Get ready for 120th Burniston Show

Burniston Show. Sunflower winners Benjamin and Joseph Pell.Picture Richard Ponter 133501c
Burniston Show. Sunflower winners Benjamin and Joseph Pell.Picture Richard Ponter 133501c

Preparations are being put in place for the 120th annual Burniston Show which will take place later this month.

The event will be held opposite Flatts Farm on the A165 Coastal Road on Bank Holiday Monday August 31.

Organisers are promising something for everyone, with attractions including a vintage display, music from the Royal Accordions, birds of prey, a bouncy castle, fun dog classes and Staintondale Foxhounds, paraded by Master Jean Clemmit.

New this year is a reptile roadshow, with an expert giving a talk in the main ring along with exotic creatures. Plus there will be animals on show all day and members of the public can have their photo taken with them if they wish.

Competitive classes include agriculture, horticulture, crafts, cookery, photography, art, rabbits, cavies, poultry, horses, sheep, cattle, ferrets and children’s classes. The event will also feature a bar, hot food, refreshments and scores of trade stands.

Entries close for all sections on Friday August 14, so people are being encouraged to get their entries submitted in good time.

There are many weird and wonderful categories to enter, such as tallest thistle, unusual shaped vegetable, decorated egg (handpainted) and apple pie made by a gentleman.

Children’s classes include sunflower grown by a child, gingerbread animal or person and Lego model.

Schedules are available now from local village outlets in or go to www.burnistonshow.org for entry details. Free parking is available and admission costs £5 for adults and £3 for children.