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Bishop Wilton Show celebrates major landmark this Saturday

Checking out the produce at last year's show.
Checking out the produce at last year's show.

The ever popular Bishop Wilton Show celebrates a major milestone this year – its 120th anniversary.

Over the years the show has developed into a top attraction and once again is being held, with the kind permission of the Stringer family, at the wonderful site at the top of Garrowby Hill ( post code YO42 1TD).

This year's Bishop Wilton Show takes place on Saturday 21 July.

This year's Bishop Wilton Show takes place on Saturday 21 July.

The event takes place on Saturday 21 July, starting at around 8am. Entries for all the classes must be registered and in the tents by 10am.

The horticultural tent has more than 100 classes, varying from flower arrangements to a half bale of meadow hay.

The children’s tent also has plenty of classes so youngsters can join in the fun.

Attractions include children’s sports, a fun dog show, stunt bike riding, horse classes, tug of war, vintage car display and display of photos from the previous 119 shows.

A spokesman for the event said: “There are horticultural and WI tents where you can have a go at entering a number of interesting classes. Cookery and craft classes, including photography, mean there is something for everyone. It includes a ‘show recipe’. The ingredients and method are included in the schedule, with all entries using the same recipe. The end results should be quite intriguing – definitely a variation on a theme!

“The schedule for the classes and more information can be accessed online at www.bishopwiltonshow.com.

“Once you have decided the classes you are going to enter in the rural crafts, cookery and horticulture, why not think about entering the Wolds Half Marathon which starts and finishes on the showground?”