EGLWYSBACH show, the biggest annual event in the village’s calendar, will be held on Saturday.

Over the years the show, has welcomed visitors and competitors from all parts of North Wales and other locations as far afield as Manchester and Birmingham.

It will be held at Cae Henblas, Eglwysbach, six miles south of Colwyn Bay, signposted off A470, near Bodnant Gardens.

Records show Eglwysbach Show was founded in the 1940s and it celebrated its 70th anniversary last year. This year’s show will have many attractions to offer to the young and old with more than 80 trade stands, a funfair, cattle, sheep, poultry, horses, horticulture and handycraft competitions.

Dogs are welcome at the show and during the day there will also be a dog show. As evening entertainment there is speed shearing competition. This competition is a fairly new addition to the show, but has already established itself as a major attraction. It’s a section that caters for beginners, ladies, veterans and seniors, and has proven to be very popular.

There will also be a static display of vintage and classic tractors and working implements. In mid afternoon the tractors will be mustered into a cavalcade to take part in the grand parade.

The show also includes an art exhibition, which is held at Aberconwy Hall, Eglwysbach with more than 250 works by local artists available for sale at reasonable prices. Admission is free, and the exhibition is open 11am-6pm including Sundays.

In addition the show features a local garden competition, which includes a recently introduced scarecrow class. Its theme this year is: a famous person.

The horticulture marquee will include various vegetables, flowers, farm and dairy produce, handycraft and photography exhibits.

The gates will open 9.30am and the event will continue all day and into the evening, with the grand parade at 4.00pm and speed shearing until 9pm. Admission for adults will cost £7.50, and children £2.50, there will be free car parking.