Crowds flood back to enjoy Banbury and District Show

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, West Bar Vetinary Hospital raising money for BARKS NNL-150615-093703009
Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, West Bar Vetinary Hospital raising money for BARKS NNL-150615-093703009

Estimated crowds of about 10,000 flocked to this year’s Banbury and District Show on Sunday where the weather finally stayed dry.

Last year’s event had to be cancelled due to adverse weather, but despite the rain on Saturday, the event stayed largely dry throughout the day.

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Galloping Acrobats in the main ring NNL-150615-093635009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Galloping Acrobats in the main ring NNL-150615-093635009

Superb entertainment in two arenas was complemented by dozens of stalls, funfair attractions, food vendors, a beer tent and a dog show and ferret and pig racing.

Youngsters were able to ride quad bikes and go-karts, play crazy golf and table football, enjoy zorb balls and climb walls.

Tony Mepham, Banbury town mayor, said: “The Banbury and District Show is magnificent. I think there is more to see and do than ever before and this must be one of the best free-to-enter events anwhere in the country. I’m pleased that so many people have turned out to enjoy the day.”

A wrestling marquee was a huge hit as were health and fitness sessions in a second marquee.

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Hannah Mountford (9) in a bubble NNL-150615-093423009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Hannah Mountford (9) in a bubble NNL-150615-093423009

The arena acts started with the Joseph Peace Fire Show, followed by Galloping Acrobatics and the 142 Squadron.

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Jessie puts on a show for Banbury Cross Flyball Team. NNL-150615-093403009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Jessie puts on a show for Banbury Cross Flyball Team. NNL-150615-093403009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Joseph Selby (9) arresting Wayne Meade for being grumpy in public NNL-150615-093300009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Joseph Selby (9) arresting Wayne Meade for being grumpy in public NNL-150615-093300009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, three generations of Becker, Jaxon (4), grandad Dave and uncle Jeff on the Waltzer NNL-150615-093202009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, three generations of Becker, Jaxon (4), grandad Dave and uncle Jeff on the Waltzer NNL-150615-093202009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, award winning Banbury Cake bakers Tim and Annette Bennett NNL-150615-093108009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, award winning Banbury Cake bakers Tim and Annette Bennett NNL-150615-093108009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Jenny James and Oliver (7) on the Ghost Train NNL-150615-092957009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Jenny James and Oliver (7) on the Ghost Train NNL-150615-092957009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Bryan Maina (12) clears the pole on Last Man Standing NNL-150615-093516009

Banbury and District show held at Spiceball Park. Pictured, Bryan Maina (12) clears the pole on Last Man Standing NNL-150615-093516009