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Visitors get the opportunity to pitch their judging skills at Spring Show

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Visitors are getting the opportunity to become show judges at Shropshire Council’s Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Spring Show this May bank holiday, from Saturday 5 May 2012 to Monday 7 May 2012. 

The farm will be celebrating products of the countryside with a produce and livestock show, ranging from cakes and jams to sheep and pigs.  

Every visitor will be given the chance to become show judges, working with produce and stock that the farm will have on show.  People will also compare their judging abilities against those of the farm staff to see how keen their skills are.  The competition is all very light-hearted, but instructive at the same time.

Mike Owen, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for the visitor economy, said:

“The May Bank Holiday Spring Show will be showcasing a fantastic range of locally-grown produce whilst offering visitors a glimpse of a number of long-standing skills that are still very much alive in a rural county such as Shropshire.

“I’d encourage residents and visitors alike to visit the farm to sample Shropshire’s fine produce and try out their judging skills.” 

Cecilia Motley, local Shropshire Councillor for Corvedale, which includes the Parish of Acton Scott, said:

“Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is always keen to celebrate rural traditions and practices that have been a part of countryside living for generations.  Weekends such as this one is what the farm is all about – an opportunity to have fun while finding out more about our rural heritage.” 

Visitors can also visitor the excellent café and take advantage of the farm’s free parking.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open until Sunday 4 November 2012, Tuesdays -Fridays 10am–4.30pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30am–5pm.  The farm is closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays.   

The farm’s 2012 programme includes events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, along with seasonal activities such as Harvest and threshing in the autumn.  In August, the farm plays host to the 9th International Iron Smelting Symposium. 

For more information about the Spring Show and other events at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm call 0345 678 9024.  You can also follow us on Facebook and twitter.