It'll be a blast below the mast next month — one of Yorkshire’s best-loved agricultural festivals, Emley Show, is back.
This year’s show, showcasing the best in Yorkshire and rural fare, takes place on Factory Lane, beneath Emley Moor Mast, on August 6.
And at close to 300m above sea level, the view isn’t bad either.
The show features classes, competitions, exhibits, animals, stalls and attractions as well as traditional country food and crafts.
Highlights include a display by shepherdess, sheepdog trainer and trial competitor, Elaine Hill, who will demonstrate the skill, intelligence and flexibility of her border collies with her entertaining and educational displays of sheepdog handling and duck herding.
There will be a show from Dingle Fingle, an award-winning clown and variety artist. Dingle Fingle, an undercover policeman, is on the relentless pursuit of Slippery Sid the classic car thief, in a show sure to please children and adults.
The show includes horse displays, a vintage tractor parade as well as children’s races and entertainment organised by Kirklees Active Leisure.
Emley Show also features a grand parade of class-winning sheep, cattle and goats as well as fancy dress and live music from Emley Band.
Show secretary Sue Britton said: “It’s going to be a brilliant day as it always is. We have more emphasis on agriculture this year.”
She added: “It’s a good family day out with something for everybody and children under 16 get in for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
“It’s a great do with excellent views and it’s easy to find. Just look for the mast and you’re there!”
Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on showday for adults, and under-16s go free.
Tickets can be bought from the Emley Show website or on the gate on the day, and dogs are welcome.
Emley Show was first held in 1893.
At 330.4m (1,084 ft) Emley Moor Mast, a TV and radio transmitter tower for Yorkshire, is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK.
It is grade II listed but owner Arqiva has applied for planning permission for an antennae at the top to be removed.
The height will reduce by 11m or 36ft.