Farmers in north Essex are gearing up for their 107th agricultural show.

The theme of the annual Tendring Show on Saturday, July 13, is Grow it, Cook it, Eat, which will incorporate a cookery theatre and live demonstrations showing the journey from field to fork.

The one-day event at Lawford House Park, Lawford, near Manningtree, will feature an array of attractions and entertainment for visitors and families including livestock competitions, a military village and ‘farming on the move’ machinery demonstration 

More than 250 trade stands and exhibits will include a shoppers' market.

Other draws including a food pavilion, education tent and art,  lifestyle marquee, classic cars, a countryside area and Lawford Park Horse Show.

In the rings, spectators will be treated to heart-pounding performances by the Flyin’ Ryan motorcycle stunt show and the Wheel 2 Wheel BMX display team.

This year the club is led by an all-female leadership team with chairman Catherine Parker and president Mandy Rix - both of whom have longstanding personal and family connections with the club. 

Mandy said she was "truly honoured" to be chosen as president "a position that fills me with immense pride".

"This year, I've chosen the theme 'Grow it, Cook it, Eat it' to celebrate the journey of our locally grown produce from the fields to our tables," she said.

"The intention is to put a spotlight on our vibrant agricultural community and the important connection between farmers, chefs, and consumers." 

Catherine said they had lots of exciting plans for this year’s Tendring Show.

"I’m looking forward to working with Mandy and the rest of the executive team and volunteers to deliver another successful day for all of our visitors and exhibitors.

"My family have been supporters of the Tendring Hundred Farmers Club for many generations and I am looking forward to continuing that tradition. I hope you can join us."

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