This year’s Emley Show is just days away - so what can we expect?
Having pulled in 12,000 visitors last year, the agricultural event is in its 123rd year.
The family day out takes place on Saturday, August 6 at Factory Lane opposite Emley Moor Mast.
Expect to see all the usual attractions such as animal contests, craft stalls and delicious food.
In the main ring, sheepdogs, vintage tractors, owls and donkeys will all be showcased.
Children’s fancy dress is also part of the event again this year, so parents: get cutting out those bin liner capes.
If you’re coming from the M62 — Come off the motorway at junction 24 (Ainley Top) and take the A629 at the roundabout towards Huddersfield/Halifax. At the next roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A629 for about two miles, then diverge slight left onto the A62 Castlegate to A62 Southgate, leading to Huddersfield Ring Road.
Go across the roundabout by Sainsburys onto the A62 (Wakefield Road) for about 4.5 miles, then take a right onto Paul Lane in Lepton Edge for one mile, passing the Cinnamon Lounge. From there, follow the signs for the visitor parking areas.
If you’re coming from the M1 — Come off the motorway at junction 38, and take the A637 Huddersfield Road dual carriageway for five miles towards Huddersfield. Go across roundabouts by Yorkshire Sculpture Park and by Denby Dale road, continuing through Flockton Village Centre.
Take a turn onto Haigh Lane, just after the Sun Pub in Flockton, for around half a mile. Continue onto Windmill Hill Lane for a further half a mile and turn right onto Westfield Lane — then follow the signs for the Emley Show exhibitor and visitor parking areas.
On show day, Factory Lane is one-way only, and at peak times you may have to queue to get into the car park. Follow the directions and stewards.
The 232 Huddersfield to Wakefield/Wakefield to Huddersfield service goes to Emley from Huddersfield Bus Station — check bus times on the West Yorkshire Metro website.
A free shuttle bus runs to and from the showground from Emley Cross, leaving every hour from 9am, then every half-hour from 11am. The last return bus will leave the showground at 5.45pm.
Tickets are available now and are £8 in advance from the show’s website, or £10 on the day.
Children under 16 get free entry.