ONE of the most highly anticipated events on the Cheshire calendar is making a grand return this summer after restrictions ease.

After the coronavirus pandemic forced the the Royal Cheshire County Show to hold a virtual event last year, the real thing is back for 2021.

For one day only, on Saturday, July 31, visitors will be able to celebrate all things agricultural in person.

The Cheshire Agricultural Society has announced there will be an exciting line-up of attractions taking place at the show, which is held off Flittogate Lane in the Tabley..

An agricultural society spokesman said: "The Royal Cheshire County Show is a grand celebration of everything we know and love about farming and the countryside.

Equine and Canine classes will be taking place behind closed doors

Equine and Canine classes will be taking place behind closed doors

"After an uncertain year, the show promises ticketholders a great day out in the Cheshire countryside.

"This is the first year that the show is set to take place at the weekend, making the event far more accessible for many, which will be music to a lot of ears

"The Cheshire Agricultural Society looks forward to welcoming competitors and visitors alike to this unique celebration of rural life in our beloved county."

As well as the competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and performances which make up the show, visitors will also be able to sample some of the best cuisine the county has to offer.

The spokesman added: "Rest assured, your old county show favourites are set to be making an appearance.

"We are delighted to welcome back the exhilarating Quad Bike Stunt Show, showcasing precision riding, nail-biting tricks and jumps and the unforgettable multiple-roll stunt.

"Also back for 2021 is the world-renowned Sheep Show, a fun and educational ‘Miss World of Sheep' featuring the famous dancing beauties in the 'Sheep Show Hustle'.

"The Young Farmers will again be joining us for their traditional Tug-O-War competition and infamous float extravaganza

"Visitors will be able to enjoy an array of livestock exhibits and of course some retail therapy in the wonderful Cheshire Farmer’s Market.

"And as always, there will also be much opportunity to celebrate local cuisine at the Roberts Bakery Food Village, and the traditions of rural communities at The Village Green."

Competitions on the day include Heavy Horses, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats and Honey.

In addition to the public event, the agricultural society is planning to hold the annual Light Horse and Dog competitions behind closed doors, between June 21-23, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to restrictions, the county show will be a strictly members and ticketed event with limited tickets available for purchase.

For initial trade stand and sponsorship enquiries, please contact the show office on or call 01565 650 200.

For all initial competition enquiries, please contact Rob Davenport (show director) on or call the show office on 01565 650 200.

Tickets are available now and can be bought from the show's website