New venue for popular show is announced

A parade at last year's event.
A parade at last year's event.

A brand new venue has been announced for this summer’s Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show.

Committee members have confirmed the event on Sunday, July 20, will take place on part of Dishforth Airfield.

Kate Dale, from the show committee, said: “The Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show will have all its usual attractions, horses, ponies, shires, shetlands and donkeys, sheep and cattle.

“The skill and elegance of the private driving classes always impress the audience and create a real spectacle. Our ever popular dog classes will be a big attraction to local dog owners and a bit of mischievous fun is guaranteed.”

The show committee has confirmed that last year’s “have a go” dog agility was so popular that it will return this year. There will also be locally produced food, both hot and cold, a bar and cups of tea and cake from the local WI, as well as speciality coffees, bacon sandwiches, hog roasts and fish and chips .

Kate said: “Our vintage tractor and car display will bring back memories of times gone by and demonstrate the skill and expertise of those who have lovingly restored them to their former glory.”

Boroughbridge Young Farmers will also be represented and prospective members are warmly encouraged to find out more about their forthcoming programme of activities, as well as promoting UK farming.

Main ring commentary will be given by Mike Keeble, an experienced countryside raconteur, keeping visitors informed of proceedings across the showground.

Trade stands and craft stalls will offer opportunities for shopping and there will be plenty of attractions 
for the children, including junior football and traditional races.

Kate said: “For the creative, there are classes for artwork, handicrafts, floral art and photography. For producers and bakers there are classes for eggs, jam, bread, pastry and baking as well as vegetables, flowers and plants.

“There are also classes for novice gardeners and we have worked with the allotment society to encourage more new participants. Flower arrangers will delight us with their floral talents, and local school children are encouraged to take part in classes especially designed for them. They are always popular across all age groups and there are cups to be won.”

Further details will be on display at Boroughbridge’s Plot to Plate event on May 10.

– The show committee is holding a dinner dance at The Bridge Inn in Walshford on Friday, May 16. See the website for more details.