extra gazebos and shelter were put in place, as well competitors being allowed to take their animals home earlier. Due to this, the Grand Parade was unfortunately cancelled to protect the animals and exhibitors, but in its place, we saw our Machinery Demonstrations Committee stand in to parade both old and new farming machinery and explain how it has evolved to aid modern day farming, this drew a huge crowd and surrounded the Main Ring.
In other parts of the Show, Extreme Bike Battle took to the Village Green with a backflipping stunt display and The Enrichments and Gem from Cbeebies’ Swashbuckle performed to a huge crowd on the Music Stage getting the whole audience involved and singing along. Our new Little Show Goers Play Zone, proved a huge success with absolutely FREE entertainment and activities for children throughout the day, keeping them busy, a definite return for next year’s Show!
Thank you to all our sponsors, competitors, committees, grounds team and visitors, as without you all the show would not happen.
Next years Show will take place on Saturday 14th September 2024.