Spider Mountain1There’s just over 2 weeks to go to this year’s Chalfont St Giles Show, which will take place on Saturday 7th September. The show, which last year attracted 6,500 people and over 100 traders to Silsden & Meadows, will be celebrating the theme ‘Stage & Screen’.

On show day, everyone is invited to come to the Village Green at 11.00am dressed as their favourite stage, screen or TV character, to enter the Fancy Dress Competition and take their own personal ‘red carpet’ photographs! There is also a Decorated Wheelbarrow (with passenger or ‘owner’) category – full Class information available on the Show website.

Once through the gates, don’t forget to visit the Community Arena for Karate and Tai Chi displays, Search and Rescue Dogs and performances by TrapDoor School of Performing Arts, the Youth Club and Chiltern Cheerleaders. And perhaps you have a pooch with a waggly tail you can enter into the Companion Dog Show? Shopping more your thing? Why not stop off at the Honey Show where you can learn about beekeeping and purchase some great products, followed by a browse through the avenues of stalls with their vast array of retail opportunities! There will be great food and drink available throughout the day, with a Hog Roast, BBQ, Pimm’s, Beer Tent and Tea Tent!

And if after all that, you still have energy left, why not enter a team into the Tug of War competition? All in all, we think you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone!

Other attractions at this year’s show include:

• ‘On The Edge’ Action Stunt Show – a barrowload of ‘don’t try this at home’ moments that show us how the stunt professionals risk their necks to make real movie magic
• Haurel & Lardy – Remember Ollie and Stanley? Two guys and a pratfall with and their genuine 1924 Model T Ford
• Bernie Bennett – dizzy-making low-wire artist – back by popular demand
• Calvero – the award-winning Charlie Chaplin look-alike
• Spider Mountain – a new kind of climbing experience with a vertical super-slide, brought to us by the same team who provided last year’s adrenalin rush with their mobile zip-wire
• The Falconry Centre – back with their beautiful birds of prey
• Premier Rides – their ever-popular tried and tested rides a regular feature at the Show

This year there are 246 competitions open to both adults and juniors and, in addition to the usual horticultural, arts and crafts classes, there are several competitions designed around this year’s theme of Stage and Screen, especially in the Junior Division. Bernie Bennett1The competitions entry system is now open and will close seven days before the Show (midnight, Saturday, August 31st). Everyone is asked to apply online, although the organisers will still accept paper entries (forms available online or in the 2013 Show brochure which can be obtained from any of the Show agents).

Advance tickets are currently on sale in the village shops. Adult tickets cost £3.00 in advance (£5 on Show day), Seniors and Juniors (5-17) cost £2.00 in advance and on Show day and under 5’s are free. There is free parking in Mill Lane (follow the signs) – it’s a steal!

More information about the show can be found at www.csgshow.org