THE tenth annual Poole Town & Country Show welcomed visitors for the opening day at Upton Country Park.

Scores turned out for the Daily Echo-backed event, which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

To mark the landmark event a gravity-defying performance from the Savage Bike Skills Stunt Team featured for the first time in the show's history and served as one of the main attractions.

Guests were able to enjoy a host of other entertaining displays including terrier racing, Purbeck ferrets and miniature ponies.

This year's show also featured a performing magician, goat show. arts and crafts stalls, gift and food marquees, trade stands and rural demonstrations.

Traditional and folk music was performed by Celtic Confusion, and youngsters enjoyed inflatables and a children's fairground.

The event was fully catered and included a licensed bar featuring real ales and cider.

Carl Rowledge, from Canford Heath, was visiting the show for the third year.

"We come to see what is on offer each time and there is always a great variety," he said.

"It is nice to have a show like this so close to where we live. There is a good mix and something for everyone to enjoy.

Sunday's programme features The Companion Dog Show, with a host of categories and prizes up for grabs.