69th year for Young Farmers Show and Rally

Decorated floats at the Beds Young Farmers Annual Show and Rally
Decorated floats at the Beds Young Farmers Annual Show and Rally

Bedfordshire Young Farmers, which celebrates its 70th year this year, has announced the date for its 69th Annual Show and Rally.

The action-packed event, which attracts about 2,500 visitors, is being held on Saturday, May 21.

The event is again being at Manor Farm, Green End, Pertenhall, by kind permission of the Bates Family.

Young Farmers start arriving at the rally site from 7am on the day, with livestock, handicrafts, cookery and flowers ready for a fun-filled, action-packed day.

Competitions take place all day, culminating in in the afternoon in the main ring with a hard-fought tug-of-war, grand parade of winning stock, parade of hounds and, at the end, the long-awaited and highly contested decorated floats competition and the flour and water fight.

The day offers something for everyone, with numerous trade stands, craft stalls, a children’s entertainment area, vintage tractors, show jumping and main ring attractions.