CRAVEN'S agricultural show season kicks off this weekend on Saturday, August 19,Β with the 117th Gargrave Show.

Farmers from far and wide will be making their way to the showground - at its usual place in front of Eshton Hall - with their cattle and sheep, hoping to win a rosette.

There will also be magnificent heavy horses, showjumping, and a display of vintage tractors and military vehicles.

The crafts and produce tents will feature classes in flowers, vegetables, baking, chutneys and jams, and also crafts, photography and sticks.

The ever-popular fell races, to the top of Sharphaw, for adults and juniors, will take place from midday from the main ring, which will be followed by a fun dog show and sheep handling, for juniors.

A packed line-up of attractions will also include mounted fancy dress and a grand parade of champions. There will also be children's sports, an egg-throwing competition, and to close the day, the always popular, terrier racing.

Entry to the showground is from 8am, with the first attraction, the judging of the horse hunter classes, getting underway in the main ring at 8.30am.

Admission Β£12 for adults, Β£6 for seniors and 12 to 18 year olds, and free for 11 year olds and under. Free car parking at the site, off Eshton Road. A free minibus will operate from Gargrave Railway Station and the Summer Seat in the village.

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