Are you know tough enough for the tug of war? Is your baby the bonniest of them all?

Mirfield Show 2014 is running competitions for all the family to get involved with, from fancy dress to creative writing, the ever-popular Tug-of-War competition to bonny babies and a build-a-scarecrow challenge.

Here are the competitions planned for this year's show:

Tug-of-War

The Tug-of-War competition attracts big crowds each year when it takes to the main ring.

Heats are held at 1.30pm to determine the finalists before the final round takes place at around 4pm, with rossettes and a trophy for the winners.

To take part in the tug-of-war, teams must register online before Tuesday August 13 - and the competition may close sooner if fully booked.

The competition is free to enter, and teams that register in advance will receive eight free guest passes to the show.

Team members must be 18 or over and must sign the Liability Waiver/Medical Treatment Consent form and present it to the Information Point by 1pm.

A children's tug-of-war competition will be held in the second ring (in the school grounds) 12.30pm-1.30pm. Children must register at the Information Point with a parent from 10.30am - there will be 16 child places available.

Click here to read the competition rules.

A you tough enough for the Tug-of-War?
A you tough enough for the Tug-of-War?
 

 

Build-a-Scarecrow

Get creative and design your own scarecrow for the chance to win a rosette!

The theme for this year's Scarecrow Competition is Yorkshire Heroes and Villains - from celebrities to sports stars, literary figures, soap characters and more!

Scarecrows must be brought to the showground by 11am on showday, with judging at 11.30am. Scarecrows will need to be taken home between 4pm and 5pm and entry into the competition is free.

Click here for competition rules and the online entry form.

Children's Fancy Dress

With prizes for all, the children's fancy dress competition gives youngsters the chance to dress up and have some fun on show day.

All entries need to register by 1pm at the Information Point and be at the stage area 15 minutes before the scheduled time. The competition is judged by the Mayor of Kirklees or the guest opener.

This year's fancy dress theme is Celebrating Yorkshire, with a special additional prize for the best 'Yorkshire Worker'.

Click here for the competition rules.

A you tough enough for the Tug-of-War?
A you tough enough for the Tug-of-War?
 

Baby Show

Is your little one the cutest baby in town?

Win a prize at the Baby Show, held around 3pm in the band tent. All entries must register by 2.30pm at the information point, and be at the band tent at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

There are two classes: 0-1 year olds and 1-2 year olds - entry to each class is limited to the first 20 babies to enter.

Click here for the competition rules.

 

Creative Writing

Budding authors and poets up to the age of 14 can submit their best work to the show's creative writing competition, with cash and ice cream prizes up for grabs.

Entrants need to write or type their stort or poem on one side of as many sheets of paper as it takes, and give their name, telephone number/address and a parent/guardian's name and signature on a separate piece of paper attached to the story or poem.

The classes are are as follows:

  • Class 1: 13-14 years - A story or any type of no more than 1,500 words or a poem of any type of no more than 30 lines.
  • Class 2: 11-12 years - A story or any type of no more than 1,000 words or a poem of any type of no more than 25 lines.
  • Class 3: 9-10 years - A story or any type of no more than 750 words or a poem of any type of no more than 20 lines. This may include a picture, drawing or a design, which will be taken into account if it adds to the story or poem.
  • Class 4: Up to eight years - A story of any type of no more than 500 words or a poem of any type of no more than 16 lines. This may include a picture, drawing or design that adds to the story or poem.

For competition rules and details of the prizes up for grabs, click here.

As well as the competitions, there's also the annual vegetable show , the fun dog show , domestic baking show and the horse and pony show , and youngsters can take part in the children's classes for free.

Are you heading to Mirfield Show 2014?

Are you heading to Mirfield Show this year? Click here for ticket details and click here for directions to the showground.

First-time visitor? Here's what to expect. And don't miss the entertainment booked for the Mirf'Fest stage!           

Click below for pictures from last year's show