Driffield Show – An Exceptional Show for an Exceptional Year!

Taking place over two days for the first time in its history the 2021 Driffield Show will be an exceptional Show taking place in an exceptional time!

 

To ensure ample social distancing space and in an effort to work towards welcoming 10,000 visitors per day instead of the usual 25,000+ visitors in one day, the Show will still start on Wednesday, 21st July and will continue on through Thursday, 22nd July. 

Driffield Show organisers are keen to reassure all exhibitors and visitors that the safety of everyone on the Showground is, and always will be of paramount importance to them and they are and will always continue to stringently follow all government regulations and guidelines to achieve this.  Once inside the Show visitors will notice many new safety measures such as wider avenues, more opportunities to view attractions and competitions whilst outside, one-way systems in place and of course, gallons of hand sanitiser being available at the sanitising stations that will be dotted around the Showground.  This year may be a very different Show, but Show Organisers have every intention of making sure it is a great event and a fantastic opportunity for people to get out, see the stands, see each other, and begin to move forward.

Celebrating its 145th year the Show will once again combine its winning formula of celebrating the areas agricultural heritage whilst also taking the time to embrace new developments and despite changes having to be made as part of the Show’s covid response, visitors will not be disappointed with the vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations available, designed to suit everyone regardless of age or interests.  Show organisers are proud that it is the Show that has ‘something for everyone’ and there will be plenty of opportunities  for those enjoying a spot of retail therapy, with the aim to have a wide selection of trade stands to choose from, ranging from lifestyle and fashion, to crafts and local produce.  All entertainment, livestock and equine classes will be split across the two days so do not worry whichever day you chose to visit the Show you will not miss out on anything. 

There will be changes to the day, this is inevitable in todays Covid 19 climate, but it is hoped that any changes will just be for this year, one example of this is in the Fur and Feather section, the Section secretaries have decided that it would be just too difficult to maintain social distancing whilst ensuring the wellbeing of the entries, so for 2021 this will not run, although right now the show team are working up plans to ensure all still get to see examples of fur and feather on the day.

Chief Executive David Tite said “ We are so pleased to be in a position to plan for this years Show, holding the event over two days will really help us to run a safe and exciting day for the visitors, exhibitors and tradestands alike, for many this will be the first foray out in over 15 months so please be assured your safety is our number one aim, this year will be different to our usual show this is unavoidable, we realise that everyone has had an extremely difficult year and in recognition of this we have also reduced the ticket prices for our guests, we are working hard to bring you an event that continues to deliver great value for money for all the family and I can’t wait to welcome you all to the site in July!”

There will be a return of the crowds favourite Heavy Horse classes sponsored by Smailes Goldie Group and the entire equine community will also be well represented throughout both days of the Show with a packed Woolley & Parks Main Ring timetable ranging from the Local Ridden Ponies to the Hunting Scurry Show Jumping class sponsored by local accountants, Jackson Robson Licence. Another crowd favourite the Dog Show, organised by and in aid of Ryedale Dog Rescue, will also be running over both days with such a wide range of fun classes on offer there is bound to be one just right for your best friend.

As well as the wealth of equine expertise that visitors have come to associate with the Driffield Show the Woolley & Parks Main Ring will also feature entertainment from the amazing Bolddog Lings Motocross Display Team who will be thrilling visitors with their death defying stunts.   As well as Main Ring events the Great Driffield Radio Activity Arena will also boast a packed timetable, this year there will be appearances from  Yorkshire Owl Adventures, breath taking stunts from Dangerous Steve, and feats of strength from the Mighty Smith. plus more still to be confirmed.

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