New classes and competitions for 2018

Posted by Joseph Kelly on April 22, 2018

New classes to celebrate Yorkshire’s Heavy Woolen Heritage

At this year’s Mirfield Show we are embracing and celebrating our region’s Heavy Woolen and Yorkshire heritage with a range of new classes and competitions.

This includes new craft classes such as crochet or any item made from wool or felt. The children and adult art classes will be a photograph, painting or drawing of a rural or farming scene or a farming animal.

In the scarecrow, children’s fancy dress and even the dog fancy dress competition our judges will be looking for entries embracing our woolly theme so will be on the lookout for shepherds, farmers and Sean the Sheep look-a-likes.

We have a new line up of children’s games and activities including sheep herding with a twist and hunt the sheep. At the children’s craft day on 11th August children will be taught how to make corn dollies which they can enter in the new craft class on show day.

Competition favourites return in the domestic, flower and veg tents

Don’t worry your old favourite competitions and classes will be still running. In the domestic tent the men-only baking competition is looking for the most scrumptious chocolate Swiss roll, alongside the hotly-contested Mirfield Show Stopper Bake with a cash prize up for grabs for the lucky winner. For those who prefer savoury treats we are looking for the perfect rise on your hand-made loaves. Or if you are a budding brewer let our judges try a tipple your home-brewed ales, cider, wine and spirits.

There are 45 vegetable and flower classes to sprout your interest from runner beans and tomatoes to sunflowers and dhalias. Now the Beast from the East has finally subsided it is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant those entries ready for show day.

The mane event!

As always the Horse and Pony Show will kick-start the day in the main ring attracting riders from across the region. There will also be the ever popular Dog Show taking place in the dog arena on the top field.

New trophies up for grabs!

There will be trophies for Most Children’s Show Points, Best Child’s Exhibit and Best Novice Exhibit. These will be alongside the Betty Taylor Memorial trophies in the domestic classes, the Mirfield Rotary Club President’s Trophy for Most Handicraft Points and an array of trophies and medals the for the flower and vegetable classes.

View the full list of classes and competitions for 2018. Competition schedules are also available from Ramsden’s Butchers on Huddersfield Road.

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