The Lambeth Country Show is back in Brockwell Park this weekend and it’s celebrating its fortieth anniversary. We know, there’s so much going on that it can be a tad overwhelming. To help you plan your day out, here are five weird and wonderful things happening across the weekend…
Berkley Owls have their wise old mates lined up for a display with 14 feathery beauties from all over the globe. Spectators will be invited to assist with the owls (yes, you can touch them!) and will be treated to silent flights in and around the arena. We hear these guys are some of the best owl specialists in the country so this will be one to watch. Catch them at 11.30am on Saturday and Sunday in the main arena.
Winston Churchill made from an aubergine, a pea skull and Patrick Moore, complete with a leek telescope and a vegetable solar system were just some of the genius concepts from last year’s vegetable carving competition. We can’t wait to see what this year’s green-fingered competitors bring to the table. The mini works of edible art will be exhibited 2-6pm in the Flower Zone, along with the newly designed scarecrows and recycled garden competition entries.
MEDIEVAL HORSE JOUSTING
Jousting is always a winner. Stuntman Justin Pearson will lead the Knights of the Damned jousting display team for two 45-minute slots over the weekend. Promising high-speed action, skillful mounted knights, stunts, falls, fire weapons and a dramatic soundtrack, it’s looking likely that this is going to be a highlight of the weekend. They’re kicking off at 3pm on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday in the main arena.
Whether you fancy yourself as hula master or if you haven’t stepped foot in one since childhood, Majorettes’ Hula Hoop workshops will get you in a spin. From 1.30pm on Saturday they’ll be entertaining in the Cultivate Participation Marquee, showing everyone how to do it like a pro and then teaching workshops for all levels.
Camel racing in South London ? Sure, why not. Joseph’s Amazing Racing Camels will be strutting their stuff in the main arena throughout the afternoon both days. The jockeys will be kitted out in Arabian style costumes and they claim that the louder the cheers the faster the camels run, so get ready to do some serious whooping.
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By Jordan Riley