Burniston Show is coming soon

Burniston Show 2010 - '103501r  pic by Andrew Higgins 30/08/10 'in News
Burniston Show 2010 - '103501r pic by Andrew Higgins 30/08/10 'in News
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A BUMPER programme of events is planned for this year’s Burniston Show.

The 116th annual agricultural and horticultural show will take place on Bank Holiday Monday August 29 just off the A165, opposite Flatts Farm.

Burniston Show 2010 - '103501ff  pic by Andrew Higgins 30/08/10 'in News

Burniston Show 2010 - '103501ff pic by Andrew Higgins 30/08/10 'in News

The show is one of the largest of its kind in the area and features competition classes for fruit, vegetables, flowers, crafts and baking.

Animal classes include horses, poultry, rabbits, cavies and - new this year - ferrets.

It will also have all the traditional attractions, such as stalls, displays, music, and a vintage car display along with some new additions, such as alpacas.

Show chairman Alan Tomlinson said: “The preparations are going very well. We’ve got about 47 trade stands and entries for the competition classes have been coming in well.

“We’ve had quite a few in the horse classes and there have also been plenty of entries in the horticulture and fur and feather sections.”

He added that last year’s show was a big success and that organisers were hoping for good weather again this year.

Mr Tomlinson said: “Since I’ve been chairman we’ve had two shows called off due to the rain, so hopefully the weather will be kind to us.

“We’ve got a good cross-section of everything, so there’s something for everyone.”

He added that this year there is a particularly large vintage car and motorbike section along with the popular vintage tractors and farming machinery.

Organisers will start setting up on site the week before the show.

Entries for horticulture close on August 22 and other classes close on August 12, though some entries (e.g. children’s handicrafts) will be accepted on the day.

More details of deadlines are available at www.burnistonshow.co.uk