SHEEP and cows will be back at Penistone Show following an early lifting of foot and mouth restrictions.
Bovine and ovine classes will return to the show on Saturday, offsetting disappointment caused by the RAF Red Arrows cancellation.
The news, however, came too late for pig and goat classes which will not be held this year.
But an RAF Spitfire will be an attraction at 1.30pm.
Other replacement features will include a 20-strong gymnastic team, together with a seldom seen display of vintage vehicles, a pipe organ, a thresher and other working farm machines.
The afternoon will also feature hawk displays, stunt bikes, brass bands, craft displays, chainsaw art, record levels of trade stand entries, a crammed food tent, a music tent and a large Army display.
Show organisers say the 135th show will be the most crammed ever.
Publicity officer Liz Walker said: “We’re thrilled to have the cows and sheep back but I wish DEFRA could have told us earlier.
“It’s going to be the most crammed show ever, which is great news for spectators, but a real headache for the organisers! It just gets more and more exciting.”
Prices for the 135th Penistone Show are £6 for adults, £4.50 for seniors and £2.50 for children.
A 50p discount is given to tickets obtained before the show by phoning 0114 288 7816.