Sheepfest hits Clitheroe - PHOTOS

WOOLY wonders were scattered around Clitheroe this weekend as part of Sheepfest.

As part of the month-long Mayfest, there was also racing, visiting the “baaarbers”, dancing, entertainment and fun activities in the town’s streets.

Stuart Barnes dances with one of his sheep during the show. A070511/1b

Stuart Barnes dances with one of his sheep during the show. A070511/1b

And this year there was additional entertainment on the Castle Park fields, in the form of the “Sheep Show”. Seen at major county shows, it was a coup for Clitheroe to host this popular live show of sheep breeds and shearing. Set on the back of a 40ft stage trailer, nine sheep are introduced individually onto the stage. With names like Nobby the Norfolk Horn and Susie the Southdown, the sheep are clapped onto the stage to their own theme tunes and stand on podiums for the 30-minute “edu-tainment” spectacle.

The shows feature a well-commentated shearing demonstration and culminates in “the Sheep Show Shuffle”... yes, dancing sheep!