Sixties theme for area’s biggest show

Sixties theme for area’s biggest show

ORGANISERS of this year’s Mirfield Show say it promises to be the best yet, with new attractions and competitions being showcased alongside old favourites.

The award-winning show continues to grow in popularity and last year attracted more than 10,000 visitors from across Yorkshire.

It will make its grand return on Sunday August 20 to the Mirfield Showground on Huddersfield Road, and this year there will be fun for all the family, with a 1960s theme.

Children can enjoy the horse and pony show, baking, flower and vegetable exhibits, craft making and plenty of 60s-inspired games throughout the day including hula-hooping and welly wanging.

As with every year, the judges will have the difficult decision of picking the winner of the fancy dress competition – hopefully with lots of flower girls, spacesuits, hippies and Austin Powers-inspired costumes.

The Bonny Baby Show is a chance for even the youngest in the family to get involved, and there’s a host of competitions for the adults too.

There are classes for the best home brew and wine, and a men-only baking competition to see who can make the best coffee and walnut cake.

And finally, closing the show will be the ever-popular tug-of-war final. It’s a free competition and you can register a team through the Mirfield Show website, but entries close on August 15 so book early to avoid disappointment.

Louise Hardy, head of competitions and classes, said: “We are really excited to reveal the competitions and classes for this year’s show and are looking forward to receiving and judging all the entries.”

The full list of competitions and classes can be seen at www.mirfieldshow.com and in the show programme, which will be available in local shops in Mirfield town centre very soon.

Advanced tickets are available through the website at £3.50, but you can pay on the day for £5. All children under 16 go free.

Photo: Care Johnson

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