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Vale of Glamorgan show enjoys ‘really successful’ day as thousands turn up

Thousands flocked to the Vale of Glamorgan’s annual show on Wednesday to experience the agricultural event’s vast offering of activities for all ages.

Taking place at Fonmon Castle, Barry, around 20,000 people attended the event to take advantage of the local produce and displays on show.

The show boasted more than 200 trade stands on the field, marketing and selling a variety of goods, as well as food hall stands selling produce, most of which was grown or made in the area.

Dee Jay from Caerphilly enjoys herself at the Vale Show at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan

There was also a shopping mall allowing small traders to exhibit, and a large craft fair and horticultural show.

Horses were also a big part of the day, and shows and judging took place throughout the day in four different rings.

Show Jumping at the Vale Show at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan

A dog show, fire service display and activity session by Glamorgan Cricket Club also made up the day’s proceedings.

Created by the Vale’s Agricultural Society, the show was established in 1772 for farmers to meet and participate in competitions.

Cattle judging at the Vale Show at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan

According to organisers, it has always been held on a Wednesday so shop owners, who closed early on that day, could attend the show in the afternoon. It’s the region’s biggest one-day agricultural festival.

It may not have enjoyed the sun and warm weather seen last year, but Sarah Fenner, general secretary of the show, said the day had been a triumph.

She said: “It’s been really successful and the weather has been kind to us.

Pinak Das(cor) shows his Irish Wolfhounds Toby (left) and Jeeshu (cor) at the Vale Show at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan

“It’s been very busy. We have seen lots of people come through and I believed the trade stands have had a good day too.

“Largely, people have given us good feedback as they normally do.”

Ms Fenner added: “It’s a hugely important day for the rural community in the Vale of Glamorgan and it’s a day for everyone to come out with their families.

“We’d like to thank our volunteers and our sponsors, both of whom we completely rely on to make sure the day runs smoothly.”

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