Press release Jan 2019

Posted by Hayley on February 6, 2019

Preparations are under way for this year’s Mirfield Show as the much-loved community event returns on Sunday 18th August. Hosted at the Mirfield Showground, Huddersfield Road the show is a great day out for the whole family, with free entry for all children under 16 years of age. Featuring a host of agricultural & animal-based attractions alongside a wonderful array of food, trade & craft stalls, not to mention a craft marquee showcasing various arts & crafts as well as hand-made goods all produced in Yorkshire. With competitions running in a variety of categories suitable for all ages, this year hopes to interest more competitors than ever before.

Attracting over 12,000 visitors each year, the show is organised by a team of dedicated volunteers from Mirfield & the surrounding areas. The committee are always on the lookout for new members and show weekend volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact them via email at chair@mirfieldshow.com. Alternatively, pop along in person to their Annual General Meeting on Monday 11th February, 7:30pm held at the Old Colonial on Dunbottle Lane, Mirfield.

Chairman of the committee, Jonathan Evans, says: “We are a friendly Committee with a family ethos. We welcome all age groups and backgrounds and it is with that that new and exciting ideas are always forefront in our planning of the Show. We are always on the lookout for passionate individuals who want to join in the fun, whether it be as a Committee Member joining in with our yearly planning or a Volunteer for Show weekend itself. Our Show weekend Volunteers are very important to us, there are always plenty of things to be done so if you have 2 hours or 2 days your support will always be appreciated. We promise it will be less daunting than you imagine.”

The not-for-profit event relies on sponsorship from companies, organisations & individuals to keep the event going. Sponsorship packages are available from £150, see www.mirfieldshow.com for more details.

If you are interested in applying for a stall at the 2019 show, applications are accepted until Wednesday 27th February but be quick as places are limited! Application forms are available at www.mirfieldshow.com or email mirfieldstallsmanager@gmail.com.

History

First held in 1945, the Mirfield Show gained initial success before numbers declined & the show stalled during the 1980s. A prosperous revival in 1995 brought new life to the show & it now attracts over 12,000 visitors each year. Adult tickets for the 2019 show are £4.00 in advance or £6.00 at the gate. To buy tickets, book a stall or become a sponsor, go to www.mirfieldshow.com

Contacts

Carol Davies, Marketing

Carol.Davies@mirfieldshow.com

Stall booking

mirfieldstallsmanager@gmail.com

Jonathan Evans, Chairman

Chair@mirfieldshow.com

Nikki Pattinson, Volunteers

Nikki.Pattinson@mirfieldshow.com

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