Biggest ever Tockwith Show

2 August 2012

It’s the first time it’s ever been held on a Sunday but organisers of Tockwith Show are hoping the move and a string of new attractions will help make this year’s event the most successful ever.

Freestyle mountain bike stunt team Savage Skills will be performing throughout the day in the main ring and there will also be an area where visitors can have a go themselves and learn from the experts.

The 67th annual show will have the largest ever farmers’ market featuring local produce. Food prices are capped to ensure it’s an affordable day out for visitors and Harrogate brewer Daleside will be launching a special Tockwith Show lager on the day.

One of the most popular classes, the Fur and Feather section, has been extended this year with new stewards in charge and the move to a Sunday has given the organisers an opportunity to dedicate Saturday to putting on dressage classes on the show field.

Tockwith show chairman Sam Blacker said he hoped crowds would turn out to support the event, which regularly attracts around 10,000 visitors.


Chairman Sam Blacker added:

We want this to be a great community event and something that the whole family can enjoy and that was one of the reasons for moving it to a Sunday, which is now the day most families spend together.


The move to a Sunday means the show will host its own church service, led by the Bishop of Knaresborough the Right Rev James Bell.

The event is on August 5 at Tockwith and District Showground on Cattal Moor Lane. Ticket prices have been frozen this year at £7.50 for adults, with children under 16 free, free car parking and the price of refreshments is capped to make sure the show is an affordable family day out.

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