Driffield Show – The Show with something for everyone.
The gates will be opening on Wednesday, 17th July for the spectacle that is the Driffield Show. This year the Driffield Show will celebrate its 144th year, with its winning formula of celebrating the traditional and embracing the future the Driffield Show has earned its place as a ‘ must do’ event on the calendars of both the farming community and families looking for a good value day out. Not complacent, each year the Show organisers strive to ensure that the Show improves upon its successes and are proud to be one of the largest one day Agricultural Shows in the country.
Once inside the Show no one will be disappointed with the vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations designed to suit all ages regardless of your interests. This year the Show will once again combine its winning formula of celebrating the areas agricultural heritage whilst also taking the time to embrace new developments.
This year, for the first time, there will be camels! Joseph’s Amazing Racing Camels will thrill visitors in the Woolley & Parks Main Ring and will be on hand throughout the day for anyone wanting to get a quick camel selfie!
The Show continues to be popular with Livestock exhibitors and attracts some of the areas finest animals – cattle, sheep, pigs and some goats. You can get up close and personal with the animals – a great opportunity for children to learn about livestock. We will be there with our Ryelands (sheep) and the children will be showing. I am finding it hard to find time for as much trimming as is needed but rest assured, our sheep our tame so do come and say hello, they love the attention. There will be a return of the crowds favourite Heavy Horse classes and you can view these gentle giants by providing demonstrations showing them being decorated and groomed in preparation for the show ring throughout the day. One local celebrity who is attending, is “Walter” from Sledmere House, a beautiful shire foal born in May. Adjacent to the Heavy Horse stabling will also be the opportunity to see farriers demonstrating their craft. The equine community will also be well represented throughout the Show with a packed main ring timetable ranging from the Local Ridden Ponies to the Show Jumping Classes. Another crowd favourite the Dog Show will take place in its location near to the countryside pursuits area– maybe your dog has the waggiest tail or the kindest eyes – why not enter it to find out?
One of my favourites is the Fur and Feather! Featuring a myriad of poultry, pigeons, rabbits and cavies. Has your favourite been awarded first prize?
The Driffield Agricultural Society is immensely proud of its rural and agricultural heritage and is proud of its now well established rural craft demonstration area. Within the area craftsmen and women will be demonstrating such traditional skills as wood turning, coracle making, rope making, traditional basket making, broom and rake making together with demonstrations of forest skills with a local bodger! The crowd pleasing ‘Wheat to Bread’ demonstration will once again taking place throughout the day, giving budding bakers the opportunity to get hands on with bread making. As well as celebrating its history the Society is also keen to showcase new initiatives and the Show will be showcasing the cutting edge innovations in agriculture.
The Driffield Show continues to have ‘something for everyone’ there will be plenty of opportunity for retail therapy, with over 450 tradestands to choose from, ranging from lifestyle and fashion, to rural crafts and local produce in the Food Hall. Deliciously Yorkshire will once again be at a the helm in the Deliciously Yorkshire Food Theatre where local produce will be celebrated throughout the day in a packed timetable featuring some of the regions finest cooks. The Horticulture marquee provides visitors with a colourful contribution courtesy of our green fingered exhibitors.
Tickets can be bought on line HERE until Tuesday 16th July 2019