Entries at the ready for this year’s Mirfield Show

The busy scene at Mirfield Show.
The busy scene at Mirfield Show.

The competitions and classes for this year’s Mirfield Show are now open for registration.

People are being invited to take part and help make Mirfield Show 2015 a fun-filled family day.

Rose Everitt 4 meets up with a Jersdey calf at Mirfield Show.

Rose Everitt 4 meets up with a Jersdey calf at Mirfield Show.

The organisers have introduced some new competitions and classes and the winners will be declared at this year’s event on Sunday, August 23 at the Mirfield Showground in Huddersfield Road..

If you are handy with a sewing machine, needle and thread, why not enter the new handicraft bunting competition? Your bunting needs to be 1.5m in length but the rest is up to you and your imagination.

If you enjoy baking there are new classes in the baking tent including a British favourite where judges are looking for the best Victoria sponge. Plus keeping with the Yorkshire theme, they want to discover the tastiest Yorkshire parkin.

For those with green fingers, then there is a brand new class in the fruit and vegetable competition ‘Grow and Cook’ where organisers want people to use produce they have grown in their own dishes. There are prizes for both children and adults in this new competition.

Cathryn Williams,Manager of the Donkey Sanctuary,Leeds, with Andre (left) and Doodles on display at Mirfield Show.

Cathryn Williams,Manager of the Donkey Sanctuary,Leeds, with Andre (left) and Doodles on display at Mirfield Show.

Many show favourites are also returning. This year’s bonnie baby show has some great prizes with a family photoshoot and portrait from Nest Photography for the winners. The horse and pony show will once again be taking place in the main ring at 9am on show day.

Animal lovers can enter their pet in the fun dog show with competitions such as the waggiest tail. There are also the traditional baking, fruit, flower and vegetable classes taking place.

Do you and your friends have what it takes to be the Mirfield Show tug-o-war champions?

Louise Hardy, Head of Competitions said: “We are pleased to announce a wide range of competitions for this year’s Mirfield Show and hope to attract a record number of entries.

Katrina Auty of Scissett Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue with a twelve weeks old snowy owl at Mirfield Show.

Katrina Auty of Scissett Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue with a twelve weeks old snowy owl at Mirfield Show.

“To make it even easier to enter the baking, fruit and vegetable, domestic, children’s and handicraft competitions are now all free to enter.”

For a full list of competitions and classes visit www.mirfieldshow.com or pick up a schedule from Ramsden’s Butchers in Mirfield town centre.

For domestic and children’s classes entries can be made by post to: Louise Hardy Head of Competitions, Braemar 6 Child Lane, Roberttown, Liversedge, WF15 7LZ. Postal entries must be received by August 14.