New line up for Tockwith Show to provide family fun

Tockwith Show organisers have announced a string of exciting new attractions as it gears up for its 67th event which will be held on a Sunday for the first time.

Organisers have promised a bigger and better show than ever before on August 5 with new attractions and the largest ever farmers’ market featuring local produce.

One of the most popular classes, the Fur and Feather section, has been extended this year with new stewards in charge and the move to a Sunday has given the organisers an opportunity to dedicate Saturday to putting on dressage classes on the show field, a new addition to the regular show classes.

Tockwith show chairman Sam Blacker said: “With the show attracting crowds of around 10,000 people a year we work hard to find new things to keep everyone entertained and to bring back the most popular attractions.

“The gundogs are returning this year by popular demand and the National Farmers’ Union will be bringing their roadshow where children will be able to learn how to milk a cow.

“As the show is being held in the middle of the Olympics there will be an Olympic theme to some of the children’s competitions and a couple of special sporting attractions that will hopefully grab the attention of older children.

“We want this to be a great community event and something that the whole family can enjoy and that was one of the reasons for moving it to a Sunday, which is now the day most families spend together.”

This year’s show is on Sunday August 5 at Tockwith and District Showground on Cattal Moor Lane. Ticket prices have been frozen this year at £7.50 for adults, with children under 16 free, free car parking and the price of refreshments is capped.