HORSES, helicopters and a giant talking robot.

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Romsey this weekend for the host of new attractions at the town's annual show.

Fighting back against the ban on cattle and sheep displays as a result of this summer's foot and mouth outbreak, the traditional agriculture event is more action packed then ever before.

Keeping traditional events such as horse displays, vintage tractors and hunting dog arenas, the Romsey Show 2007 will have a host of new flavours to keep families entertained.

A line-up of helicopter displays have been announced for the show including a Blue Eagles display team to mark the 50th anniversary of the nearby Army Air Corps at Middle Wallop.

Mingling with the crowds will be Titan the Robot, right, an eight-foot tall walking, talking android who has captivated audiences worldwide since his launch at Glastonbury in 2004.

The show's president Lawrie McMenemy, a director of Southampton Football Club, is bringing along the Saints in the Community coaching academy.

Stunts Events in the main ring also include the high flying stunts of ex-world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth, the return of the fast and furious scurry championship, a parade of working traction engines and music by the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps.

Show secretary, Annie Carder, said: "We remain a traditional agricultural show dedicated to promoting all that is good about British farming but we have also organised lots of new attractions that will draw people in and so introduce them to the joys of the British countryside."

The end of summer show is also hoping to have more success than the Hampshire Country Show, and the New Forest Show which were down on the number of visitors due to this year's heavy downpours.

Forecasters are predicting this weekend to be much brighter and warmer then previous show weekends this year, with sunshine throughout the day for the Southampton area and temperatures reaching up to 23C (73F).