IF you like all things countryside you will love this year’s Royal Cheshire County Show.

So says Nigel Evans, executive director of the Cheshire Agricultural Society and organiser of the show, which takes place on June 19 and 20 at Tabley Showground.

Nigel said: “Plans are well under way to deliver another successful Royal Cheshire County Show and to celebrate the society’s 180th anniversary.

“The show has become an annual event that people look forward to year on year, and it is always a pleasure to see familiar faces returning.

“Of course, the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and support from many cannot be forgotten - without them the show would not be the success it is.

“The show has an enviable reputation for having something for everyone, so if you like all things countryside you will just love The Royal Cheshire County Show.”

Visitors can expect to be wowed with exclusive performances, meet exceptional show animals and visit bustling trade stands while experiencing a real feeling of agricultural pride.

Meet hundreds of animals close-up - rare livestock breeds, pygmy goats, gun dogs, worlds horse breeds, cavies and more.

The Bolddog Boys are back by popular demand after their visit to the show in 2015.

The UK’s top-ranked freestyle motocross riders will be demonstrating the latest heart-stopping tricks.

Over in the Roberts Bakery Food Halls foodies will be treated to more than 100 local and regional producers with special show day offers and treats to sample.

Michelin starred Jean-Christophe Novelli, Corrie’s Sean Wilson and Luis Troyano of the Great British Bake Off will be cooking up a storm. For the star bakers among the visitors the Pie Vs Cake competition is returning for another year, with great prizes to be won for the best cake and pie as judged by the celebrity chefs.

A new Delamere Dairy Main Ring attraction, entitled The Power of the Horse to Horse Power, will commemorate the show’s special anniversary and take spectators on a journey through history,

showing how agricultural processes have developed.

The display will begin with the gentle giants of the shire horses and finish with the massive giants of modern machinery.

A unique education on ‘plough to plate’ can be had in the Agri-Centre, with live demonstrations on ice-cream making, butchering, milking and more taking place throughout the day.

Partnering this year with Taste Cheshire, cooking masterclasses will see budding chefs turn local produce into culinary delights under the supervision of celebrity chefs.

The iconic Tabley Eye will again dominate the skyline and take people on a ride above the showground, providing breath-taking views of the countryside.