Sandwell Community Show this weekend
Published on 20th August 2012
Organisers of the Sandwell Community Show are hoping for dry weather on the run-up to this year's massive event planned for the Bank Holiday weekend.
Final preparations are being made for the show planned for this weekend.
So far, the show is on and various stalls will be erected over the next few days.
Cabinet member for neighbourhood services Councillor Ian Jones said: "This is a major event in the Sandwell calendar and we all have out fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us."
The two-day free show, which is held is held on the King George V Playing Fields at the rear of Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich, is expected to attract up to 60,000 visitors.
The show will run from 11am to 5pm on Sunday August 26 and Monday August 27, with entertainment for all the family.
The Main Arena features Steve Colley Motorbike Stunt Rider, Stallions of Substance Horse Display Team, Rockwood Dog Display Team and the English School of Falconry.
The Battle of Britain Experience displays full-size replica Spitfire, Hurricane and Messerschmitt fighter planes together with a travelling museum, and Maggie O'Hara will be setting the mood with songs from the period.
Kids of all ages will enjoy Pat Collins' Fun Fair, Jolly Jesters Giant inflatables and Wacky Racers Go Karts while people looking for a quieter experience can enjoy the Horticultural & Midland Leek Show and the Craft Fair.
Sports and Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the taster sessions and displays in the Sandwell Leisure Trust marquee, and Sunday sees the third Sandwell 6 Towns Challenge Walk/Run - a choice of 14, 18 or 26 mile routes taking in the canals, highways and byways of Sandwell to be enjoyed at a pace that suits each individual.
After enjoying the Show why not pay a visit to Sandwell Park Farm, or take advantage of the High Ropes facility, Cycle Hire and children's Adventure Play Area.
Something for everyone awaits visitors to the showground. There's a dedicated bus service from the bus station in West Bromwich town centre to the show (National Express "Short Hop" Price - passes accepted).
While car parking facilities are available in Dartmouth Park (£4 per car, 50p per motorbike, disabled badge holders free of charge).