Wigtown show chairman is heartened by dedication of exhibitors

Wigtown show chairman Jim Wallace
Wigtown show chairman Jim Wallace

Wigtown Agricultural Society chairman, Jim Wallace is looking forward to this year’s Wigtown Show.

Despite it being an extremely challenging time for all sectors of farming, Jim says it is heartening that so many people take the time to exhibit and get involved in the show. On behalf of the Society, Jim thanks each and every exhibitor, sponsor, committee member and volunteer for their time and commitment.

Also the many trade stands, advertisers and standholders for their continued support. With over 1200 exhibits entered for the show – cattle, sheep, horses, goats, donkeys, poultry, fleece, crooks and scarecrows there will be plenty for the judges, who are very kindly travelling from far and wide, to consider.

The showfield will be packed with a wide variety of trade stands, craft and food stalls, displays and demonstrations. This year’s entertainment programme both in the main ring and craft marquee stage is varied – Heavy Horse Driving, Stannage International Stunt Team, Tug o’ War, Galloway Pony Club’s Musical Display Team, Daffy Dill children’s entertainer, Karen Keenan School of Highland Dancing display, Curly Tale books and music from Caitlin McCornick. Back by popular demand is the fantastic Sheep Show who made their Wigtown Show debut last year, catch one of their four performances through the day.

Don’t forget the popular show jumping competition, funfair and children’s rides, food court, dog show and have-a-go dog agility!

With something at the show for everyone (including well-behaved dogs on leads!), Jim hopes you’ll come along to Bladnoch Park on Wednesday and enjoy a great show.