THIS year’s Great Harwood Agricultural Show could be the last one on the current site – before moving to a bigger venue to accommodate the growing event.
The 141st annual show will be held on Monday 26 May, the Spring Bank Holiday, at the showground on Wood Street.
This may be the last year the show is held on the traditional site, as organisers have secured a larger venue.
Entries have been growing steadily over the last few years and more space is needed to house the extra attractions.
As well as the light and heavy horses, sheep, cattle, and Ayrshire calf classes, there will be dog, poultry and rabbit shows.
New attractions this year include a demonstration of show jumping from the Spanish Riding School, with riders wearing traditional flamenco costume; archery and a training circuit from the Army; a market with fresh, traditional and ethnic foods, plants, pet supplies and crafts; a children’s craft workshop, 28-foot tall climbing wall, bouncy castle and slide; ferret racing; and fortune teller.
And next year organisers hope to increase the number of horse classes and reinstate the popular show jumping classes.
The tug-of-war competition is hoped to continue, but more teams from pubs, clubs or groups are welcome to compete for the shield.
For further information about the show, or how to enter the different classes or have a stall, log on to www.greatharwoodshow.piczo.com or contact Rona on 07962 251 588 or Carol on 886643.