The Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Summer Country Fair will see the top cows in the Island competing in the show ring over two days and displays of fresh flowers, home-grown produce and home-baked cakes in the exhibition hall.
‘The Summer Country Fair is a community countryside family fun weekend for people to spend time together to enjoy the beautiful rural settings Jersey has to offer and we looking forward to seeing people at the show,’ said the society’s chief executive, James Godfrey.
The weekend also features the Jersey Kennel Club Spring Championship Breed Show on the Saturday and a dog-friendly fun day on Sunday.
RJAHS horticultural secretary Rachelle Robinson said there would also be caged birds and falconry displays, local trade stands and an animal farm.
‘There will be lots of refreshment stands selling food, drink, cakes, candy floss and more,’ she said. ‘The early summer flower show includes classes for pot plants, cacti, roses, sweet peas, fuchsias, fruit and vegetables, flower-arranging and cakes. The prize-giving and cake auction in aid of Cancer Research Jersey will take place at 4 pm on Sunday.’
The show is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm on both days. Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for senior citizens and free for children and society members. There is no charge for parking.
Another major event in the agricultural year is also taking place on Sunday 10 June. The Jersey Royal Company is taking part in a nationwide initiative, Open Farm Sunday, when more than 1,500 farms across the British Isles open their gates to the public. It is being staged in a field behind the Zoo, from where it will be signposted, between 10 am and 4 pm.