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NAWN 1408031AM6 Tockwith Show. (1408031AM6)
NAWN 1408031AM6 Tockwith Show. (1408031AM6)

The schedule for the 70th Tockwith Show has been announced and entries are being invited for the special anniversary event.

With seven decades’ experience behind it, the committee of Tockwith and District Agricultural Society (TADAS) is maintaining its traditional programme of classes.

They include heavy horses, fur and feather, crafts, gymkhana, pigs, sheep, dog classes and children’s competitions.

For the first time, this year’s show will feature a children’s section in the horticultural marquee. Youngsters aged under 10 can enter the three classes to be in with a chance of being the first winner of a new trophy.

Other entertainments on the day will include a vintage tractor parade, a pub tug-of-war, and the ever popular dog dash. The Children’s Discovery Zone is also making a return, having proved a popular attraction in 2014, and will feature a willow weaving workshop and “art from recycling” demonstrations.

The show also includes a dressage competition held the previous day, Saturday, August 1, at the same location – the Tockwith Show Field on Cattal Moor Lane. Entries are also being taken now for five classes, which are open to all types of horses and ponies.

Show secretary Steve Ross said: “Tockwith Show has a long history and remains true to its roots as a traditional agricultural show, so this year’s schedule is no exception.

“We’re looking forward to another set of strong entries for our classes – almost 300 in total – which will give our judges a difficult task on the day!

“We are also planning a display of memorabilia from Tockwith Show’s history and we’ve had a great response to our appeal for old programmes, photographs and other items. It has been a real pleasure looking through it all.

“We’re not just looking for show memorabilia – we’d also like to show how Tockwith and its community have changed since 1945.”

If anyone has anything to share with TADAS for the memorabilia display, they can email Steve at or call 07976 268012.

The full schedule for both days is available from the website,, or paper copies can be posted on request by contacting Steve on the above details.