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Attractions galore at 108th Gargrave Show
8:00am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
The 108th Gargrave Show will take place on Saturday.
As usual, the event will be staged in the field in front of Eshton Hall and will start with equestrian events at 9am.
There will be a wide variety of entertainment for all the family and the main attraction this year will be Tom and Tilly Turnip’s Tomfoolery.
The 2012 president is Clifford Lawson, who has been involved with the show for 40 years, is a former chairman and introduced the popular terrier racing.
Although entries have had a bit of a slow start this year, entries secretary Sarah Davidson is confident there will be a last-minute rush ahead of the deadline tomorrow (Friday).
She said: “I think because the Great Yorkshire Show was cancelled, people are wary. But the message from us is that the show will go ahead whatever the weather, even if we have to change the venue or alter the programme.”
Classes range from handicrafts and horticulture to cattle and sheep, with more than 70 cups and trophies on offer.
And there will be a special tent devoted to the poultry section, which incorporates the regional show of the Poultry Club of Great Britain. “We are becoming quite an important show for poultry,” said Sarah.
The event will end with terrier racing at 5pm.
Throughout the day, a free minibus service will operate from the Summer Seat and Eshton Road end to the showground.
Admission to the show is £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for children under 14.