Everything set for a great Halifax Show this weekend

Trade stand secretary Walter White (left) and Halifax Agricultural Show chairman Malcolm Green and showground manager Andrew Aldridge (background) preparing for the Halifax Agricultural Show on Savile Park.
Trade stand secretary Walter White (left) and Halifax Agricultural Show chairman Malcolm Green and showground manager Andrew Aldridge (background) preparing for the Halifax Agricultural Show on Savile Park.

There will be plenty of squawking , baaing and other farmyard sounds filling the air when Halifax Agricultural Show takes place on Saturday

The traditional show will bring creatures great and small to Savile Park Moor from 9.30am.

Organisers have been busy for weeks setting up at the showground and getting ready for a jam-packed show.

Show chairman Malcolm Green said: “The weather forecase looks good and everything has been runnign to plan.

“Everything is looking very, very good.”

The show is now in its 88th year and this year’s event has a line-up brimming with activities, attractions and entertainment.

Last year’s attendance was up on the year before, at between 10,000 to 12,000 compared to 8,000. Organisers are hoping their impressive list of attractions will draw in even more people this year.

They include music from the Gas Light Jazz Band and a farmers market stocked with an array of tasty treats from across the region.

A Punch and Judy show, fun fair, bouncey slide and children’s entertainer will keep yougnsters busy, while there will be a flight simulator abd rodeo bull for more adventuours-types.

Organisers say Halifax Agricultural Show attracts some of the best examples of cattle in the country.

And there will be plenty of other animal classes to see, from pigs, goats and sheep to horses, rabbits, cavies, mice, poultry and bees.

Creative talents will be on show in the handicrafts section while there are sure to be soem beautiful blooms in the hortuclutral classes.

Other attractions include police dogs and horses, a birds of prey flying display, vintage tractors, Bernese carting dogs, heavy horses, a steam wagon, wood turning, vintage cars and motorcyles and a dog and duck show.

Tickets for the show are £7 for adults in advance or £8 on the gate and £3.50 in advance or£4 on the gate for children and other concessions. Family tickets for two adults and three children are available for £20 in advance or £22 on the gate.