Thousands enjoy 147th Keith Show

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The 147th Keith Show took place on Sunday and Monday, 12th and 13th August and although the weather didn’t quite shine, thousands of visitors still enjoyed the two day event.

Jason Smyth wowed the crowds with his motor and quad bike daredevil stunts on both Sunday and Monday, while Sunday visitors also enjoyed the Phoenix Magic Show, Vintage Parade, Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Tug o’ War, Pony Club Games, Balloch Hill Race, Pets Parade, Feather and Egg Classes, Kids Races, Horse Judging, Show Jumping, Dog Show and a music stage. For Monday’s visitors there were cattle and sheep classes including young handlers classes, Scottish Beef Cattle Championship sponsored by Simmers Contracts Ltd and rare and minority breed sheep, as well as native horses, wool classes and sheep shearing, which was all topped off by the Grand Parade led by Supreme Cattle Champion, Charolais cow Battleford Lola from Garry Patterson, Aultmore and Blair Duffton, Huntly.

In addition to these events there was also an Industrial Marquee where there was a fine display of flowers and plants, home bakes, children’s exhibits, sewing, crochet, floral art, honey, vegetables and more. The industrial marquee was also home to the SWI Rural displays which included winning entries from Inverkeithney and Arradoul. There were also Lifestyle, Craft and Food tents which showcased many local products and businesses as well as a fun fair. Below the main ring were many trade stands as well as an educational children’s tent, vintage vehicles display, beer tent and display of birds of prey.

The annual Keith Show marquee was also held on Saturday 11th August with the Joe Davitt Country Band and Current Affair providing the nights entertainment.

For a full list of results please keep an eye on www.keithshow.org.uk/results/ where results will be uploaded in due course.

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