Fur, feathers and fun at the 119th Burniston Show

Alfie and Harry Barker showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn123505c
Alfie and Harry Barker showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123505c
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The 119th annual Burniston Show - one of the biggest in the area - is all set to take place this Bank Holiday Monday.

The event will take place at the usual venue on the A165 opposite Flatts Farm by permission of Shaun Millward.

Preparations on the site take around a week to complete and organisers say that everything is going according to schedule.

Chairman Alan Tomlinson said: “Preparations are going well and entries are up on last year.

“There’s been a lot of rain, but the field isn’t boggy at all. Hopefully it will dry out in good time.”

The popular show will feature a host of regular attractions, such as a vintage display, birds of prey flying display, Staintondale Foxhounds, music from the Royal Accordians, hot food and numerous trade stands.

Competition classes will feature vegetables, fruit, baking, horses, sheep, cattle, ferrets, rabbits and cavies and poultry.

Children’s classes include needlecraft, decorated buns, table decorations and Lego models.

Some of the more quirky classes include Victoria Sandwich made by a gentleman, the dog most like its owner, unusual-shaped vegetable, tallest thistle and decorated egg representing a TV character.

New attractions this year include a fully restored 1952 Plaxton-built coach as part of the vintage vehicle section.

Entry costs £6 for adults and £3 for children. Free parking is provided.