It's time to grab your wellington boots, as a popular country show is to return.

The 56th Cattistock Countryside Show will take place tomorrow (August 5).

Organisers have announced that this year they have added lots of new elements to the show, which they hope appeal to the local community.

These events include working hunter and retrained race horse classes and a pony club display for the horse show.

In addition to this, for the first time there will be a vintage car display with the show also exhibiting vintage tractors and an appearance from the Landrover Club.

There will also be music from live bands, traditional fairground rides, fete games, donkey rides, face painting and a Punch and Judy show.

Additional activities include a tug-of-war, wellie wanglin' and archery, as well as a chance to browse local arts and crafts stalls, clothing and country trade stands.

Certain sections of the Flower and Produce Show have been broadened to include more cut flower classes and seasonal fruits, following last year's success.

Alison Wright, Cattistock Countryside Show event organiser said: "We are extremely excited about the new elements of the show this year and hope that there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy.

"We have packed the show with more countryside activities and children's entertainment this year, and also have a lot more trade stands booked and sponsors supporting us.

"We hope that many people will come out to support us and will embrace a great day out in the Dorset Countryside."

The show will be held again this year from 9am until 5pm on the show site on the edge of Chilfrome, close to the village of Cattistock.

Organisers this year have also made an effort to expand to include a number of agricultural and countryside activities include a pet's corner, hound parades, a deer management stand, sheep shearing, and sawmill and farrier demonstrations.

The Pet's Corner and dog show will once again be raising money for Dorset Air Ambulance, and a donation will be made to the charity following the show.

Once again the show has been sponsored by several companies, who without them, Alison said: "The show just wouldn't happen. "The show committee are extremely grateful to the generosity and continued support of the sponsors."

  • The show will take place at Chilfrome from 9am until 5pm. Tickets are for sale on the gate.

  • To find out more about the show, you can visit