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Driffield Show – The Show with something for everyone

The gates will be opening on Wednesday, 17th July for the spectacle that is the Driffield Show.  This year the Driffield Show will celebrate its 148th   year, with its winning formula of  celebrating the traditional and embracing new developments.  The Show has earned its place as a ‘ must do’ event on the calendars of both the farming community as well as  families looking for a good value day out.  Not complacent, each year the Show organisers strive to ensure that the Show improves upon its successes and are proud to be one of the largest one day Agricultural Shows in the country.

Once inside the Show no one will be disappointed with the vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations designed to suit all ages regardless of your interests.   The Show continues to be popular with Livestock exhibitors and attracts some of the areas 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 crowds favourite Heavy Horse classes  sponsored by Smailes Goldie Group. 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 courtesy of sponsorship from local company Rican ATV Ltd who will also be first time trade exhibitors this year at the Show. Another crowd favourite the Dog Show organised and in aid of Ryedale Dog Rescue will take place in its location near to the countryside pursuits area– maybe your dog has the waggiest tail or the kindest eyes – why not enter it to find out?

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 crowd pleasing ‘Wheat to Bread’ demonstration will once again be taking place throughout the day, giving budding bakers the opportunity to get hands on with bread making. As well as celebrating its history the Society is also keen to showcase new initiatives and the Show will be showcasing the cutting edge innovations in agriculture with the Agricultural Machinery Demonstration Arena and the Forestry Section both giving visitors the opportunity to get up close to machinery that is usually only seen from a distance.

The Driffield Show continues to have ‘something for everyone’ there will be plenty of opportunity for retail therapy, with nearly 400 tradestands to choose from, ranging from lifestyle and fashion, to rural crafts and local produce.  The Food Zone offers enough choice to whet the appetite of the most ardent foodie and with its new picnic benches and band stand provides the perfect area to refuel mid Show touring.  The new look Horticulture marquee will also be providing visitors with a   colourful contribution courtesy of our green fingered exhibitors  and once again will also be the home of the Gardeners’ Theatre where visitors will be able to take and seat and watch the horticulture demonstrations that will be taking place throughout the day. Entries for the Handicraft Section are now open with an abundance of new classes making sure that there will be a class available for every crafter.

As well as the wealth of competitive equine expertise that we come to associate with the Driffield Show the GSC Gray 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, this year there will be appearances from The BMX Show,   East Riding Pipe Band, Dangerous Steve Stunt Show, Ferret World,  plus more still to be confirmed.

Further information and tickets are now 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. 

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