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Thousands of people from across the Staffordshire Moorlands are set to attend the 40th Manifold Valley Agricultural Show this August.

The showground is located in one of the most stunning locations in the district, at The Arbour, Ilam, between the villages of Ilam and Alstonefield.

The show will be open to the public between 9.30am and 5pm on Saturday, August 10.

During the last few years the show has gone from strength to strength and broke its attendance record in both 2014 and 2015.

In 2014 the show attracted around 6,000 visitors, and 2015 was around 1,200 up on that figure.

Chairman of the show Bruce Daniel said: “We are looking forward to hopefully another bumper year.

“The show is an opportunity for people who supply the rural community with items to meet their customers.

“We are also very pleased that we have been able to secure the site for the next 10 years.

“The show, which is a registered charity, has also expanded its bursary to local schools which will help young people with their education.”

The traditional agricultural show includes sheep and cattle, shire horses, show jumping, terrier and lurcher show, rare breeds, dogs, pets for the younger generation, and a very large display of poultry put on by the Henmore club.

In addition there are arts, handicrafts, and produce from local people.

There will be a large display of rural vintage machinery and tractors and a ‘slow tractor race’.

Main ring events are all countryside orientated. Again, this year, the show will contain regular features including a horse jumping event called ‘Chase Me Charlie’, carriage driving, hounds, a lurcher show, working dogs, and the finale, terrier racing, which is open to all types of terriers, with entries on the day.

Beside the many trade stands, a bar and refreshment facilities will be available making it a family day out.

Parking on the ground itself provides for ease of anyone bringing a picnic as their car is readily accessible without leaving the show ground. Parking is free.

Admission to the show is £5; children five-12, £2; under five free. For entry forms, schedules, trade stands and so on,