Annual show ‘bigger and better’ than ever

Pig racing will be a part of this year's Banbury and District Show in June NNL-140105-161328001
Pig racing will be a part of this year's Banbury and District Show in June NNL-140105-161328001

Organisers are confident that this year’s Banbury and District Show will be the most action-packed in the event’s history.

The free Banbury Town Council event will take place in Spiceball Park on Sunday, June 8, starting at 10.30am.

There will be thrills galore with high-flying acrobats, live wrestling, a sensational fire act, pig racing, a dog show, and a display by the Banbury-based 142 Vehicle Squadron Army Reserve Unit.

The ever-popular dancing with the DJ event, organised by show comperes Radio Horton, will also be part of the five-and-a-half-hour programme.

Other attractions will include steam engines, ferret racing, archery, quad bikes, falconry, go-karts and much more. There will be plenty of food stalls, charity stalls, a beer tent and refreshment marquee.

Councillor Colin Clarke, chairman of the town council’s general services committee, said: “Every year we try to make the show bigger and better than ever – and this year we have put together a superb programme of action-packed attractions that will thrill and entertain men, women and children of all ages.

“Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the event – free of charge – and I’m looking forward to seeing a massive crowd on the day.”

Banbury’s New Breed Wrestling Club will have several stars performing on the day and fire stuntman Joseph Peace will treat audiences to a unique show that combines fun and danger. Show visitors are also encouraged to cheer on their favourite pig as six rare breeds race for a prize and The Up ‘n’ Over Dog Training Club will organise a dog show.

Above and Beyond aerial display team will keep visitors on their toes as they perform thrilling trapeze acts on a series of high wires strung above the show’s main arena.