ORGANISERS of the Cheshire County Show have frozen the price of tickets to help families affected by the ongoing economic slump.
Nigel Evans, executive director of the show, said it would guarantee the two-day event continued to offer great value for money and make life easier for visitors.
“The credit crunch has left many families looking for more affordable days out and we feel that it is more important than ever to offer the best possible value for money at this year’s show,” he said.
“Last year, despite the economic downturn, we saw a record 80,000 people attend the show which proves we are getting it right.”
Those planning a trip to the show will once again be wowed with a range of attractions including The Bolddog Freestyle team who are back by popular demand to perform their extreme motorcycle tricks in the main ring.
Birds from Knutsford-based Gauntlet Bird of Prey Centre will put on an aerobatic display with star turns from eagles, kites and buzzards.
Other entertainment will include music from The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas, who will perform a mixture of well-known classics and more traditional Nepali music.
The Sainsbury’s Agri-Centre celebrates Cheshire’s agricultural heritage and allows the public to get up close to see a range of animals and the methods used to get milk, cheese, meat and other foodstuffs on to supermarket shelves.
Tony Garnett, chairman of the show, said this year’s event would continue to celebrate the history of Cheshire’s farming community.
“A lot of enthusiasm and time is given every year from the people and volunteers who make sure this event is a great success,” he said.
“With the sad demise of other similar events in the country we are tackling this year’s Cheshire Show with renewed vigour to ensure its future.”