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The Cowpie Show 13-05-18 Lingfield, Surrey

The Cowpie Show, Lingfield, Surrey

The Cowpie Show is an amazing country show event run by the Surrey Young Farmers for over 30 years.

It’s a really important event for the Surrey Young Farmers to showcase what they do. It also provides a fun family day out and brings the commuter belt that sits around the showground back in touch with its rural roots.

The Cowpie Show combines a traditional country fair and county show, with a mix of livestock, rural crafts, and local foods, with dogs shows and exciting displays.

This year’s show included a Monster Truck Show and Anti-Gravity Big Show.

Across the country show was a huge array of trade stands meaning there was something for everyone. As you can see here, we were squeezed in between a hat seller and Goat Meat stall.

Who would have thought I would have gone home with a carrier bag of goat meat sausages…

You will find the show each year at Blue Anchor Farm, Blindley Heath, Lingfield.

Blindley Heath is a beautiful location just south of Godstone, surrounded by a huge grassland nature reserve.  The whole area of Godstone Green and Church Town, suburbs of Godstone, are now conservation areas.  Blindley Heath is home to a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  It is the best-known example of a relict damp grassland on Weald Clay in Surrey and has several ponds and a stretch of the Ray Brook.

Bay Pond is just one of the fantastic locations in Surrey that I use for dog photography. Each month I spent half of my working time at different beautiful locations across Surrey, Sussex, and Berkshire. From beaches and historic woodlands to forests and heathlands.

Another great location near Godstone is Tilburstow Hill. This is a beautiful woodland of Chestnut on the Greensand Way with views across the Weald. With easy parking, the site is open all year round. You will find an amazing display of Fungi through the autumn months, wildflowers by spring, and a great selection of traditional English trees.

 

The Cowpie Show

Biddenden TractorFest

Biddenden TractorFest

Biddenden TractorFest could quite simply be, the best show on the planet. Fact.

Heck, I might be biased. I grew up in Biddenden, and for decades the Biddenden Spectacular was an event that made local history. Then it stopped.

So when launching my dog photography business in my home area of Biddenden, the Biddenden TractorFest was a natural choice to market my business.

Biddenden is a small rural farming community in the Weald of Kent. Close to the steam train renowned town of Tenterden. Just 12 miles from Ashford and Maidstone, 17 from Tunbridge Wells. A small rural gem nestled amongst the lush greenery of Kent.

TractorFest celebrates that rural heritage in a time honoured way. Cider and wines from the world class Biddenden Vineyards.  A huge selection of tractors and steam engines. Food and drink stalls of local produce. Lots of local businesses hosting stalls. Classic cars and motorcyles to peruse.

Shire horses. Hawks. Dogs. Ducks. Sheep Racing.

Rural living at it’s very best.

We proudly displayed our stunning dog photography products. Our stand next right opposite the Dog Show and sponsored prizes for the winners of a number of categories.

Roll on 2017! Can’t wait to do it all again.