Getting ready to rumble at Walsall Town Show

Last updated: 01/08/2013 16:14:24

Wrestlers will be throwing their weight around at this year’s Walsall Town Show which is back by popular demand for a fifth year – complete with family favourites the Big Foot Trucks.

The show, which will run at Walsall Arboretum on Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 August 2013, will also delight visitors with vintage vehicles, steam engine displays, a sandpit and the world-famous Van Buren Outdoor Variety Show which features breathtaking illusions.

And there’s good news for budgeting families as admission prices have stayed the same as last year.

Walsall Town Show was resurrected by Councillor Anthony Harris in 2009 to celebrate the 150th birthday of “King of Showmen” Pat Collins.

It was a tremendous success, prompting its thousands of visitors to ask if it would become an annual event.

Councillor Harris is encouraging stall holders who want to support charitable causes to be a part of this year’s extravaganza.

He said: "We’ve introduced wrestlers to this year’s Walsall Town Show as we like to mix it up a bit to keep visitors interested. They’re getting ready to rumble as we speak and will be a real hit I’m sure.

“But fans of the Big Foot trucks will still be able to enjoy the thrills and spills of their death-defying stunts as they’re back again this time.

"There's also the opportunity for community groups and organisations to set up stall for the weekend to raise money for their  chosen charities or worthy local causes.

"We may well still be having a heatwave come August but there’ll be plenty of ice cream to cool people down!”

Councillor Harris is raising money for Walsall Manor Hospital this year for the Paediatrics Unit.

Admission is £3 for all and Walsall Town Show, which will be held in the Arboretum extension, off Broadway North, starts at 10am and lasts until 6pm on both days. Car parking will be available in the car park off Broadway North.

For further details, or to take up the offer of a stall please contact Michael Harris on 01543 372820 or 07775 816316.

 Here is a Soundcloud audio clip of Councillor Anthony Harris talking about it.