Popular Stroud event to return this weekend

Stroud Show – which brings together a fantastic family day of fun to celebrate rural life – returns on Saturday, July 16.

At the event held at Stratford Park there will be crafts, art, horticulture, delicious food and drink and of course plenty of dogs competing for various titles including waggiest tail.

This year’s event will also mark a celebration of the show’s 150th anniversary.

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A spokesperson for the organising team said: “We are delighted to be planning to welcome everyone back for a fantastic family fun day.

“And just to prove we are Stroud and not just any town, there’s our world record for brickthrowing to defend against some determined Australian competition. 

“This year we are also reintroducing the tug of war, as the winning team from 1977 has returned the cup and its up for grabs!

“After two lost years, we will be back with all the usual fun and a full programme of entertainment.

“And for all musicians thirsting for fame, we are again offering bands a chance to compete for a slot at Chalfest in front of 15,000 people.” 

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Attractions include a traditional fun fair, Punch and Judy, children’s art tent, animals to see plus candyfloss, ice cream and other treats for children.

There will also be a colouring competition. 

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Stroud Brewery will have a stand and there will be great food, music and entertainment.

Craft and horticulture competitions will be held for all ages – the classes and details on how to enter are all available at stroudshow.com. 

Once again the Edna Powell Cup will be awarded for outstanding contribution to the community.

See the website for details on how to send in nominations to thank those people who have been so generous with their time and care in the last few years. 

It could be the person who shopped for neighbours during lockdown or someone who maintains your local community spaces.

This is an opportunity to say thank you together in honour of former show organiser Edna Powell.

The show is at Stratford Park with a formal opening at 11.45am, gates open at noon and events run until about 6pm.

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