TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Lydia Cartwright is set for a day to remember this Saturday when she is becomes the 2013/14 Ipstones Agricultural Queen.
Lydia, pictured will be crowned following the official opening ceremony of the 63rd annual show, which is to be conducted by Humphrey Scott- Moncrieff.
The Churnet View Middle School pupil is the daughter of Mark and Julie Cartwright of Stoney Lane, Cauldon.
The family originate from the village and own the Countrystore premises in Froghall Road, Ipstones.
Lydia’s hobbies are cycling and socialising with her friend and her two favourite subjects at school are art and English.
She said: "I am looking forward to show day and also the next 12 months by organising fund-raising events. I was very exciting when I was asked to be the new agricultural queen."
Attendants to Lydia will be Zoe Fowell and Leanna Swancott, who are both chief attendants, and Maddison Hooley-Blood, Christina Swancott, Shannon Needham and Emily Whilock, who will be attendants. Flower girl will be Ellie Goodwin-Burnett and crown bearer Oliver Rushworth.
A parade of queens, schoolchildren and a marching band will parade from the fire station in Froghall Road prior to the official opening of the show at 1pm.
The main ring attraction this year will be the Kangaroos Gymnastic Display Team, widely regarded as one of the best in the country.
The show committee has added two new events to this year's show.
There will be a poultry display which is being organised by The Henmore Poultry Club. Also new and complementing this year's event will be a Fashion Show by Outlet 70 of Leek, which will be held in the Memorial Hall. Catwalk show times are planned between 11.45am - 12.15pm and 2.45pm - 3.15pm.
Other events include dancing by Ipstones schoolchildren, a horticultural section, craft tent, fun slide, classic cars, a dog show, Punch and Judy show, chainsaw sculptor Andrew Frost, vintage tractors and machinery.
There will also be many trade stands, side stalls, a licensed bar and caterers.
Chairman of the show committee Graham Watkins said: "There has been a lot of livestock entries, which includes heavy horses, cattle, sheep and goats.
“We have also received many entries to the classic cars section.
"We would like to thank our major sponsors of this year’s show who are Mr Andrew Simmill of local Ipstones company Rayne Engineering, councillor Gill Heath in respect of The County Council Local Staffordshire Community Fund and the Cooperative Bank Membership Community Fund.
"We are grateful to them all for their generous contributions which will help us fund the running of the show including the hiring of the marquees and main ring attractions, and we would also like to thank our other sponsors for their continuing support of the various livestock and other classes."
Admission to the show is £6 for adults, £5 for senior citizens, and £2 for children with under fives free.
For any further information on the show visit the website at www.ipstonesshow.co.uk Following the show Waterhouses Young Farmers will be holding a dance in the evening at the Memorial Hall.