Staffordshire Young Farmers take the main ring at the County Show by storm again this year, on Thursday 31st May. They held their annual Young Farmers’ Float Competition with the theme this year being “British Sitcoms”, which meant for plenty of construction, colour and fun on each float as they created some of the most well know sitcoms on TV! The sponsor of the competition, BD Fuels of Hixon kindly judged the floats before and during their journey into the main ring of the County Showground. This prestigious competition, the highlight of the YFC calendar and one of the most popular ran by Staffordshire Young Farmers, draws the largest crowd to the main ring when the floats, which have been worked on for many months, take to the parade. The Overall Float Competition was won by Uttoxeter Young Farmers who were depicting “Blackadder” on their float. It had plenty of characters dressed in full wartime costume and superb detailed scenery to match. Second place was awarded to Stone Young Farmers who recreated the classic sitcom, Porridge. Their float was two storey with the prison cells on both levels and plenty of “Fletcher” and “Godber” actors filling the float! In third place was Ashley Young Farmers whose float was “Dad’s Army” gave great scenery and young farmers dressed in boiler suit uniform! Fourth place was awarded to Chase YFC who had “Allo, Allo” as their theme. Some great costumes and their young members interpreted French/German based sitcom really well.
Stone Young Farmers were awarded the Best Name Board Shield for their well designed and colourful sign and they were closely followed by Uttoxeter Young Farmers as the runners up. This part of the competition was judged by Mr & Mrs R Bourne, Vice Chairman and Mr & Mrs R Nield, Vice President of the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society.
Members on the Show Floats from all eleven clubs entertained the crowds and judges as they circled the Main Ring in glorious sunshine. The members thoroughly enjoy providing this entertainment to the general public and raising their profile. They also enjoyed cooling off with a great water fight at the end which is the most favourite part for the members.
Staffordshire YFC has had an amazing two days at this year’s County Show. Their “Magic & Mystery” themed marquee has been full with people over the two days as members have put on a full programme of activities and competitions for everyone to enjoy. County Chairman, Richard Mottershead commented that “We have had a great two days at the County Show promoting what YFC is all about. The Show Floats attracted a brilliant crowd of supporters of all ages. All the clubs have worked so hard towards this day and this has definitely paid off.”
Take a look at the photos HERE