THEY’VE got high hopes for the new Emley Show – literally.
The show is on the move and it is moving uphill for Saturday’s event.
After being cancelled twice in the last five years due to waterlogged fields off the A636 Denby Dale Road a new site had to be found for this year’s event.
The new site is at Factory Farm, farmed by the Hampshire family and just across the road from Emley Moor TV mast.
It is the first time in 34 years that the site has not been held at Lowfields.
The new site is off the A642 Huddersfield to Wakefield Road to the west of Grange Moor.
Show secretary Rachel Mackail said: “We are all extremely excited.
“After flooding twice in the last five years because of the river at the back of the old site we really had to move.
“I think it will be exciting for the public, going somewhere new and not knowing what it’s going to look like. It is easy to get into a rut, but this should give us a big boost.”
A free bus service will link the new showground with the centre of Emley.
The horse section is expected to be busy all day, with showjumping, shire horses, donkeys and Pony Club games. There will also be a farrier demonstration.
Cattle including beef, dairy, dexters and Highland cattle will be competing for trophies and there will also be fruit and vegetable displays, rabbits, hamsters, poultry and coloured birds.
New this year will be a sheep section and a Scrufts Dog Show, with rosettes for the prettiest dog, most handsome and the dog with the waggiest tail.
The pet section is for children to bring along their own animals and there is also a children’s section with competitions for art, handwriting, photography and cooking.
For adults there are the handicraft competitions, with art, photography, cookery and home-made wine sections.
There will also be specialist areas with honey bees, woodcarving and stick-making.
Entertainment will include Chris O’Donnell with his hawks, vultures and eagles and the Kangeroo Gymnastics Comedy teams.
Emley Brass Band and the Bourbon Street Roof Raisers will provide music and for children there will be a traditional Punch and Judy show, climbing wall and ice skating rink.
For more details visit www.emleyshow.org.uk
This also includes a map of directions to the new site and its layout.