ONE of the largest day-shows in the country is celebrating its 160th anniversary with what promises to be the best year ever.

Stokesley Agricultural Show is an intrinsic feature of North Yorkshire, and every year some 20,000 visitors flock to the Show, with more than 5,000 entries throughout the showground.

Make a date in your diary for Saturday, September 21, to come along and take part in lots of exciting activities. In a bumper year, there will be more than 140 trade stands and 70 craft stands.

In recognition of this momentous year, competitors can win special rosettes, and there will be trophies for the children taking part.

We are delighted this year to welcome Mr John Seymour JP as our President. John is a local farmer and someone who has supported Stokesley Show all his life. He will be touring the showground throughout the day and will present the trophies in the Grand Parade at 3pm.

Whilst agriculture is at the heart of the Show, there is something for everyone: entertainment, shopping, demonstrations and competitions taking place throughout the showground.

The main ring will host the Atkinson Action Horses – breath-taking Horsemanship with wonderful artistry and daredevil display - a must for all to see.

You’ll be amazed by the 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team, who will perform throughout the day and are eager to meet and greet the public, and answer any questions.

In the Country Pursuits area, Ryan Kay will be carrying out Gundog demonstrations, and an entertaining show, the likes you of which you won’t have seen before - Simon Whitehead's Pakefield Ferrets. 

Come and enjoy a demonstration by Birds of Prey, who do a wonderful job of keeping these birds safe, and help to nurture and return those rescued to the countryside.

Julia's Alpacas will delight young and not so young, and, new for 2019, we welcome Cleveland Carving Club - live carving of wood to create some amazing unique pieces on the day.

The Band Stand will ring out with the tuneful sound of the North Skelton Band, and with plenty of seating all around, is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the music.

Also for the first time this year, Knowles Dairy are displaying their educational and entertaining vintage dairy, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

With so much going on, you can’t afford to miss this year’s Stokesley Show.

Full details and entry forms are available online, or phone for a schedule on 01845 587158


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