All geared up 
for show time 
at Banchory

King George V Park in tip-top condition for this Saturday's Banchory Show
King George V Park in tip-top condition for this Saturday's Banchory Show

The North-east agricultural event season continues this Saturday (July 30) with the Banchory Show.

A fun day out for all the family is promised with thousands expected to head for the town’s King George V Park.

From livestock events to trade stands, children’s races to bouncy castle, pet parade to scarecrow competition, there is bound to be something for everyone.

A special attraction this year which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser is The Kangaroo Kid - a world-class stuntman from Brisbane who entertains fans with his unique quad bike manoeuvres at shows all over the UK.

Banchory Pipe Band will also be appearing.

Show secretary Jane Winton is busily getting everything in order for the big day.

She said: “We are keeping our fingers crossed for a large attendance and hoping that the weather will be kind to us.

“Entries in the horse section are about the same and also for the sheep.

“Pedigree cattle numbers are up and we have a new section for Salers cattle.”

New arrangements have been made this year for light horses.

The area where classes have previously taken place is no longer available.

Instead, light-legged horse competitors will attend competitions at a field at Beltcraigs, across the River Dee beside the Falls of Feugh Restaurant.

Native horse classes – Clydesdales, Hunters and Shetlands – will remain at King George V Park, with all other classes being judged at Beltcraigs.

The marquee dance will be on Saturday night this year with the music being provided by Irish country band Johnny Brady, who will play from 9pm until 1am. The evening is for over 18s only.

Gates on show day open at 9am and the grand parade of livestock will be at 1.30pm.

So make tracks for King George V Park this Saturday for a great family day out.