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Bring forth the North!

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Bring forth the North!

The final show in Guernsey's summer season gets underway today, with the weather forecast looking good for the Battle of Flowers.

The show attracts thousands of visitors each year and is hosting a range of events, including the popular float parade tomorrow which will be followed by a grand firework display to finish the season.

Children can try arts and crafts for free with the Creation Station, have a go at circus skills with Circus Whizz and get involved in Tug of War this afternoon.

Meanwhile, spectators can gather around the main arena to watch displays from Bob Hogg's Sheepdogs, Stunt Mania and Dingle FIngle. Elsewhere, Guernsey Majorettes will be performing and the island's Vintage Tractor Club will make an appearance along with the Guernsey Rally.

Beer tent events get going at 18:30 each day with the Meat Draw, followed by live music throughout the evening.

Wednesday 21 August:

  • 19:00 - Dead Steady
  •  19:45 - Cor Damme Lars
  • 21:00 - Sons of the Desert

Thursday 22 August:

  • 19:00 - Case on the Base
  • 19:45 - High Voltage
  • 20:45 - Isle Stone
  • 21:45 - The Spannerz

As always, there will be a display of exhibitor entries ranging from local livestock, fruit and veg, flowers, baked goods, photography and art. They will all be judged over the course of today with the tents open for public viewing from lunchtime, and all day tomorrow. 

The much-loved Battle of Flowers parade will begin at 14:30 tomorrow [Thursday 22 August]. From around 17:00 spectators will have the chance to get a closer look at some of the floats before decisions are made and trophies are awarded to the winners.

North Show schedule 2019

Pictured: North Show 2019 schedule.

That's not your only chance to see the entries though, as a second floodlit cavalcade will take place at 21:00 and will be rounded off with fireworks at 21:45.

The show takes place at Saumarez Park and will be open from 10:00 until 23:00 both today and tomorrow.

Adult tickets are £6 today and £8 tomorrow, while OAPs and Juniors can get in for £4 and £5 tomorrow and children under five go free.

Parking in the Home Field is £2.

Pictured top: North Show float.

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