THE popular and enduring Hawkesbury Horticultural Show returns once again this August with a packed programme sure to bring in the crowds.

Running for 133 years without ever being cancelled for war or adverse British weather, it is thought to be the longest continually running Horticultural Show in England.

It attracts huge crowds of visitors each year and will this year be held on Saturday, August 25 at the Village Hall and recreation ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton,South Gloucestershire.

The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as home baking, varied crafts, home made wine and beer, original photographs and pictures, all produced by the local community.

The entertainment in the arena for 2018 will include stunt driver Jez Avery, who performs all his own spectacular stunts "on four wheels, two wheels, one wheel and no wheels", with audience participation.

Back by popular demand is Michael Davie with his falconry display.

There will also be Punch & Judy and a puppet show from Tricky Micky.

Watch out also for the tractor pull competition, Acro Gymnastics, fairground rides, grand raffle, archery lessons, stalls and live music.

And there is plenty to keep visitors fed and watered with a deer and hog roast, beer and cider tent and a Pimms tent. ​

The popular carnival procession begins with the crowning of the Carnival Queen before travelling through the village to the Show Ground, led by the Nailsworth Silver Band.

The Carnival Queen will be crowned on The Plain at 1.30pm.

The prizes are distributed at 5.30pm, and a local celebrity will be handing out the trophies and awards.

The show concludes at 7pm with the Grand Auction of Produce led by auctioneer Nick Cragg from Country Properties of Chipping Sodbury.

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