Countdown to Drymen Show

Last year's Drymen Show, Balfunning Farm.
Last year's Drymen Show, Balfunning Farm.

From ducks to dogs and Zwarbles sheep to Highland cows, this year’s Drymen Show will have something to entertain absolutely everyone.

On Saturday, May 31 in the stunning Drymen Showfield setting on the banks of the river Endrick, Strathendrick Agricultural Society will put on its 186th Drymen show.

This year’s hilarious headline act is Quack Commandos, which demonstrates the skill and speed of the border collie in action with a flock of Indian runner ducks, including a little audience participation.

Another highlight will be the sheep shearing demonstration and many farmers and livestock keepers will be hoping to win a prize or two is the specialist cattle and sheep contests.

Strathendrick Agricultural Secretary, David Steel, said: “The afternoon entertainment in the main ring will include fancy dress horse and rider competition, heavy horse turn out, vintage tractor procession, highland dance display and the annual Drymen duck race. Kids might like to take part in a number of races or the football tournament.

“If you would like to get up close with some small furry friends go along to this year’s pets corner for a hands on experience.

“Local primary school and nurseries will also be displaying work from their children at the show so look out for those creative writers and poets in the schools tent. And why not visit the SWRI tent for some fine examples of home baking and jam making.”

If thrills are your thing, the fun fair will be back in residence for children of all ages.

If you go for the whole day, you could take a picnic or take advantage of the food and drink stalls on offer. Many local business will be showing off their wares and locally made crafts can be viewed undercover in the new craft tent.

Entry costs £7 for adults, £4 for children and senior citizens. A family ticket is £20. Parking is free.

Drymen Showfield can be accessed from the A811.