YFC 2009: Fun weekend kicks off in style

Thousands of Young Farmers have arrived in Blackpool for three days of business and fun.

This annual get-together – an unmissable fixture in many young people’s calendars – sees members from across England and Wales gather for their agm, to take part in competitions and to party.

By early afternoon today, members – many sporting their distinctive club shirts – could be seen out and about in the Lancashire resort.

Highlights of the weekend include the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Forum, the Pantomime final, a “superhero” fancy dress night and a ballroom dancing contest.

Today also saw the arrival of a Cornish contingent, whose appearance in Blackpool marked the successful culmination of their 400-mile “Tower to Tower” charity bike ride.

There’ll be rolling news, pictures, vidoes and blogs frm the event on our special YFC area on FWi during the course of the weekend.