It’s Showtime (virtually!)

Posted by Joseph Kelly on June 6, 2020

Microschedule Press Release – May 2020

As you will know from previous press releases Mirfield Agricultural Show 2020 has been cancelled. The usual Show as you know and love will not happen, but it doesn’t mean an end to the competitions – we are moving online with the publication of a micro-schedule of 12 competitions to enter.

Louise Hardy, Head of Competitions in the Show committee says “Mirfield people are a competitive lot. And a very creative bunch too! We know this from the huge numbers of entries we get on a regular Show day. So we decided that, although we can’t have a real show, we would move the competitions online and have a smaller scale, virtual Show.”

She adds “We are excited to try out this new way of doing things. We have included a new class, not seen on our regular Show day and that is a Cat Show. We are inviting entries of photos of pet cats for judging. We know that people love their cats so we have high hopes for this competition.”

Head of Marketing Joseph Kelly says “Information will go on the website ( detailing the different classes with their last submission date, and the judging date. It will also be shared on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Chairman of the Show committee Jonathan Evans said “We were all very disappointed to have to take the decision to cancel the 2020 Show. But our committee is full of creative and “can do” people and we have come up with this great plan to keep the Show alive in 2020.”

Micro schedule for online competitions

Most competitions will be run through Facebook. Keep checking for further information. If in doubt message the page or email us on

Creative Writing competition

Let’s find out more.

Entry dates 1-31 July

Results 7 August

Scarecrow competition

Let’s find out more.

Entry dates 18 May – 14 June 23:59

Results 3 June

Mirfield Show Rocks

(painted pebble, any design)

Entry dates 29 May – 5 June

Results 7 June

Virtual Cat Show

Entry dates 1 – 30 June

Results 3 July

Children’s Fancy Dress competition

Keyworker theme

Entry dates 18 – 23 June

Results 25 June

Virtual Dog Show

Entry dates 1 – 15 July

Results 17 July

Rotary Craft Trophy

Make do and mend something new from old

Entry dates 29 June – 29 July

Results 31 July

Art Show

Entry dates 13 – 28 July

Results 31 July

Kite Making

Entry dates 20 – 27 July

Results 29 July

Virtual Horse Show

Entry dates 1 – 23 August

Results 25 August

Betty Taylor Rainbow cake

Entry dates 3 – 10 August

Results 12 August

Wonky veg/longest carrot/tallest sunflower

Entry dates 10 – 17 August

Results 19 August

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