It’s showtime in Burniston - for the 118th time!

Alfie and Harry Barker, 8 and 5, showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, 5, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn123505c    27/08/12
Alfie and Harry Barker, 8 and 5, showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, 5, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123505c 27/08/12
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The final countdown is on until Burniston Show returns for its 118th year on Bank Holiday Monday - and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.

Featuring dozens of attractions and competition classes, visitors can expect to see the best of local agricultural, horticultural and artistic talent.

This year’s show will take place on Monday August 26, opposite Flatts Farm on the A165 Coastal Road.

Visitors can expect to be treated with a wide variety of shows and displays showcasing local livestock.

Whether it is furry, horned, feathered or anything in between, the judges will certainly be busy picking the best in each class.

Accompanying the animals, Burniston Show will feature several vegetable competitions, a showcase of classic cars and equipment, arts and crafts challenges, and cookery challenges.

Events for children aged sixteen and under have also been set up and include biscuit decorating, computer art and vegetable animals.

Visitors can find more unusual and quirky items in the novelty classes, including tallest thistle, heaviest marrow, and a variety of unusually shaped vegetables.

Alan Tomlinson, show chairman, said: “The final preparations are going really well. We started setting up the field on Sunday and the marquees are arriving today and tomorrow.

“We’ve had good numbers of entries this year, particularly in the handicraft section and the fur and feather. We’ve had a large number of vintage entries and horse entries are also well up.”

While all competitions are closed to entrants, there is no shortage of events to watch. As well as the competitions and challenges, visitors to the show can enjoy fresh local food and drink, fairground rides and plenty of trade stands. Special attractions include a flying display from the Eagle Eye Falconry and a parade of Staintondale Foxhounds.

Entry fees are payable on the gate - adults £5, children £3. Ample parking is provided.