All systems go for Drymen Show

Photograph Jamie Forbes 23.5.13  DRYMEN showfield where Drymen Show is usually held.  Show director Robert Murphy disappointed that this years show has been postponed.
Photograph Jamie Forbes 23.5.13 DRYMEN showfield where Drymen Show is usually held. Show director Robert Murphy disappointed that this years show has been postponed.

An exciting line-up of events has been planned for this year’s rescheduled Drymen Show at Balfunning Farm in Balfron.

The popular agricultural show, which was supposed to be held on May 25 at the showfield at Drymen Bridge, is now going to be held onSaturday, August 17 at Balfunning Farm, Balfron Station by kind permission of Mr J. MacFarlane.

The show planned for May this year was cancelled because the showfield was too wet after months of persistnet rain.

Even if the weather had improved it still wouldn’t have been enough to dry out the showfield in time for the event.

The organisers met at the beginning of June to discuss the possibility of holding the show somewhere else as it was becoming increasingly difficlt to hold it in Drymen showfield due to the weather and a requirement to have the field cleared of livestock for 28 days prior to the show every year.

Strathendrick Agricultural Society secretary David Steel said: “We want everyone to have a fantastic experience at the show - here is a run down of some of what you can see on the day.

“There will be judging of some of the finest livestock including cattle, sheep, highland ponies, Clydesdale horses and a light horse competition.

“We will also have a display of vintage tractors, entertainment in the main ring, a rabbits show and poultry demonstration, trade stands, kids entertainment and catering and bar throughout the day.”

Main ring entertainment will include a livestock parade and prize giving, dog agility, pipe band, kids races, fancy dress horse and rider and a shearing demonstration.

Visitors can also see local woodcarver Iain Chalmers, Chainsaw Creations, and RHET at a stand on the day.

Strathendrick Pipe Band will be performing throughout the show.

The show committee and the SSS Young Farmers Club have also organised an after show dance on August 17 in The Play Barn in Balfron from 8pm to 1am.

The Andy Gordon ceilidh band will be playing, followed by a disco.

There will be a fully licensed bar and food available on the night.

Tickets can be bought from Jane 07951721544 or from the SSS Young Farmers Club on 07701039973, Drymen Post office or Balfron Library.

Entry to Drymen Show costs £7 for an adult, £5 for children/OAPs and a family ticket costs £20.

Parking will be free on the day. Entry costs £7 per adult, £5 for children/OAP’s and a family ticket costs £20.