This will be our 29th Year on the present site, I hope you can join in and help us celebrate.
First a few words about last year and a big thank you on behalf of all the committee for everyone’s support. We again declared the Show a success with the biggest turnout ever. As well as our reputation for providing a great day out for all ages, the weather was more than kind to us. We took full advantage of the brief ‘window of opportunity’ the sun shone in what was one of the most dreadfully wet years on record. All the events were well attended and the evening saw 300 tickets sold.
Exhibits for the Horticultural and Produce Show will be accepted between 8.30am and 10.45am. It was noted and encouraging that there were new exhibitors taking part last year. If you have not had a go yet now is the time to. This year there will be 114 classes to enter. See our website for the schedule www.auckleyshow.co.uk and soon to be published in the Arrow Magazine
Web Site www.auckleyshow.co.uk There are still some out there who are not aware of our web site. We update the site regularly so keep giving us a visit when you are surfing the net and tell your friends, family and neighbours to do the same. Have you signed in to our guest book yet? We have built up a great collection of photographs, take a look.
Auckley Show 200+Club This is still going strong and there are numbers available for the monthly draw. Prizes currently stand at £100 for first £20 for second and £10 for third. It is a great way to support the Show and keep our traditional community event alive. You can find out who has been winning on our web site and for those who do not access the internet we thank Michelle at The Branton & Auckley Arrow including Finningley for publishing the winners each month. Contact any committee member if you wish to take part. It will cost you £1 per month or pay £10 for 12 months.
Trade Stands Now available to book see application form on web site or call Neil for details 01302 770818 (This area sold out last year)
Craft Marquee Now housed in a 100’ x 50’ marquee with a table and two chairs provided and free parking at a cost of £25. Download an application form or call Dave for more details 01302 770298 (This area sold out last year)
Car Boot Last year’s car boot was so popular we had to turn people away who wished to trade. Apologies if that were you; the decision was not taken lightly. We just ran out of room. In an effort to stop this happening again, this year traders will have to pre book. An application form can be obtained from our web site. £8 per pitch must be paid in advance. Enquiries for car boot can be made with Diane on 01302 770328
Fishing competition This will be held at Bank End Fisheries on Tuesday 13th August 2013. Draw for pegs 10am and fish11am to 3pm. Spectators are welcome. Last year there were 247lbs of fish caught in just 4 hours. To enter call Mandy 01302 770097
Auckley Show’s got Talent and Disco Everyone welcome, come along to the Marquee 6pm Friday 16th August. Adults £1 children £2 a ticket. The talent show is followed by a children’s disco. Parents are invited to bring their own refreshments and make this a family event. There will also be bar facilities. To enter call Mandy 01302 770097
Tug of War The traditional ‘tug of war’ will be a feature, who will beat the current shield holders ‘The Eagle and Child’? It would be nice to see a few local pubs, clubs, businesses, or even a bunch of mates have a go. First pull will be at 3.30pm on the show field with gallon of ale for the winning team plus rosettes and the ‘Annual Shield’. To enter call Neil 01302 770818
The Beer Festival; including our very own ‘Auckley Show Stopper’ ale will be on sale and supplied by the Idle Brewery at West Stockwith.
Fancy Dress Parade will set off from the village green at 12noon.The theme for 2013 is ‘A clown or comedy character’. The Armthorpe Elmfield Band will entertain throughout the afternoon. Show Jumping, Children’s sports, Mr Magic, Andy the Clown, Vocalist Vinney, duck race, classic cars, vintage tractors, displays, rides, refreshments, ice cream and much more.
The Auckley Scout Group has taken charge of refreshments in the craft marquee and will be serving home made cakes, buns, scones, tea and coffee.
Fun Dog Show Building on last years success committee member Cheryl will be taking entries for this exceptionally popular event. Details of how to enter are on the web site. Or contact Cheryl on 01302 773019
Best Garden competition This will be judged from the kerbside to the front aspect of your garden, this will allow judging to take place without entering your property. To enter call Mandy 01302 770097
Tombola Appeal Our Tombola and Raffle is desperate for donations if we are to maintain our reputation as probably the best and biggest in Yorkshire. I don’t mind collecting, please call Neil 01302 770818.
Free Parking Please keep the village streets clear and take advantage of the free parking. Our very good friends, the cadets of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron Air Training Corp, will be taking command of logistics to ensure you have a smooth, safe, entry and exit to the showground.
Chairman Auckley Show