Sunday, 10 April 2011

Camden Show

On Saturday we attended the 125th Camden Show - Still a country show.

After quickly skirting the fun-fair we headed for the duck and pig show, featuring very well dressed ducks.

Then browsed some of the displays where the kids enjoyed petting the animals and R challenged himself to the Scouts assault course.

After the obligatory ice-cream we made our way to some arena shows including the young farmers challenge, sword play, mini stunt bikes and jousting.

Evening was drawing in so we headed to the main arena for the nights events, pausing for the dodgems and bumpy slide en route. The camels lined up in the starting pen, ready, steady, go ... and they're off.

The loud lawnmower racing scared L, but we all enjoyed the brumbly run, where the wild horses were rounded up. Wheelie bin races turned out to be more exciting than expected, especially when runners were brought down in the mud right in front of us. The crowd were a bit cruel in their laughter though! The firework spectacular began eventually after a bit of manual lighting of the 125 years sign. L sat through the whole thing with her eyes screwed tightly shut!

The event had a different feel to last year as we mainly concentrated on seeing the arena events rather than the displays like last year. I think you need 2 days to really see everything.

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