Hundreds enjoy 117th Burniston Show

Where do I start! Joshua Maclean, 3 from Eastfield, has a go at grooming Neionie, a Highland cow being shown by Neil Fletcher from Glaisdale, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn123502a    27/08/12
Where do I start! Joshua Maclean, 3 from Eastfield, has a go at grooming Neionie, a Highland cow being shown by Neil Fletcher from Glaisdale, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123502a 27/08/12
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Burniston Show is going from strength to strength more than 100 years after its inaugural event.

The largest country show in Scarborough enjoyed its 117th year this bankholiday weekend - attracting scores of people for a day of family fun.

Featuring a huge number of competition classes, the event held at Flatts Farm off the A165 Coastal Road, included children’s entertainment, rides, demonstrations and numerous trade stands.

While a variety of fur, feathers, hooves and horns kept the judges busy spectators enjoyed show ring displays.

Visitors were treated to new attractions this year including a bird of prey flying show and highland cattle.

Although the rain did make a forecasted appearance in the afternoon it wasn’t enough to deter the crowds, who had enjoyed brighter spells in the morning.

Alan Tomlinson, chairman of Burniston Show said: “This year’s show has gone very very well.

“Even though it has been going for such a long time it is still growing every year.

“The show has been very well attended by the public. We have also had a lot of trade stands, with figures up on previous years.

“People do like country shows. We keep getting different and new things each year and I think that’s why it keeps attracting people.

“A lot of planning goes into the show, and we have got a very good committee who work together to make sure it all comes together. All the hard work is always worth it on show day when we see so many people enjoying themselves.”

The children’s section, which is divided into different age groups, featured numerous classes such as a decorated biscuit, A4 painting with the subject “Under the Sea”, an edible necklace, shoe box aquarium and tie dye T-shirt.

Entry levels were similar to last year, though some categories enjoyed a boot in numbers including the cavies section with 103, 130 for horses, 52 for sheep and 88 ferrets.

Other entry figures include 84 in the poultry section, 52 rabbits.

The popular show also featured Staintondale Foxhounds, terrier racing, around 40 vintage and classic cars and machinary, and a display on beekeeping.