ALPACAS, Japanese martial art aikido and a bushtucker and banana eating challenge were just some of the attractions at Mirfield Show this weekend.
The annual event, held at the showground off Huddersfield Road, proved ever more popular yesterday, with families turning up in their hundreds to witness the array of attractions and events the show had on offer.
And even though a torrential downpour the night before meant visitors were definitely in need of their wellies, it didn’t deter people from enjoying every minute of it.
The day started with a horse and pony class in the main ring, along with a dog agility and flyball display and a tug of war.
Show organisers always aim to make each year a bit different from the previous year.
Karen Bullivant, show chairman, said: “It has been a fantastic day, a huge success.
“This year we tried to introduce more unusual animals into the show. The alpacas went down particularly well with the children. It’s a real family fun day out, and we are so grateful the weather stayed kind to us!”
Other attractions included a variety of competitions and shows, with a flower and vegetable show and rabbits and pigeon exhibitions.
Karen added: “We have had a huge number of entrants for our competitions, and all are of very good quality. We are thrilled that each year so many people take such an interest in every aspect of the show. Each year seems bigger and better.”
Once again, music was provided by the award-winning Knottingley Silver Band.
The event also gives charities, such as the Royal British Legion and RNLI, the opportunity to raise funds by running their own stalls.
Other attractions included a fun dog show, trade and craft stalls, children’s rides and games, and a vintage car display.