Rally 2016 Press Release

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Bedfordshire YFC Country Show and Rally
21st May 2016
At Manor Farm, Pertenhall, Beds, MK44 2AZ (Just off the B660 Bedford- Kimbolton Road)
Lots of fun for all the family and a great day out – so save the date now and put it in your diary.
Join us from 10am for a fun filled day out for all ages!
Adults £8. Under 12’s free. Free Parking and Programmes!
The Young Farmer’s Rally
For the 400 Bedfordshire Young Farmers’ members, the rally is a competitions day with livestock, horses, handicrafts, cookery, flowers, practical skills and a lot of fun to be had along the way! With over 180 classes suitable for the ages from 10 to 26 years old, there really is something for all the members to work towards to win the Rally Cup!
The Young Farmers competitors’ day starts with Show Jumping and dressage, whilst the livestock ring springs into action with Cattle, Sheep and Pigs being shown to find the best of the best for the Grand Parade in the early afternoon.
During the morning the handicrafts and flowers competitions are judged, with the Young Farmers showing of their skills, even the rugby playing lads have a go!
With competitors competing to be the best tractor driver, welder and blind folded painter there is plenty to amuse visitors during day. There will be something for everyone.
During the afternoon the focus is on the Main Ring where there will be an actioned packed line up to keep the whole family entertained for hours – see provisional Main Ring timetable below
• 1pm Grand Parade of Livestock   • 1.30pm Assault Course • 2pm Tug of War
• 2.30pm Kids Sweet Scramble •2.45pm Slide Challenge • 3.10pm Olympic Relay
• 3.30pm Parade of Oakley Hunt Fox Hounds • 3.50pm Pallet chariot challenge
• 4.20pm Day’s Surprise •4.40pm Parade of Large Decorated Floats with theme of the past 70 years
The Country Show
Apart from all the Young Farmers activities to watch and enjoy, the day offers something for all. There will be combine harvesters, tractors, and farm machinery to look at and learn about. The event is supported by the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme which supports British food and farming and we are delighted to have our very own “Red Tractor” on site! Look out for the prize draws and giveaways when you visit the Red Tractor.
Fifty trade stands with countryside themes attend. The Craft area will have a wide range of exhibitors, ranging from cakes/breads/pies, honey, spices, beer, jewellery, books/cards, toys, nik-nacks. This will offer a great chance to pick up a lovely or unusual present.
The children’s’ entertainment area with bouncy castle, inflatable slide and face painter will be open all day. This is sited near the refreshments area and most importantly the Ice Cream van and bar!
Birds of prey, alpacas, beagles, Thatcher display and the Hemlock Morris dancers will provide other attractions throughout the day.
With a range of activities going on all day to entertain visitors to the show, we do hope you visit, learn about the Agricultural industry, and enjoy the show and what the Young Farmers get up to!
After a year of planning by the hosts North Beds Young Farmers this will be the highlight of the year.
The rally is by kind permission of The Bates Family.

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