Walsall Town Show returns this Summer

Last updated: 06/08/2014 12:33:19

A popular summer favourite will be delighting crowds at the arboretum again next weekend when Walsall Town Show gets underway.

This is the sixth year running that the resurrected extravaganza has been held and the Big Foot Trucks are mong the attractions set to delight visitors.

Wrestlers will once again be flexing their muscles and visitors can enjoy vintage vehicles, steam engine displays, a sandpit and the world-famous Van Buren Outdoor Variety Show which features breathtaking illusions.

Walsall Town Show runs on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 August from 10am until 6pm.

And admission prices have stayed the same as last year - £3 for all.

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

The 2014 event will raise money for the Mayor of Walsall's chosen charities and Walsall and district branch British Polio Fellowship and Councillor Harris is encouraging stall holders who want to support charitable causes to be a part of the event. 

He said: "All the favourites are back this year and we're looking forward to a cracking weekend of fun, thrills and spills.

“The Big Foot trucks are always tremendously popular and last year the wrestlers went down a storm with the crowd.

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

"The Mayor's charities are The McMillan Cancer Support Group, Walsall, The MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society, Black Country Branch, The Walsall based “Heart Care” and Bloxwich Community Partnership Charity and I'd urge Town Show visistors to dig deep and support them.

"I am also keen to support Walsall and district branch British Polio Fellowship as I had no idea of the long term effects of this condition."

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.

Sheila Griffin of Walsall and district branch British Polio Fellowship welcomed an opportunity to raise awareness about the condition.

"I suffer from post Polio syndrome which means I still have pain and have to have injections," she explained.

"It can affect my mobility and some days are more difficult than others.

"We're really pleased that Walsall Town Show will help raise money for our group as it can be difficult to get people to consider us."