THE grand Hawkesbury Horticultural Show returned for its 134th year this weekend.

Families flocked to the traditional country show, which opened with a carnival procession of floats and a walking costume parade, led by Nailsworth Silver Band.

Held at the village hall and recreation ground in Hawkesbury Upton, visitors enjoyed craft and food stalls, tea and cakes, beer and Pimms tents and fairground rides.

This year’s show featured a range of entertainment, from Welsh farmer Meirion and his sheepdogs, to Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack.

Allotment guru Terry Walton from Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show made a guest appearance, crowning the Carnival Queen and presenting several prizes, as well as providing allotment tips and advice.

There was also a tractor pull competition, a grand raffle with an array of prizes, plus live music.

Rounding off the day, the traditional auction of produce was presided over by Nick Cragg from Country Properties, giving show-goers the chance to purchase many of the exhibits.

The show committee is continued its mission to reduce plastic waste on the day, with a recycling station at the show, a tap available at the Village Hall for visitors to refill their own bottles and receptacles and encouraging visitors to reuse last year’s pint and half pint beakers.

No throwaway plastic glasses were supplied on the day.