Dorset County Show

60,000 people are expected to visit showground in Dorchester on Saturday and Sunday to see a programme packed with agricultural competitions, show jumping, crafts and entertainment.

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Dorset County Show to attract 'thousands'

Final preparations are being made for the Dorset County Show this weekend.

The show celebrates the area's agricultural sector that has been going since 1841. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend over the next two days.

But that's not the only thing to turn up in its thousands. The show secretary Sam Mackenzie-Green said, "This year, we estimate that 2,500 animals will pass through the gates."

She also added that the 'attraction needs to strike a balance'.

"Horses will naturally take the lead but polls suggest kids also want thrills, spills and screeching tyres. This year our headliner is the Kangaroo Kid Matt Coulter from Australia, who will be performing death-defying stunts on his quad bike."

Last minute preparations for Dorset County Show

Dorset County Show kicks off tomorrow Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Final preparations are underway for the Dorset County Show, which starts tomorrow. Sixty thousand people are expected to turn up at the showground in Dorchester to see a programme packed with agricultural competitions, showjumping, crafts and entertainment.

This year there will be a first - the Flavour of Dorset will be unveiled - said to be the first ever flavour produced on behalf of a county in Britain.

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