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Driffield Show 2024: A fun day out for all the family

Excitement is building as final preparations are in full flow for the 148th Driffield Show which will take place on Wednesday 17th July.

With its winning formula of celebrating the traditional and embracing the future, the show has earned its place as a ‘must do’ event on the calendars of both the farming community and families looking for a good value day out.

Not complacent, each year organisers strive to ensure that the Show improves upon its successes and are proud to be one of the largest agricultural shows in the country.

Once inside, there will be a vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations designed to suit all ages.

The Show continues to be popular with livestock exhibitors and attracts some of the area’s finest animals.

As well as a highly regarded cattle section, the livestock area will also boast excellent examples of sheep and pigs.

There will be a return of the crowd favourite heavy horse classes allowing the public an opportunity to view these gentle giants by providing demonstrations showing them being decorated and groomed in their splendour as they parade around the main ring.

The equine community will also be well represented throughout the show with a packed main ring timetable ranging from the local ridden ponies to the show jumping classes. The prestigious 1.40m Open Championship Show Jumping class is being held at the show this year.

Another crowd favourite, the dog show, will take place near the Countryside Pursuits area.

The Driffield Agricultural Society is immensely proud of its rural and agricultural heritage and there will be demonstrations on hedge laying, stick making and willow crafting to name a few in the new for 2024 Living and Working in the Countryside Area.

The show continues to have ‘something for everyone’ and there will be plenty of opportunity for retail therapy, with nearly 400 trade stands to choose from, ranging from lifestyle and fashion to rural crafts and local produce.

The Food Zone has a wealth of delicious treats on offer and with its new picnic benches and band stand provides the perfect area to refuel.

The new look Horticulture marquee will also be providing visitors with a colourful contribution courtesy of green fingered exhibitors and will also be the home of the Gardeners’ Theatre where visitors will be able to take a seat and watch the horticulture demonstrations that will be taking place throughout the day.

Entries for the Handicraft Section are proving popular with an abundance of new classes making sure that there will be a class available for every crafter.

Driffield Show, England’s finest one day agricultural show

As well as the wealth of equine expertise that comes with the Driffield Show, the main ring will also feature entertainment from the amazing, local talent of Atkinson’s Action Horses.

As well as main ring events, the Countryside Arena and Activity Arena will also boast packed timetables, and this year there will be appearances from The BMX Show, East Riding Pipe Band, Dangerous Steve Stunt Show and Ferret World to name a few.

Further information and tickets are available from www.driffieldshowground.co.uk.

Advance ticket: – Adults – £18.00. Accompanied Children Under 16 – free.
On the gate: – Adults – £22.00. Accompanied Children Under 16 – free.

For further details, please contact the Show office on 01377 257494 or email cheryl@driffieldshowground.co.uk

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