THE countdown is definitely on for this year’s Wilmslow Community Show.

After a two-year enforced break, the organisers are hoping the 108th renewal will be the best yet.

The pandemic has provided an opportunity to keep the best bits of previous shows, and introduce some new elements in a bid to make this year's a showcase for what is great about the town.

Show chair, Angela McPake said: "We are seeing the break we have had forced on us as a chance to slightly reposition the show with a real focus on all the things that go on in Wilmslow.

"As well as being a really good day for the whole family, I really hope that people leave having learnt just one new thing about where we live."

Knutsford Guardian: The popular stunt show is back at this year's eventThe popular stunt show is back at this year's event

The headline act in the arena is a stunt show and the live music on the band stand features, amongst others, Red Sky Dawn; whose members include former pupils from the high school as well the current jazz band, alongside more established acts.

The fun dog show makes a welcome return, alongside a new cookery demonstration marquee and ‘Art Under Canvas’, a marquee dedicated to local artists from the area and run in conjunction with the team who run ‘Art Under One Roof’ and with the help of the Evans Arts Trust.

Local businesses will be out in force as will lots of local charities and community groups; including Wilmslow Albion, Wilmslow Lacrosse, Wilmslow Lightening Netball team and Pownall Hall Tennis Club who will all be on the field on the day.

Knutsford Guardian: There will be fun for all the family as Wilmslow Community Show makes a returnThere will be fun for all the family as Wilmslow Community Show makes a return

The organisers even have Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtroopers dropping in on the day to help raise funds for Visyon, a mental health charity supporting young people.

There is a fun fair and lots of free activities (thanks to a grant from Wilmslow Town Council) for the whole family- including the, ever popular, donkey rides.

If you want to get involved, this year sees the launch of baking and jam making competitions in the cookery marquee. With competitions for adults and children, the ‘cost of entry’ will be an item of food to be gifted to Hope Central, one of the foodbanks that supports local people.

Entry forms can be found at

This year’s Wilmslow Community Show is on Sunday, July 3 at the Carnival Field, Altrincham Road from 11am-4pm.

There is a park and ride service available from the Broadway.