DUNSTER Show is celebrating its 175th anniversary on Friday (August 18).

Set on the most magical showground in the UK, it takes place on the lawns below the beautiful Dunster Castle.

The wonderful show is steeped in history but firmly with an eye to the future.

As a traditional agricultural show, it has the family favourites you would expect - horses, cattle, sheep, a shopping village and family entertainment.

The main arena attractions this year include the incredible Mia Rodley and her Heart of Horsemanship equestrian display team, who perform death defying stunts that you might see on the silver screen; a breath-taking falconry demonstration from K & H Falconry; as well as the ever-popular vintage machinery parade, horse showing, and parade of cattle and sheep all making a return along with the entertaining Young Farmers tractor tug of war.

Set around the main ring, the shopping village boasts an impressive number of local and national businesses selling everything from modern day agricultural machinery to hand crafted jewellery, country clothing, range cookers and pottery.

The Food and Craft Hall is always buzzing and has treats and temptations for all from oysters and champagne to cheese and cider.

Horses and ponies are shown in the many rings and include some prestigious qualifying classes for the London International Horse Show.

You will also find many traditional breeds including local favourites the Exmoor Ponies.

A bustling Livestock Show has cattle, sheep and fleeces as well as a shearing and spinning demonstration.

The Village Green offers plenty of entertainment for all the family with Punch and Judy, fairground rides, community circus, live music, bar and food outlets creating a lively atmosphere.

The magical Dunster Show truly has something for everyone and is an amazing celebration of West Somerset and Exmoor rural life. A must day out for visitors to the area and locals alike.

Tickets available on the gate - £16 for adults, £5 for children, free parking. Gate opens at 8am. For more information visit