The show has grown considerably since it was set up with just a few pens of sheep and cattle for the local farmers to show in the livestock market to what it is today in its current format in the Pannier and Livestock Markets increasing from 50 odd classes in 2008 to the 81 in 2015 including twenty five classes for the North Devon Group of Young Farmers Clubs alone.
The classes cover everything from Prime Sheep and Cattle, Lamb Carcass, Dressed Poultry, Farm Produce, Garden and Domestic with Children's classes including making a star for a Christmas tree to Young Farmers showing their pair of Butchers Lambs. Also included again this year is making your own sausages and burgers, which proved to be very popular when introduced to the show in 2014.
As well as the competition of livestock, the Pannier Market is filled with many local business with lots of last minute shopping ideas for Christmas from children's toys and wildlife photography to art and handmade gifts and jewellery. There are many local food and drink stalls selling wine, cider and local meats and cheeses showing off everything that the area has to offer.
At the children's corner there will be lots of fun for all ages with face painting, pets to handle and hopefully a Santa's Grotto whilst outside there will be the usual displays of old and modern farm machinery, cars and other vehicles along with farm related demonstrations, happening throughout the day.
Garfields Girls will again be providing an excellent homemade Christmas Dinner using all local produce wherever possible. Booking is essential so don't leave it too late or tickets will be sold out.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE FATSTOCK SHOW Sunday 6th December WITH GARFIELDS GIRLS CATERING AT SOUTH MOLTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS TWO LUNCH TIME SITTINGS 12 Noon (first sitting) 1.30pm (second sitting) There will be a 4.30 -5pm sitting for anyone wishing to eat later
MENU Roasted Chicken Breast stuffed with Sausage Meat, Cranberries & Sage & Onion Roast Potatoes, Carrots,Peas, Swede & Sprouts. Followed with Christmas Pudding & Church Farm Clotted Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream Tea or Coffee £12.50
You can purchase your tickets at Stags Estate Agents in South Molton or contact Elaine on 07920 103544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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