This year’s Mirfield Show is set to get off to a sunny start.
Opening the proceedings on Sunday is BBC weather presenter Paul Hudson.
Show chairman Karen Bullivant says final preparations are under way for this year’s event, which features many new attractions and competitions at the Mirfield showground.
“This year’s show promises to be colourful and entertaining as we embrace the carnival spirit. I have to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers who make this show possible. A lot of time and effort goes into planning the show and volunteers will be on site from Friday morning to ensure everything is ready in time.
“I am looking forward to a fantastic day and look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Topically, this year’s show will embrace the Olympic and carnival theme with colourful and creative dancers, stilt walkers towering above the crowd and Olympic-themed competitions, classes and children’s games.
When is it?
Sunday August 21. The showground opens at 8.30am, when the horse and pony show will begin in the main ring.
The show line-up includes a horse and pony show; an aerobatic display from, the Red Devils Parachute Regiment, members of which will meet and chat with spectators after the display; Blackrock llamas agility display team; tug-of-war; the Mirf’fest music stage; bonny baby show; fun dog show; and children’s competitions including Olympic-themed races.
There will also be a full range of stalls.
How to get there
There is a free bus every 30 minutes from the showground to pick up and drop off around Mirfield and a free park and ride from Castle Hall with a shuttle bus with disabled access.
How much are tickets?
Tickets cost £5 per adult, free for under-16s.