Show Day Attractions

Attractions to see during Show Day – 2018

Junior Shepherd Classes

A lovely competition for exhibitors aged up to 16 years old, judged on presentation of both sheep and handler by this year’s Show President.  Wonderful to watch the stock handlers of the future, girls and boys, proudly show off their skill and knowledge of their treasured animal.  Judged in the Main Ring at 1:00pm.  Come and support your favourite.

Young Handler Cattle Classes

Caerwys Show Committee believes in encouraging young people to become stockmen and stockwomen of the future.  Exhibitors aged up to 21 compete for the Colin and Alun Griffiths Memorial Perpetual Challenge Trophy judged on handling and presentation in the Livestock Area. 

Vintage Tractors and Classic Car Displays

Once again, we are pleased to welcome support from the Vintage Tractors the theme this year is 100 years of John Deere and 60 Massey tractors for 60 years of Massey.  Classic Car enthusiasts will add to the atmosphere with displays of their ‘pride and joy’.

Dog Competition – for Fun and Agility

Back again the popular Fun and Agility Dog Show – courtesy of, and grateful thanks to, North Clwyd Animal Rescue Centre.  Admission price to be paid at gate, small charge to enter dog into classes, details to follow.

Pedro’s Children’s Circus Workshop  

This will keep the children entertained with Juggling, Uni-Cycling, Ball, Club and Ring Juggling, Hula Hoop, Plate Spinning, Object Balancing, to name but a few, and what’s more it’s FREE.

Punch and Judy & Magic Show

Welcome back to, Chris Somerville, who will keep the children enthralled (and their parents) with three shows on the day, and it’s FREE.  Times of shows will be available nearer show day.

Birds of Prey

Welcome again to Harry Hamilton and his Birds of Prey – always a delight to see the expressions on the faces of children and adults when visiting this site.

Age of the Princes

Demonstrations of rural life in the medieval period – aspects of rural medieval life are shown through the role of a forester and associated craftsmen.  Examples of traditional skills such as leatherworking, bodging, fletching and herbal medicine.  The role of the forester is explained, why he carries a sword and buckler shield for his protection, how he deals with hunting dogs and lots more.  www.ageoftheprinces.co.uk

Caerwys Agricultural Show Roll-the-Bale Competition

In the Main Ring at 4:30pm we will need 16 teams of two people, entry fee £5 per team, the winners take home half of the entry fees.

Entries taken all day at the Rotary Bar, which will remain open for all of the competition.

Will you be shouting your team on to victory or will you be doing the hard work of pushing that bale?

Children’s Roll a Barrel competition at 4:30pm in the Main Ring, FREE entry for children.

Llysfasi & Vale of Clwyd Stickmakers

Pop along to the Craft Tent and look at all the different hand carved sticks on display.  See who goes home with the Champion Stick and Champion Horn Rosette.

Carmel & Holywell Woodcraft Association

The members will be happy to explain the art of woodturning and other terms and techniques associated with making items from wood.  On display will be the tools they use and wood items that the club have made, beautiful to see and hold, treat yourself to a gift. 

Alpacas

The alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid.  Alpacas are like llamas, and are often confused with them.  The two animals are closely related and can successfully cross-breed.  Alpaca fleece is the natural fibre harvested from an alpaca.

Spinning Demonstration

The Clwyd Weavers, Spinners & Dyers will demonstrate the age-old art of spinning wool – a craft which our forefathers learnt at an early age.

The Guild’s Aim is to keep the traditional Crafts of Handweaving, Spinning and Dyeing alive and developing in the modern world. 

Flint & District Beekeepers’ Association

Their aim is to promote good beekeeping practice, provide guidance & support, ongoing information & awareness and support new beekeepers in the area.

Rush Basket Making

Rosie is a basket maker living and working in North Wales.  She weaves both fine miniature and functional baskets using both Bulrush and Common Juncus.

Lathe Bowl Turning  

Doug is a ranger at National Trust – in his ‘spare’ time he demonstrates the age-old art of wood turning, utilising the equipment that was used prior to modern power-driven lathes – a fantastic art form.

Basket Making

Ruth makes oak swills, cyntell and Welsh hazel baskets.  She is also collating information about basketry local to her area where there was a tradition for making hazel baskets.  Basketmaking is one of the oldest and most universal crafts known to man.  There is an increasing interest in sustainability, many basket makers growing their own willows, carbon neutral production methods, local production and a greater appreciation of handmade objects has resulted in a resurgence in basketmaking.

Cleft Wood Hurdles

Natural Fencing – Cleft chestnut post and rail is a traditional fence that blends well into the natural environment, using strong and robust chestnut material which will stand the test of time.

Birch Brooms

A penknife, birch sapling and a little patience are all you’ll need to revive a vanishing craft.  Thanks to their stout wooden “bristles,” these heavy-duty sweepers are ideal for such outdoor chores as brushing out a tool shed or stable or clearing lawns and paths of leaves.

Criw Celf

Criw Celf offers a specialist training programme for children who are more able and talented in the visual arts.  The programme has been running in Denbighshire for six years and has been of huge benefit to dozens of young artists, many of whom have gone on to take art at GCSE and A level.

The programme of special art masterclasses, with professional artists, offers its members opportunities to:

Have access to high quality and in-depth additional art education
Foster and develop skills and understanding of visual art and craft
Learn about careers in the arts sector
Collaborate with artist to develop their potential and ability
Exhibit their work in a professional art gallery
It is the centenary of the birth of Kyffin Williams and our Criw Celf members will be doing masterclasses based on his work.  Artist Eleri Jones will be with us today leading a masterclass in the drawing of horses at our show. Light horses, Shire and heavy horses and Shetland ponies, will be an ideal event for them to attend. 

You will see the members in different areas sketching these magnificent horses with helpers and artist Eleri Jones.

For more details visit www.cricelf.co.uk