Historic show returns to new home at Newby Hall

Knights of the North is a new attraction at Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show.
Knights of the North is a new attraction at Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show.

The historic Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show returns to its new home at Newby Hall near Ripon on Sunday (July 22) to celebrate its 105th anniversary.

Billed as an annual celebration of farming and rural life, visitors will be offered a great family day out and the opportunity to explore local farming practices as well as see some of the best livestock, vintage vehicles and local produce.

Enthusiastic crowds are expected to attend and enjoy a host of popular attractions and events. New for 2018 is a daring stunt jousting show courtesy of Knights of the North, as well as an archery and army display and the ever-popular tug of war competition for locals.

Dog, cattle and sheep showing classes will be on offer alongside a heavy horse display and horse and donkey classes. The Grand Ring will play host to spectacular displays and competitions with the children’s races and terrier racing always a huge hit.

Locals will have the chance to show off their talents in an assortment of competitions from baking and flower arranging to handicrafts and horticulture. The craft marquee will display local crafts while the farmer’s market will showcase local produce which will be available to buy.

Tickets on the gate are £11 for adults and £8 for children over four years old (£10 and £7 respectively if bought online in advance).