It’s show time!

The Bank Holiday weekend is approaching, and we’re looking forward to it!

On Sunday 27th August Matt Bates will be providing live music from 3.30 – 5.30pm – in the garden if the weather allows.  And on Monday 28th, it’s the annual Ilmington Show, always a big event in the village.

It starts at 1pm, so there’s plenty of time for lunch or a drink or two at the pub before heading down to the playing fields on the Mickleton Road.

A full afternoon of entertainment includes dog agility display, duck herding, classic car parade, puppet show, bouncy castle, face-painting and lots more, including of course displays of flowers, fruit and veg in the show marquee. Our very own Romy has been given the responsibility (and enviable job!) of judging the drinks category at the show. There are exciting rumours that there will be a flypast by an aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Don’t leave your dogs at home. This year you can enter your woof into one or more of six categories in the dog show – The Lovely Ladies (Bitches), The Handsome Hounds (Dogs), Young Handler, Best Groomed Pair (owner and dog), Cutest Cross Breed and Waggiest Tail. It’s £1 per entry, and there are loads of great prizes.

Refreshments include a pig roast, barbecue, ice cream stall, tea, coffee and cake, and we are running the Pimms and Prosecco Bar. The pub’s open all day, and we’re serving food from midday until 7.45pm.

Entrance prices for the Show: Adults, £3; Children, £2; children under five get in free, and there’s no car park charge.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Howard Arms Team