Show Day Attractions

Mirfield Show Attractions

Mirfield Show has for many years brought you some of the biggest and most entertaining showground and main ring attractions that you probably have not seen locally before – and 2016 plans to keep with this tradition.

Past year’s attractions have included the lamb national, aerial gymnastics, helicopters, parachutists, bmx trial bike displays, dog displays, llama agility, duck herding, racing terriers, large-scale gymnastics, birds of prey, dancers, children’s rides, silver bands, play-beaches, alpacas, archery, motorbikes, truck-racing, laser battles, climbing walls, silver bands, bouncy castles, fire-engines, prison dogs, ride-on-steam trains, trampolines, mini-farmyard, jazz bands, puppet shows, martial art displays, roman re-enactments, plus many more – and this doesn’t include the hundreds of competitions.


Show Day Attractions 2017

This year Mirfield Show welcomed not one, but two headline acts to entertain the crowds – and something extra special.

The first is the Band of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service – Yorkshire’s premier ‘Military Style’ concert band based just around the corner in Birkenshaw. Having previously played high profile events including for the Queen and members of the Royal Family as well as events all over the world. We are delighted they will be playing at this year’s Mirfield Show. The band proudly represents one of the national emergency services and boast over 30 musicians from all walks of life. The band’s chairman Kevin Fisher MBE is a former Station Commander at Mirfield Fire Station.

The second is Pedal Power vs. Parkour – the only show of its kind in the UK. The display combines the incredible skill, balance and power of a trial rider with the finesse of a gymnast and parkour athlete. Both athletes will be putting it all on the line in an attempt to become the crowds’ favourite! Both athletes will perform all the latest tricks you have only ever seen on the internet, pushing the limits of what’s physically possible. This all-out stunt show is an exciting, heart-stopping performance that is sure to impress all ages.

Also in the main arena there was the Horse & Pony Show, the ATC Marching Band, our Guest Opener, the Katie Philpott Dancers, the Children’s Fancy Dress Competition, the Sarah Sutton Dancers, the Children’s Races and the ever-popular Mirfield Show Tug-of-War, plus a few surprises.

Plus even more around the showground there is an Under 5s Soft Play Area, Yorkshire Regiment Shooting, Kirklees Youth Van, Shoufukan Japanese Arts, Owl Display, Mirfield Fire Engine, Donkey Rides, Bee Display & Skep Making, Dry Stone Walling, Children’s Rides, Budokai Martial Arts, Archery, Yorkshire Police Display, Jersey & Highland Cattle, Pinxton Puppets, Baby Changing Facilities, Family Yorkshire Games, Bouncy Castles & Slides, Army Cadets,Ferret Racing, Grange Moor Brass Band, Steam Loco, Mini Farm Yard, Wise Old Owl, Birds Of Prey Display, Walking Stick Demo, plus much more.

And there are over 60 trade stands and craft stalls around the showground – from artisan foods to Yorkshire handicrafts and from local businesses to charity fundraising – plus there was our usual food court, picnic area and beer tent.

There are also thousands of exhibits in hundreds of classes covering competitions such as our Horse & Pony Show, our Fun Dog Show, the Flower and Vegetable Show, the Rabbit, Pigeon, Poultry & Egg Show, our Domestic, Baking, Craft & Children’s Show – and the ever popular family favourites of Build-A-Scarecrow and Tug-of-War.

Returning to the show after last year’s success is the Mirf’Fest Music Stage. Eight amazing acts will be performing live.


Timetable of Events 2017

07:30 Domestic and Children’s Exhibits Open Marquee
07:30        Flower & Vegetable Exhibit Entries Open Marquee & Info
08:30 Showground Gates Open   
08:30 Horse & Pony Show Starts Main Ring
10:00 Exhibit Judging Begins Marquee
10:30 Stalls & Attractions Open  
11:00 Rockwood Pony Club Display Main Ring
11:00 Music Stage Open  
11:30 Welly Wanging School Grounds
11:45 ATC Marching Band Main Ring
12:00 Welcome Speech Main Ring
12:00 Fun Dog Show Begins School Grounds
12:00 Mini Olympics School Grounds
12:15 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Band Main Ring
12:45 Katie Philpott Dancers Main Ring
13:00 Children’s Fancy Dress Competition Main Ring
13:15       Pedal Power vs Parkour Main Ring
13:45 Tug-of-War Semis  Main Ring
14:00 Domestic, Flower & Veg Presentations  Marquee
14:20 Hula Hoop Competition School Grounds
14:15 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Band Main Ring
14:30 Banana Eating Competition School Grounds
14:30 Baby Show Top Hat
14:45 Sutton School of Performing Arts Main Ring
15:00 Fancy Dress Pooch Parade Main Ring
15:30 Pedal Power vs Parkour Main Ring
16:00 ATC Marching Band Main Ring
16:00 Marquee Closes Marquee
16:10 Tug of War Finals Main Ring
16:30 Closing Speech Main Ring
16:30 Showground Closes  
16:30 Clear Up Begins – All Welcome To Join In.  


Have Entertainment or an Attraction ?

Mirfield Show is renowned for its large and impressive main ring attractions, and the 2016 show will be no exception as the team strives to bring something unique that visitors have probably not seen locally before. We like to have a strong mix of the spectacular and the agricultural/animal based attractions, with most in two 20 minute slots at either side of the afternoon to keep the interest flowing

We also like to have a strong mix of attractions across the showground for all ages and the whole family – young children, teenagers, adults – and if they are free for the public to use, so much the better. We do not like to repeat types of displays and acts from the previous year, keeping each year different from the previous. We have a limited budget to pay for professional attractions, but are also keen to hear from local organisations with something to offer.

So if you have an entertaining, agricultural or interactive attraction that you believe fits our criteria and may be of interest to us, please feel free to contact the Mirfield Show Attractions Manager at or via the Contact Us Page.


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