ONE of the biggest dates in the agricultural calendar is coming up this weekend.

The Royal County of Berkshire Show will be held at Newbury Showground this weekend (15 and 16) with attractions to enthral every member of the family, from a motorcycle stunt display to a selfie-taking unicorn.

The ever popular food hall will be back, bigger and better than ever, offering a wide range of tipples, delicacies, local produce, confectioneries and many new stands for 2018.

The flower tent has also been given an overhaul for this year, with a new location, cafe and new classes on offer.

And guests will even be given the chance to grab a selfie in the cattle building, getting up close and personal with the gentle beasts. And if that wasn't quite enough, the show will have its own unicorn named Lily which visitors can meet and grab a photo with.

For the first time ever, dogs will be welcome at the show, allowing the entire family to enjoy the best that Berkshire has to offer.

The University of Reading will be getting in on the action, with its own marquee where guests can pedal their way to a smoothie while learning about food waste.

The university will be asking visitors to look at 'what's in your basket', exploring from the history of what we bought and ate from World War Two to the present day, why food processing is an essential part of a healthy diet, through to how we can reduce our food waste.

Interactive elements on the stand will include a static bike where the more agile visitor can create their own smoothies; a game to find out which foods rely on bees; free magnetic shopping lists to help guests plan their groceries to reduce food waste; and recipe ideas for some of those products that always seem to end up being left over in the fridge or cupboard.

Show chairman Ian Wilson said: "I am very much looking forward to welcoming our visitors to the Show as well as their dogs. A huge number of livestock will descend upon the Showground, which is the last major show on the circuit with many prestigious prizes to be won in the competitions we hold.

"I’m also excited to see all the many changes we’ve made to the showground this year, which will improve the visitor experience.”