With the 2015 agricultural show season well underway (and having attended Heathfield Agricultural Show on Saturday) I’ve compiled a list of 20 things a show-goer can expect to see…which surprisingly happens to be a lot more than hats, livestock and vintage tractors.

1. Eye catching local produce

DSC01560

2. Judges (often wearing bowler hats or similar) talking to livestock handlers (nearly always in white coats).

DSC01579

3. Vintage tractors – look at the paint job on this beauty…

DSC01656

4. A bearded man stood next to a beer tent drinking ale

DSC01605

5.  An impressive looking cockerel

DSC028526

6. A chimney sweep touting for business

DSC01610

7. A line of pedigree dairy cows..

DSC01597

8. Wooden novelty ducks for sale..

DSC01550

9. Strawberries

DSC01561

10. A sheep shearing demo

DSC01616

11. Pigs being walked around a pen

DSC01576

12. A farmer smoking a pipe..

DSC02770

13. A photographer being chased by a small herd of goats

Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race 2014

14. A jazz band with a catchy name….

DSC01557

15.  A supreme champion cow wearing a cummerbund and rosettes..

DSC01626

16. Some candle holders made out of old bits of pipe

DSC01614

17. A Sussex bull tethered to a gate

DSC01647

18. A steam engine

DSC01604

19. A hat stand

DSC01548

20. And finally a ‘vintage’ horse box showcasing a selection of hand made artisan goods..

DSC01658