ALL of the trade stalls were sold well in advance of the Burwarton Show that will bring thousands of people into the village today.

The showground will be buzzing with a number of new attractions joining familiar favourites.

There will be a wide selection of livestock representing the agricultural heritage of the show.

Cattle, sheep and pigs will be brought for judging from all over the country.

Last year one of the big challenges was keeping the animals from overheating as the show came at the end of a prolonged period of hot weather and drought.

But the conditions were ideal for giant tortoises that will be making a return appearance.

In the main showring the Atkinson Action Horses will be making their first visit to Burwarton. They will demonstrate the tricks and stunts that can be performed with highly trained horses.

Visitors will also have the chance to watch dressage.

There will be a falconry display that offers the opportunity for children to get close to the birds of prey.

With the school holidays well underway this will not be the only attraction for children as the Panic Family Circus will be in the play area and the Pentabus Theatre Company will be performing.

On the village green will be Punch and Judy, the singer Judy Helen Pearson, Magic Russ and the Church Stretton Accordion Band.

As has been the case in the past there will be a large number of trade stands around the showground with a shopping arcade, conservation area, craft market and demonstrations.

The Burwarton Young Farmers Group will be playing a prominent part throughout the day.

It was 125 years ago that the Burwarton and District Farmers Club held the first show in a field North of the Village.

The show stopped for the First World War and did not restart until 1947. It looked like it might finish in 1971 but is now going strong.