Packed programme for Burniston Show

Alfie and Harry Barker showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn123505c    27/08/12
Alfie and Harry Barker showing their sheep, watched by friend Henry Vickery, at Burniston Show. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123505c 27/08/12
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Plans are coming together for the 118th Burniston Show which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday August 26.

The agricultural show, which is one of the biggest and most popular of the season, will be held at its usual location on the A165 Coastal Road opposite Flatts Farm by kind permission of Shaun Millward.

Attractions this year include a vintage display, music from the Royal Accordions, flying display by Eagle Eye Falconry and Staintondale Foxhounds, paraded by permission of the Master, Jean Clemmit.

The show will feature all the traditional categories, including agriculture, horticulture, crafts, baking, rabbits, cavies, poultry, horses, sheep, cattle and ferrets.

Some of the quirkier competition categories include tallest thistle, Victoria Sandwich made by a gentleman, dog with the waggiest tail and a plate of four broad beans by a junior gardener.

There will also be a bar, hot food, refreshments and a number of trade stands.

Show chairman Alan Tomlinson said: “Everything is going to plan so far. The show schedules are available now and people can pick up a copy from Burniston newsagent and Post Office.

“People can also enquire about getting a copy by calling (01723) 367177 or (01723) 870040.”

He said that all the favourites will be back again, including the llamas and alpacas which proved popular last time. The pygmy goats are also set to return, along with the bird of prey and ferrets.

Mr Tomlinson continued: “We’ll have the fur and feather tent of course, which is always a popular section.

“We’re also hoping to have a larger livestock section this year, with cattle and sheep.”

He added that a number of trade stands are booked in already with more set to confirm nearer the day.

Mr Tomlinson said: “It takes lots of organising and planning, with the committee all pulling together.

“This is the 118th show and I think it’s done very well over the years. A lot of people have put in a lot of hard work to keep it going.

“But we get lots of good feedback and people travel a long way to come and enjoy it.”

The show is supported by a number of sponsors, including Miss J Littlewood, Reighton Garden Centre, Mr and Mrs R Bird, Mrs S Davies, Fuchsia Society, Mr P and Mrs O Tidd, Mr S Oakley, W Boyes and Co Ltd, Mrs C.O. Barker, Snainton Woodworking Supplies, McCain Foods (GB) Ltd, and Richard and Caroline Stuttle (Painting Foundation Fund).

Entries close for all sections on August 9, except for the children’s writing competition and photographic competition which close on July 22.

Further details and entry forms can be downloaded at www.burnistonshow.co.uk