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162nd Caithness County Show 2003

162nd Caithness County Show 2003
Westerseat Farm - At Riverside, Wick

Pre Show Evening
Friday 18 July 2003
Trade displays
Horse Jumping Eliminations
Open Gallops
Flower Show
Industrial and WRI Displays
Children's Pony Competition

Show Day
Saturday 19 July 2003
Gates open 8.30am
Judging livestock starts 9.30am
Parade of prize animals 1.15pm

What's On At The Show
Horses, Cattle, sheep, Poultry, Goats, Rabbits, Cavies and Dairy Produce.
Farm Implements and Machinery
SWRI Exhibition Tent
Demonstrations and Flower Show
Fleece Competition
Dog Show - Entries On The Field
Sheep Shearing
Vintage Machinery
Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition
                              1.00pm entries on the Field
Open Craft and Industrial Section
Horse Jumping
Driving Turnouts
Hackney Driving
Pony Racing
Bikes Against Ponies Racing
Children's Pet Parade
Children's Races
Sheaf Tossing (Men and Women)
Tug of War
Young Farmers Tent
Musical Posts on Horseback
Beer Tent
Tea Tent
Fair Ground Shows Next to Show Ground

Other Attractions Throughout The Day
Wick Pipe Band
Caithness Strongest Man Competition

Floral Competitions include themes of
Over the Ord
100th Halkirk Highland Games
and lots more.................................

Picture Gallery From 2003 County Show

Grand Show Night Dances
Saturday 19 July 9.30pm
Marquee on the field
Dance to the Outlanders

Buffet Dance
Mackays Hotel
Dance to the Band of Cheorge
Buffet 8.00 - 9.30pm

Friday afternoon will see the field part of Westerseat farm just outside Wick by the Wick river transformed into a sea of tents, marquees and trade stands, stalls, and pens for animals from all over Caithness and the north.  With huge numbers of vehicles and farm machinery descending on the area.   A carnival atmosphere with folk thronging in for the main Show day but increasingly more folk taking a look on the Friday night activities.

A relaxed day for most folk and a chance to catch up with the gossip and a yarn with folk from across the county and farther afield.

Some folks families have been coming to the Caithness County show for several generations and they mingle with the non-farming folk out for a nice day and they may have entered in the many competitions from the Flower Show to the Horse riding events.  Or the children may be taking part in the races or at the pet show, dog show or many other events.

There is plenty to see and many folk make the whole day of it taking in the early morning wandering round the stands and show tents or looking in on the show judging.  then a snack on the tent or over to one of Wick's hotels or restaurants for a slap up lunch before heading back to see the afternoon's events.

A day out enjoyed by generations and this year looks bigger than ever.  And if you are still full of energy there are two dances to choose from where farmers and locals take to the floor and show they can still dance in Caithness.  A long day that may not finish until the early hours of the next and they do it all again next year in another location as the Show moves round its three venues of Halkirk,  Scrabster and Wick.

But this year it's Wick  - On with the 162nd Show................

162nd Caithness County Show 2003 Photos

163rd Caithness County Show 2004 Photos