SOUTH Cheshire produced hundreds of entries in the Cheshire Show which draws to a close today after attracting record- breaking crowds.
The farming community made its presence known in the various horse, cattle, sheep, pig and poultry classes while cheese, wine and honeyproducerswereon fine form in the giant marquees housing their displays.
Monday's showers gave way to a fine day yesterday which drew massive crowds to the two-day event at Tabley showground.
Show executive director, Nigel Evans expected the attendance to exceed last year's 40,000 people on the first day.
Chairman John Platt was delighted with the last minute boost in cattle entries - up from 400 to 510 which he said was the 'best figure for years'.
Zulu dancers, death-defying motorbike stunts, brass bands and dog obedience displays were among the arena attractions.
South Cheshire College catering students showed visitors how to rustle up a meal in minutes while Rease-heath College showed off garden and floral displays.
Traders from across South Cheshire showed off their wares in the food hall, country pursuits and craft section while others did brisk trade with clothes, jewellery, antiques and agricultural supplies.
Botanist David Bellamy will be on hand to answer questions today.
The show continues today until 6pm. For details, visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk and don't miss next week's Chronicle for full coverage of the event.
Find the cat to get a real taste of Cheshire > > >
Find the cat to get a real taste of Cheshire
A GRINNING orange cat will be inviting visitors at the Cheshire Show to 'Step into Cheshire'.
The Cheshire cat's face is the logo for the One Stop Community Access Roadshow(OSCAR), which will be on hand to show visitors the nicest walks in their own county.
Countryside Service Rangers and council staff will be on site to demonstrate how easy it is to explore Cheshire.
They are being assisted by a dozen computers on board the roadshow - which will help visitors to choose their favourite walks by using the 'virtual' walks available on screen. Browsers can taste Cheshire as well as see it, because the 'Made in Cheshire' team will be handing out samples of Cheshire-made apple juice.
Children can have their faces painted like the Cheshire cat and can make badges, as well as colour in the cat's face with crayons.
There will also be a 'Recycle for Cheshire' game while the recycling team gives details on the home compost scheme and Real Nappy Network.