Agricultural show all set for new venue

The parade sets off at last year's event. Picture ' Adrian Murray  (1307213AM17)
The parade sets off at last year's event. Picture ' Adrian Murray (1307213AM17)

The Aldborough and Boroughbridges Show commitee are hoping for a big turnout when the event takes place at its new home this weekend.

Taking place at Dishforth Airfield throughout the day on Sunday, July 20, the event will have all its usual attractions – horses, ponies, shires, shetlands and donkeys, sheep and cattle.

A committee spokesman said: “The skill and elegance of the private driving classes always impress the audience and create a real spectacle.

“Our ever popular dog classes will be a big attraction to local dog owners and a bit of mischievous fun is guaranteed.

“Last year’s ‘have a go’ dog agility was so popular, we are delighted they can join us again.”

The show will also feature locally produced food, both hot and cold, a bar and cups of tea and cake from the local WI plus speciality coffees, bacon sandwiches, hog roasts and fish and chips.

There will also be a vintage tractor and car display to bring back memories of times gone by and demonstrate the skill and expertise of those who have lovingly restored them to their former glory.

Boroughbridge Young Farmers will be represented and prospective members are warmly encouraged to find out more about their forthcoming programme of ac tivities, as well as promoting UK farming.

Main ring commentary will be given by Mike Keeble, an experienced countryside raconteur, keeping visitors informed of proceedings across the showground.

The committee spokesman added: “Trade stands and craft stalls will offer opportunities for shopping and there will be plenty of attractions for the children, including 
junior football and traditional races.”

The Stannage International Stunt Team will provide thrills and spills with stunts and tricks from expert riders.

For the creative, there are classes for artwork, handicrafts, floral art and photography.

For producers and bakers there are classes for eggs, jam, bread, pastry and baking as well as vegetables, flowers and plants.

There are also classes for novice gardeners and the organisers have worked with the Boroughbridge Allotment Society to encourage more new participants.

Flower arrangers will be displaying their floral talents and local school children are encouraged to take part in classes especially designed for them.

The spokesman said: “They are always popular across all age groups and there are cups to be won.”