One of the most anticipated events in the Young Farmers’ calendar is just two weeks away, the annual County Rally.

This year county chairman Cat Ede has the job of organising and hosting the County Rally in her hometown of Callington.

The rally brings together all the clubs in the county for a day of fun activities in which they compete against each other. Clubs take part in various competitions such as cookery, sports, practical, floral, art and handicraft with the club gaining the most points in each area being crowned winners of the Rally.

Without revealing too many of the competitions planned for the day, they range from how many people you can cram into the middle of a tractor tyre to sheep dog trials and theatrical make-up.

Particular highlights include the greasy pole competition in which members battle with each other using pillows on a telegraph pole suspended over a pool of water, and the search and find in which members search the pool of water for items which get increasingly smaller, for example starting with golf balls and ending with paper clips.

This year each club has been set the task of building a lawn mower suitable for a lawn mower tractor pull. This competition varies every year tasking each club to put their creative minds together depending on what the competition calls for. Previous years have called for ‘fantastic flying machines’, homemade prams and amphibious vehicles.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Rally which will be held at Meaders Farm, Callington, by kind permission of the Ede family and the Gorman family on Saturday July 22.