Sun shines down on fun-filled Dassett Country Show

Avon Dassett Country Show. The Spa Strummers ukelele group. NNL-150108-182116009
Avon Dassett Country Show. The Spa Strummers ukelele group. NNL-150108-182116009

Hundreds of revellers took advantage of good weather to flock to what may have been the most action-packed Dassett Country Show to date.

Festivities kicked-off on Saturday, August 1 from 12pm with a dog show and displays from Banbury Cross Flyball Team, while in the main marquee the Leamington ukelele group Spa Strummers drew large crowds throughout the day.

Avon Dassett Country Show. Show goers enjoy the afternoon. NNL-150108-182244009

Avon Dassett Country Show. Show goers enjoy the afternoon. NNL-150108-182244009

With more exhibitors then ever before, visitors had their pick of stalls selling everything from jam to dog biscuits, handmade crafts to lawnmovers, plants and local produce. Children were also catered for with pens of animals including pigs, alpacas and miniature ponies, and birds of prey brought by Fir Tree Falconry.

Keeping with the traditional theme, the show had tractors for children to sit in as well as vintage and steam engines on show.

Natalie Heath, chairman of the Dassett Country Show, said early indications are that this year’s event has smashed its fund-raising target, with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

She said: “The Dassett Country Show continues to grow each year and we’re enormously grateful to all those that support us, visitors, exhibitors, demonstrators and volunteers - we’re extremely proud of the Show we put on, but we absolutely couldn’t do it without them!”

Avon Dassett Country Show. Dian Saunders and Asian Eagle Owl, Indy, from Fir Tree Falconry, Warmington. NNL-150108-182415009

Avon Dassett Country Show. Dian Saunders and Asian Eagle Owl, Indy, from Fir Tree Falconry, Warmington. NNL-150108-182415009

Avon Dassett Country Show. Andrew Hall from Tysoe with his Lister D 1.5 horsepower stationary engine. NNL-150108-182003009

Avon Dassett Country Show. Andrew Hall from Tysoe with his Lister D 1.5 horsepower stationary engine. NNL-150108-182003009