Thousands of people have flocked to Weedon Park to enjoy a day out at the Bucks County Show, defying the wet weather.
Despite the heavy downpours during Thursday morning there were no traffic problems getting to the site from the outskirts of Aylesbury, according to Bucks Herald reporter Marcus Chippindale.
He said: “I got here from Aylesbury in around five minutes.
“Everyone was in good spirits as the day began with enthusiastic fans quickly taking up the front row seats by the main show jumping ground.”
County show spokesman Ray Stollery said he was excited that the day had finally arrived and after so much preperation he brushed off concerns about the weather.
He said: “A lot of people will have looked at the forecast in the morning and thought ‘will we, won’t we?’ but there is blue sky coming.
“This afternoon people might come flooding in.
“On a good day we would probably get 25,000 people, it’s probably not going to reach that but we won’t be far off. The weather is not impacting what is going on at the show.”
Among the highlights of the show are the Bolddocks motorcycle display team and the RAF Halton pipes and drums band.
Another top attraction is the dog display which Mr Stollery said would be a particularly good area for familes with children.
From early morning the Bucks And Oxon 4x4 Response Club helped out by moving stalls and equipment into place – as their vehicles churn up less of the wet ground than a tractor would.
Mr Stollery said whatever the weather the show could rely on support from farmers.
“It’s a farmers’ show for farmers. Because of the weather we will get a lot of support from them.”