Cheshire East Council will once again be supporting rural life across the borough at one of the largest agricultural annual events of the year – and looks forward to the usual strong support from residents and visitors alike.
The Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards will be held at Dorfold Park, Nantwich, on Wednesday 25 July. This year’s event has attracted more than 5,000 entries for the cheese awards.
In Cheshire East the rural economy represents 32 per cent of the borough’s £3.6 billion economy and provides work for more than 65,000 people.
Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council deputy leader, said: “I’m pleased that Cheshire East continues to give support to these important and outstanding rural events. The Royal Cheshire County Show was once again a terrific success last month.
“We are extremely fortunate in Cheshire East to cover 450 square miles of beautiful countryside across the borough – the Nantwich Show is another fantastic opportunity to showcase what we have to offer.
“Cheshire East is a brilliant visitor destination and events like the Nantwich Show really help to encourage local people and visitors to spend time in and contribute to our rural economy.”
Each year, 16 million people visit Cheshire East, which last year generated an income of more than £895m.
The Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards will open to the public on Wednesday 25 July when they will be able to see winning cheeses from more than 130 countries. Councillor Janet Clowes, cabinet member with responsibility for rural affairs will also be awarding the trophy for champion farmhouse Cheshire Cheese.
Free parking is available to the public for the show with gates opening at 8.30am. For further details about the show visit: www.nantwichshow.co.uk