Now that public school’s out for the day, thousands of students, residents, and visitors alike will flock to the Agricultural Exhibition today and tomorrow at the Botanical Gardens.

The horticultural show reopened for the first time in two years yesterday under bright sunny skies that overshadowed a few early morning rain showers.

Longtime colleague David Lopes officially opened the event shortly after 1pm as chairman of the AG Show Ltd charity running the community event. This after the Bermuda Government pulled the plug on hosting the annual event due to budgetary restrictions.

Main Ring events on tap today include equestrian showmanship, dog agility and horse/pony jumping, and the ‘Chase-Me-Charlie’ Gymkhana.

In the Lower Ring will be educational presentations, and other performances by In Motion Dance, line dancing, Jump 2B Fit with Jonari Smith, and a Rap Battle/Cipher competition, featuring Shalae Robinson, Profac, and Kidd Clazzic at 4pm.

The Agricultural Exhibition closes at the end of more entertainment and performances on Saturday.

By Ceola Wilson