If you're looking for something to do next weekend (July 20-21), why not have a day out at the East of England Koi Show?
This year’s show, the biggest of the year so far, is sponsored by Koyoshi Premium Koi Foods, The Japanese Koi Company and RotoInnovations and will have 50 vats of Koi being displayed in the centre ring, which is being exclusively sponsored by the UK Ogata Koi Dealers Network via their representative UK dealers of Coastal Koi, Dock Koi, Koi Logic and Koi Masters.
The organisers anticipate having around 350 of the best Koi in the UK being exhibited from just 15cm/6" right up to nearly 1m in length for you to cast your eye over!
Once you’re done looking over the Koi and trying to work out for yourself which one is going to take the Grand Champion prize, you’ll find a wide array of Koi dealers selling both all the dry goods you could possibly need for your pond as well as a wide range of Koi for you to choose from and a selection of craft and plant stalls.
There will also be regular demonstrations on how to create a bonsai from a stock plant as well as the ability to bring your own along for a trim, reshape and health check up if required.
There will be a fantastic display of another Japanese fish, the Ranchu, by the United Kingdom Ranchu Association who will be bringing along some of their show quality fish.
You’ll also find the attendance of the Japanese Akita Welfare Trust, who will be promoting the work they do in helping rescue and rehabilitate Akitas in need.
There’s a range of catering options available should you find yourself craving something to eat, and for those of you that aren’t driving, there’s a licensed bar on site for the weekend as well.
The show is being held at The Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NL which is just minutes from the A14, A1 and M11 over the weekend of July 20-21. Entrance is £5 with under 16’s free when accompanied.
For the latest news and updates as well as directions to the show, visit the show website.
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