Visitors, exhibitors, stall holders and such like enter Mirfield Showground at their own risk and are expected to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and others. The showground is an open field and therefore there will be exposed roots, holes, uneven surfaces and wild animals.
For the collective good of all visitors, volunteers and animals – when purchasing a ticket to attend the Mirfield Show, or entering the showground on showday, members of the public do so on the understanding that the following policies must be followed:
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
- Smoking is not allowed in any marquee or enclosed area.
- Animals are not allowed in any marquee or enclosed area.
- Pets must be under control at all times, and any mess cleaned up.
- Loud noises are not permitted around the ring or other animals.
- Bikes or cycles are not allowed around the showground.
- Vehicles and bikes parked are done so at the owners risk.
- You are advised to you wash your hands after handling animals.
- Entry into any class and competition is at the entrants own risk.
- Tampering with or vandalising any equipment will not be tolerated.
- Instructions from Show Stewards and signage must be obeyed.
All persons participating in activities on the Mirfield Show Ground, during the Mirfield Agricultural Show or attending as visitors do so entirely at their own risk and acknowledge that they will on entering any race or taking part in any game accept that The Mirfield Agricultural Show Society accepts no legal responsibility for any accidents or injuries that may occur. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take responsibility for their own behaviour and where appropriate that of their children and pets. The Mirfield Agricultural Show Society will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending the showground. All visitors and must take reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers and officials. The Show officials reserve the right to refuse entry into the showground or any game or race if they feel that the person wishing to enter or take part is unfit to do so, or may in doing so be a danger to themselves or others. Breaking of any of these policies may result in the offenders being removed from the showground without right of re-entry and reimbursement.
Photography & Video Policies
Around the showground there will be a number of professional photographers and videographers broadcasting the show live via the big screen and recording for later use on various websites, include Mirfield Show, Youtube and Facebook. Please be aware that there will also be an even larger number of visitors taking personal photographs and videos around the showground. If you object to this, then we suggest you keep away from Mirfield Show as we can not guarantee that you will not feature in any of these. If you find a video or photograph after the show in any of the places mentioned – contact us at [email protected] and we will attempt to remove it.
Stall Holder & Attraction Policies
The following is a list of terms and conditions to be adhered to by all stall holders, caterers, and attractions at the Show. Please read these carefully and note those that may apply to you. Documents required should brought with you on show day – they will be checked.
- All stall holders and providers of attractions and entertainments must comply with any reasonable request made by any Show Steward.
- Hazard lights will be used on all moving vehicles and speed must be no more than 5 mph at all times while on the showground.
- All vehicles are to be removed from the showground between 10:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs unless a valid parking permit is displayed. Vehicles may only be parked in accordance with that permit which must be displayed.
- All attractions and stalls must provide a copy of their public and employers liability insurance with their booking and have the current documentation available at the show.
- Tent fabrics together with materials and drapes or linings used in conjunction with any temporary structures must be flame retardant (to BS 5438 and 7157).
- All stakes/pegs used for securing marquees/tents must be adequately protected in areas that area accessible to the public.
- No rope, shackles or any form of hitching will be attached to any trees on the Site.
- The provider of any stall, attraction or entertainment must take all reasonable steps to consider and control any risks, or potential risks, to the health and welfare of show attendees and must discuss any areas of doubt with the Show Committee at the time of booking.
- The Show Committee reserve the right to refuse admission to or require the immediate shut down and or removal of any stall, attraction or entertainment, even if their booking has been accepted, if it is considered by the committee that the stall, attraction or entertainment represents any risk to the health or welfare of any other person or animal attending the show.
- Any stall, attraction or entertainment that involves the use of any heat source or combustible or inflammable item must provide appropriate fire protection equipment and personnel trained in its use.
- Consideration should be given to the effect that inclement weather will have upon your stall, attraction or entertainment. Should weather conditions deteriorate to a point where significant damage will be caused by vehicle and equipment withdrawal, an exit strategy must beagreed with the site manager prior to vehicles exiting the site. Failure to comply may lead to re-instatement costs being passed to the stall, attraction or entertainment provider.
- No litter or rubbish from your stall, attraction or entertainment must be left on any part of the showground. A skip will be provided for use for litter and general rubbish. No electrical items or hazardous items or substances may be placed in any skip or litter bin on the showground but must be removed and properly disposed of by the stall, attraction or entertainment provider.
- The Show Committee accepts no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred as the result of the attendance of your stall, attraction or entertainment at the Show.
Any stall, attraction or entertainment that involves the use of intellectual property rights must make its own declaration and payment of any dues.
- All attractions and stalls using any form of electricity must have an appropriate Certificate of Electrical Safety available at the show.
- All electrical installations and equipment will comply with the general requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
- All portable generators or power supplies must be suitably guarded and the installation checked, approved and certified by a suitable Electrical Engineer before operation.
- All electrical equipment will be installed, so far as is reasonably practicable, so that interference by the public or unauthorised employees cannot gain access. All equipment exposed to weather will be suitably protected. All electrical installations will be fitted with Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers and Earth Spikes.
- All portable generators for electrical power supplies will be appropriately located and guarded from unauthorised persons. All generators will be fuelled by Diesel, fitted with Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers and earth spikes.
- Wherever possible, cables will be routed or buried so that they will not cause a tripping hazard or be crushed by vehicular traffic. Armoured cabling will be installed for hazardous voltages e.g. those which could cause electric shock if damaged, protecting against contact with sharp edges or crushing by heavy loads.
- Suspended overhead cables must have a minimum vertical clearance of 17 feet from the ground and a minimum horizontal clearance of 3 feet on either side of the normal passage space for vehicles. Additional advice is contained in HSE Guidance Document GS50 – (2nd Edition) – “Electrical Safety at Places of Entertainment”. Further guidance notes are also available from the
- Kirklees Council and can be supplied by them on request.
Food & Alcohol
- Vendors supplying food for sale must be indicated on the booking form and comply with Environmental Health Regulations 1990, Environmental Protection Act 1990 and any conditions requested by the Fire Authority.
- Where applicable, all stalls, attractions and entertainments that supply alcohol must hold a valid Temporary Event Notice.
- All animals must be kept under proper control by their handler at all times and must remain within the area designated for them or be in transit directly to or from such an area.
- All animals must be made available for veterinary inspection upon demand by the Show’s veterinary surgeon or by a veterinary officer acting for any government department or the Local Authority.
- All livestock handlers will comply with any legislative requirements of government agencies or the Local Authority.
- All livestock handlers will have with them the appropriate registration documentation for each animal (e.g. passports) at the Show.
- Any rides must have an appropriate Certificate of Safety Inspection and Fitness available at the show.
- Operators of adult rides and devices must be 18 years of age or older.
- Operators of slow-moving devices and stalls must be 16 years of age or over and must receive appropriate training before taking control of the ride or stall.
- All Operators must receive appropriate training prior to operating any ride or stall.
- Every operator must have full knowledge of the function of all normal and emergency operation controls and of the proper, safe use of the device.
- Every Operator shall comply with the Emergency Evacuation Procedure for the showground – available from Show Stewards on the day.
- All Operators shall comply with “Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks – Guidance on Safe Practice” published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE 175).
Full and more detailed terms and policies for all stall holders, attractions and exhibitors will be sent at the time of booking and can be found in each of the relevant sections of this website and within each of the schedules.
Full and more detailed terms and policies for each class or competition and can be found in each of the relevant sections of this website and within each of the schedules.