The 159th Egham Royal Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 August on the Showground at Caddey’s Field in Whitehall Lane.

Scurry racing will be one of the main attractions.

This is a fast-paced equestrian sport in which a pair of ponies pull a carriage around a course of cones in an attempt to get the fastest time.

The show will be opened by the Deputy Mayor of Runnymede Cllr Dolsie Clarke at 10am, before she tours the showground in a vintage Bentley driven by former show president Douglas Newton.

Entertainments on Saturday, August 26 will include the Hemlock Morris Men, who appear at the show for the first time, first class falconry - back by popular demand and Stunt Mania, a mother and son motorcycle display team also appearing in Egham for the first time.

Sunday, August 27 will see more scurry racing and the debut of the Adrenaline Tour, a quad bike racing team.

Regular attractions in the Crest Nicholson Arena will include the traditional parades by the traction engines, trade stands, livestock, horticulture and vintage and veteran vehicles on both days.

The popular barn dance run by Egham Residents Association will take place on Saturday evening in the community marquee sponsored by Procter & Gamble, starting at 7.30 with a band, caller and a fish and chip supper – tickets cost £13 each.

Entries for the competitions in the ever- popular horticulture marquee can be delivered and staged after 1pm on Friday, August 25 and before 8.45 am on Saturday, when the marquee will be closed for judging. Exhibits are welcomed in all the classes for horticulture, cookery, handicrafts, floral art and photography and prizes will be presented at 4.30pm on the Sunday.

Tickets can be bought in advance via the Show website at with adult day tickets bought online up to midnight on Friday, August 25 costing £8, concessions at £7 and adult weekend tickets at £12. Tickets on the day cost £10 (adults) and £8 (concessions).