Rural rally for Young Farmers near Daventry

A Young Farmers event
A Young Farmers event

Young Farmers from across the county will be in the Daventry area later this month for their Country Show and Rally.

Northamptonshire Young Farmers’ event will be at Stowe Lodge in Upper Stowe near Weedon, on Satruday May 23, running from 9am to 5pm.

Members meet for a day of competitions and rivalry in wide range of activities including flower arranging, tractor handling, tug of war, soap carving, sheep shearing, cookery and drill calibration, to name but a few.

The event is also open to members of the public, who an go along to watch the competitions and take in displays of vintage tractors, and hunt dogs.

This annual event brings together the five Young Farmers Clubs which exist across the county, from Oundle, Thrapston, Kelmarsh, Grendon and Towcester.

Collectively, Northamptonshire has 250 Young Farmer Members, all of which will take part in the day.

A number of the competitions are set by the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, so winners from those events will go on to compete in area and national finals.

Towcester Young Farmers Club has arranged this year’s event. Rally chairman and Towcester member, Joe Brodie said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s rally and are looking forward to a fun filled day of competitions against our rival clubs.

“Members of the public are very welcome to join us for a day at the farm to see what we get up and watch some hilarious competitions – if I can avoid getting covered in flour and egg during the assault cause in the main ring it will be a victory in itself!

“Please do come along.”

The Country Show and Rally will also include a display from a local vintage tractor club and a hound display from the Pytchley Hunt. There will also be rural trade and catering will be available.

Members of the public are welcome to attend – the entry price is £5 per person, payable upon entry.