The weather may have been unpredictable but that didn’t deter thousands of people enjoying Mirfield Show yesterday.
Families braved the blustery wind and occasional showers to attend the 20th Mirfield Agricultural Show.
The showground was packed with families young and old enjoying the variety of stalls, games and attractions on offer.
Show secretary Sylvia Ford said: “The people of Mirfield always do us proud and come out in all weathers.
“There’s a nice atmosphere and people come out and meet friends.
“We always try and have a mix of traditional events that families look forward to and new things.”
Nicola Jones attends every year with her family including son Jack, seven, and six-year-old twins Lucy and Harry.
Nicola, from Gomersal, said: “We enjoy coming every year, come rain or shine.
“It’s a great family event and a chance to get the children involved in a great number of things, from tug-of-war to welly wanging.
“It’s teaching the children if you don’t enter you don’t know what you’re capable of.
“The fact that children don’t have to pay is another big thing.”
Andy Cooke attended the show for the first time after relocating from the London area to Brighouse and was impressed.
He added: “It’s really good and it’s nice to see some community spirit.”
Highlights of the day included a horse and pony show in the main ring and music performances by artists including The Voice semi-finalist Sophie May Williams.
The Stannage Stunt Team family wowed with their daring displays, including a drop from a 50ft tower.
There were also plenty of prizes on offer for winners of classes including flower and vegetable, children’s exhibits, rabbits, poultry and eggs.
Pet pooches of all sizes enjoyed taking part in the first popular fun dog show.
Steven Pritchard, from Cowlersley, scooped first prize for dog in best condition with his four-year-old Alaskan Malamute Jess.
He said: “I’m pleased, I just brought her here to test her out.
“She was at Ravensknowle Park for Bark in the Park on Saturday and came second, third and fourth so this is one better.”