The Show Returns!
Posted by Joseph Kelly on July 7, 2022
Press Release July 2022.
It was back in August 2019 when we had our last Mirfield Agricultural Show. Little did we know what was in store for us in the coming months and years!
Along the way we have kept the Mirfield Show alive through virtual competitions but now, at last, it is time to do it for real!
Show Chairman Jonathan Evans says “It’s been a very tough couple of years for everyone, and some lives have been changed forever. But we in the committee are focusing our minds and attention on putting on a great Show for you on Sunday 21st August.”
We will have many of the usual, much loved attractions for you including the live music stage, Pinxton puppet show, soft play area for little ones, chicks hatching in the marquee, and much more.
In this special Royal Year the main theme of the show is, of course, the Jubilee. There will be a jubilee flavour across the show, including many of the competitions.
The main marquee will be displaying the competition entries with classes for children and adults in handicraft, baking, flowers and vegetables. Other competitions elsewhere on the field will be the Fun Dog Show, Horse and Pony Show and Baby Show.
The schedules and rules of entry for all the competitions can be found at www.mirfieldshow.com and they can also be picked up at Ramsden’s Butchers in the town centre.
There will be a packed “high street” of stalls for those who like a bit of retail therapy and, of course, there will be a range of food vans to tempt all tastes. In the Made in Yorkshire craft tent there will be a pot throwing demonstration.
There will be a host of attractions especially for children including a bungee trampoline, circus skills and a ride on train.
The main ring will once again be hosting our featured attractions. This will start with the horse and pony show competition. The Stannage Stunt team will be performing stunts with motorcycles. They have appeared at the Show before and proved very popular.
The Rockwood Harriers will be bringing their hound pack for a display in the main ring. Also performing will be our local dance troupes – Sutton School of performing arts and Katie Philpott school of dance.
There will be a special “End of the Show Show” for all to join in at the close. Jonathan adds “it will be a spectacular end to the show. We are encouraging flag waving – especially home made flags and there will be a prize for the best home made Jubilee flag.”
Show Chairman Jonathan says “It takes a lot of dedicated people to put on the show. It can be hard work – especially on the day. But it is immensely rewarding watching people enjoy themselves. We are always looking out for volunteers to become committee members or just to volunteer on show weekend. If you think that you would like to be part of our Show, please visit www.mirfieldshow.com and follow the link to volunteer.”
Tickets are available in advance via the website and at selected shops and are priced at £6. These will be available until midday the day before the show and up to midnight online. You can pay on the day for £10. And remember, as always, children under 16 accompanied by an adult are FREE!