Organisers of the popular Mirfield Show say it’s certain to be “baking” on the big day.
They are not referring to the weather, however. Entries for the baking and domestic classes are expected to smash records once again.
Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show on Sunday, August 17.
And more and more people want to test out their baking prowess.
Inspired by TV cookery shows such as The Great British Bake Off and MasterChef, amateur cooks are serving up a treat.
Last year there were record breaking entries at Mirfield Show and this year’s look set to be higher still.
To tie in with this year’s show theme of ‘Celebrating Yorkshire, Mirfield Style’, organisers have introduced a new Yorkshire pudding class.
The competition’s committee member Louise Hardy is sure the new class will pass the mustard.
She said: “Each and every one of us makes and bakes our Yorkshires to a number of different recipe variations, some of which are secret family recipes passed down through generations.
“If you think your puddings are champions now is your chance to prove it. Along with the prestige of baking the best Yorkshire puddings in Mirfield, there will be a trophy awarded to the winner of the class.”
There are 14 domestic and baking classes with other trophies to include The Betty Taylor Memorial Trophy for Most Domestic Show Points (classes 43-55), the Betty Taylor Memorial Trophy for Best Scone and the Betty Taylor Memorial Trophy for Men-Only Class.
At the end of the day competitors can donate what they’ve made to Batley Food Bank, which provides food for those in need. Entrants are reminded they must register in the domestic marquee before 10am on the day. For gardeners and growers there are 44 flower and vegetable classes including the new Yorkshire rhubarb and Yorkshire rose classes.
And it wouldn’t be Mirfield Show without the dog and horse and pony classes.
Stars of the show this year will be the breath-taking daredevils from the Stannage International Stunt Team, which will perform fire stunts and escapology.
Full details and pre-registration forms for the classes can be found at www.mirfieldshow.com .
Advance tickets are £3.50 for adults (£5 on the gate) with children free.
Tickets are available from Mirfield town centre at Ramsden’s Butchers, The Melting House Chocolate Shop and Beadelicious along with Perfection Nail & Beauty in Old Bank Road.