The 185th Bakewell Show opened today in the heart of the Peak District. Our reporter, Martin Fisher, was there to soak up the sights and sounds, as well as taking a look at some of the issues affecting the agricultural industry.
Now as far as agricultural shows go, our region boasts some of the finest - the Lincolnshire Show in June..The Great Yorkshire Show in July
There's the biggest one-day show in the country at Driffield, and today in the heart of the Peak District it's the opening day of the 185th Bakewell Show. There for us , sampling all its bucolic delights is Martin Fisher
The 185th Bakewell Show officially gets underway later today.
Organisers say they expect more than 20,000 people to attend the two-day agricultural festival at the heart of the Peak District.
The two-day Bakewell show ended today with organisers hailing it a success. While other events in our region may have been hit by the appalling summer weather, Bakewell led the way with healthy crowds.
Thousands of people are heading to this year's Bakewell Show as the region's agricultural industry hopes for a boost after a dismal summer. With events like the Great Yorkshire Show cancelled, its place in the farming calendar is more important than ever.