Show is looking for ‘hero’ to open this year’s event

Mirfield Show
Mirfield Show

Organisers of the Mirfield Show are looking for a local hero to open this year’s event.

As preparations are made for the show, now in its 21st year, the team are looking for someone who deserves recognition for the work they do in the town or area to play a leading role.

Show chairwoman Karen Bullivant said: “Mirfield Show is a great family day out and provides the opportunity to show the wide range of talents and skills we have in Mirfield and Yorkshire, from the bands and musicians that will be performing, to the local designers and artists in the Made in Yorkshire craft tent, and all the excellent competition entries in the baking, gardening and handicraft classes.

“With so much variety, I encourage everyone to take a look at our website and see if there is a competition or class that fits for you.”

This year’s event will also include more than 40 categories in its flower and vegetable competition.

Head of competitions Louise Hardy says: “This year’s show hopes to attract more entrants than ever before.

“The competitions tent is always a popular spot for any visitor to the show – it’s a great place for gardeners in the local community to showcase their talents proudly.

“We encourage all ages to get involved.”

A spokeswoman for the show said: “With spring officially in the air, those with green fingers will be thinking about what to plant in your greenhouse and garden.

“We are appealing to all those budding exhibitors of all ages and abilities to enter our Flower and Vegetable Show, a favourite of all those who attend the show.

“With over 40 different categories, there is bound to be something suitable for every budding grower out there.

“From runner beans and roses, through to shallots or sweet peas, check out the website or pop into Ramsdens Butchers for a comprehensive list of the categories on offer.”

The application period to hold a stall is now closed.

Organisers said sponsorship packages are still available, starting at £150. Contact for more information.

Tickets are £3.50 in advance or £5 on the day and anyone under 16 can enter for free.

Around 12,000 people attended last year’s show and organisers hope to match that this year with a range of new attractions that will be announced in the coming months.

If you would like to recommend someone to open the show visit or the show’s Facebook page.