Kilnsey Show 2013 - Tuesday 27th August
The Dales' foremost agricultural show with dry stone walling, produce, handicrafts, horticulture, equestrian events, fell races and harness racing.
Food, refreshments and amusements for all the family.
Please note that no dogs other than guide dogs or competitive sheep dogs are allowed on any part of the show field .
You can have a splendid day at Kilnsey Show. Held every year on the Tuesday after August Bank Holiday against the magnificent backdrop of Kilnsey Crag, the show has been a showcase for the Dales farming community for over a hundred years. It is one of the larger agricultural shows in the North of England and it attracts visitors from throughout the Dales and way beyond. Entry classes cater for a wide range of sheep and cattle breeds, and the show provides an excellent opportunity for those unfamiliar with hill farming to find out about the skills and problems of the hill farmer and to trace their food from field to plate. Discover Real Food & Farming at the 2010 Kilnsey Show in the Yorkshire Dales.
There's more than just livestock and the usual range of produce, craft and trade stands. Horse riding events, sheep dog trials and vintage tractor displays amongst other attractions ensure there is interest for all types of visitor. By mid afternoon when these events are over, the show catches second wind and moves into its sports programme where interest centres mainly but not exclusively on fell racing, a traditional sport which Kilnsey has done much to sustain. After this, at around 4.30pm comes harness racing, giving the chance for many visitors to see for the first time an exciting brand of horse racing which adds colour and drama to the final stages of the show and also offers the opportunity to win a few pounds.
It's a very full day's activity which opens to visitors at 9.00am and goes on till 7.00pm with plenty of food, drink and bargains at over 100 trade stalls. More than this, it is the best place to see the working face of the Dales and get some idea of what hill farming is all about while at the same time having a first class day out.
Admission to the showground is £10 for adults, £2 for children 16 and below and for those under 5's FREE.
Parking on the showground is £15 at the main gate, entrance A, and £5 at Conistone Bridge, entrance C. Off the showground parking is FREE.
If you have any queries, contact:
Mrs Kathy Lambert (Secretary)
Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society
PO Box 3, Grassington
Skipton BD23 5UQ
Tel/Fax: 01756 753259
The Yorkshire Dales
Real Food And Farming Ltd