Crowds expected at 120th annual Burniston Show

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The entries are in and the final touches are now being put in place ahead of the 120th annual Burniston Show on Bank Holiday Monday.

The event is being held on the A165 Coastal Road opposite Flatts Farm and the gates open to the public at 9am.

Admission is £5 for adults and £3 for children, with plenty of parking provided.

The popular show, which is one of the biggest in the area, is set to attract thousands of visitors.

Show secretary Kate Harland said: “Entries are up this year - we’ve got 596 in handicraft and more than 400 in horticulture.

“I think people are realising that some places are losing their local shows, so everyone is putting in 100 per cent to make it work.

“Everyone involved in the show is a volunteer and people are more than happy to do it as they want the show to succeed.”

Kate also noted the “Great British Bake Off effect” with a surge in the number of entries in the cookery section.

She added: “I hope the judges like lemon drizzle cake because they’ll have a lot to taste!”

Kate said that preparations are going very well and that there are some special trophies to present this year.

New attractions this year include a demonstration of spinning in the handicraft tent, plus pony and trap rides around the site.

The show promises something for everyone, with competition classes in agriculture, horticulture, crafts, cookery, photography, art, rabbits, cavies, poultry, horses, sheep, cattle, ferrets and children’s classes.

There is also a vintage vehicles display, music from the Royal Accordions, a birds of prey flying display, bouncy castle, fun dog classes and a parade of Staintondale Foxhounds.