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
Details about booking show day attractions for the next event will be posted here closer to the time.
Show Day Attractions 2016
This year Mirfield Show welcomed not one, but two headline acts to entertain the crowds – and something extra special.
Sponsored by : Stockeld Park, Wetherby – The first is the Parachute Regiment Freefall Team ‘The Red Devils’ is the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army. The team’s role is to promote both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army in support of recruitment – this is achieved by carrying out over 60 spectacular parachute displays at public events each year and by attracting positive publicity through the media. The team is currently manned by 12 serving soldiers from the The Parachute Regiment’s three full-time Battalions: 1, 2 & 3 PARA. Every member of the team has served a minimum of three years in a The Parachute Regiment Battalion and has taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either: The Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and/or Iraq. Following the display the team will be available to meet spectators & to answer questions.
Sponsored by : D.M.Keith Skoda – The second is Black Rock Llamas. Watch in awe as our amazing Llamas show off their skills and show just how talented they are. Clap and cheer for your favourite as two llamas go head to head in the llama puissance to see which can jump the highest – you will be amazed! Watch two teams of super Llamas compete against each other in a fast action relay race. Cheer as members of the audience, under the supervision of trained handlers, lead their Llama through a testing obstacle course, jumping the hurdles, zig-zagging through weaving poles, ducking under limbo bars and negotiating hang-ing vines. The display is performed to music with an informative amusing commentary. Agility Racing is Unique, Quirky, Fun & Entertaining with lots of crowd participation. Between displays the Llamas will be on show in a static stand where members of the public can get up close to these friendly majestic animals.
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, Golf Range, Pinxton Puppets, Baby Changing Facilities, Family Yorkshire Games, Laser Combat Zone, Bouncy Castles & Slides, Army Cadets, 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 supported by West Yorkshire radio station The Pulse. Eight amazing acts will be performing live.
Timetable of Events 2016
|07:30||Domestic and Children’s Exhibits Open||Marquee|
|07:30||Flower & Vegetable Exhibit Entries Open & Info||Marquee|
|08:30||Showground Gates Open||Showground|
|08:30||Horse & Pony Show Starts||Main Ring|
|10:00||Exhibit Judging Begins||Marquee|
|10:30||Stalls & Attractions Open||Showground|
|10:50||Grand Horse Parade||Main Ring|
|11:00||Riding for the Disabled Association||Main Ring|
|11:30||Welly Wanging||School Grounds|
|11:45||ATC Marching Band||Main Ring|
|12:00||Pulse Music Stage Open||Bottom of Showground|
|12:00||Fun Dog Show Begins||School Grounds|
|12:00||Mini Olympics||School Grounds|
|12:00||Welcome Speech||Main Ring|
|12:10||Black Rock Llama Agility Display||Main Ring|
|12:40||Katie Philpott Dancers||Main Ring|
|13:00||Children’s Fancy Dress Competition||Main Ring|
|13:30||Red Devils Parachute Display||School Grounds|
|14:00||Domestic, Flower & Veg Presentations||Marquee|
|14:00||Tug-of-War Semis||Main Ring|
|14:20||Tripe & Chilli Eating||School Grounds|
|14:30||Banana Eating Competition||School Grounds|
|14:30||Rockwood Harriers Tribute||Main Ring|
|14:40||Sutton School of Performing Arts||Main Ring|
|15:00||Kids Race Finals & Presentations||Main Ring|
|15:00||Baby Show||School Grounds|
|15:30||Black Rock Llama Agility Display||Main Ring|
|16:00||ATC Marching Band||Main Ring|
|16:10||Tug of War Finals||Main Ring|
|16:30||Closing Speech||Main Ring|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Contact Us Page.