Epworth show celebrating its 70th anniversary

The Epworth & District Agricultural Show is celebrating its 70th birthday at Epworth Showground this Bank Holiday Monday.

Celebrating all that is synonymous with country heritage and traditions, expect a fun-packed day for all the family to enjoy.

Maggie Antcliffe, show committee chairman, said: “We are very happy to announce it is the 70th anniversary this year of the iconic Epworth & District Agricultural Show.

“We have a bumper show organized this year with new acts and entertainment with something for everyone, from daring horse acrobatics and motorbike stunts, to a sheep roadshow and fairground.”

This year’s show will be a special celebratory one, with a new arena for The Young Farmers, who will be hosting a range of events and activities for all to enjoy, including lawn mower racing and a tug of war.

The Vale of York Polo Club will be making another appearance with their skills demonstration, along with a sheep roadshow which will include the popular sheep shearing.

Another new addition to the main arena this year will be the galloping acrobatics equestrian show.

Full of razzle dazzle, the show will include flamboyant vaulting stunts on horseback.

Continuing with the daring acts, a motorbike and quad show will be revving up the main arena, with their dare devil stunts as well as more than 100 modern tractors in the main parade, and a bumper classic cars and vintage tractor show.

For equestrian fans, there will be an unaffiliated show jumping class which is open to everyone, and also a new side saddle competition which will be held in the main arena, along with a horse in hand show and a range of cob classes.

Keeping in with the show’s tradition, there will also be the Horticultural tent, goats, shires and llamas, a petting area, and also a fun dog show.

A range of food stalls and market stalls will provide ample shopping opportunities too.

Entertainment this year will take the form of a variety of live music acts from 10.30am to 4.30pm in the beer tent, which will host a range of real ales.

Maggie continued: “The show is a fabulous way to celebrate and demonstrate our natural heritage around the region.

“And we are grateful for all the hard work our committee of volunteers put in to make the show, as well as our many sponsors.

“This year is extra special with it being the 70th show, and we hope that everyone will come and join in the celebrations with us.”

The show is this Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Free parking is available and there will also be a free shuttle bus running from Epworth town centre.

Tickets are available on the day priced at £7 for adults, £5 over-65s and children aged five to 12. A family ticket is £19 while under-fives are free.

Discount tickets are available at www.buytickets.at/EpworthShow

For more information, please visit www.epworthshow.org.uk