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Horbury Show returns ‘bigger and better’ than ever to revive Wakefield after two years of delays 

 The highlight of the Wakefield festival calendar the great Horbury Show returns to revive the district after a difficult couple of years due to the pandemic. 

Organisers were ‘devastated’ at being forced to cancel the show two years running in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19 because they know how much it meant to the community. 

But The Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix who run the show, expect to see 5,000 people flock to Carr Lodge Park in Wakefield once again. 

Organiser John Faulkner said: “We’re hoping this year will be bigger and better than ever before as we know how much people across the district have missed the show. 

“The show which is in it’s 24th year will be full of traditional delights as well as modern touches as we want to provide some thing for everyone. 

“Us Rotarians aren’t getting any younger and we would love for people to support us with the event which raises vital funds for community groups across the area. 

“It’s not only an amazing event for visitors on the day but it is a real community effort celebrating the best local talent.

“We would encourage visitors to walk to the event but there is free parking for people travelling from afar.”

There’ll be everything from a traditional dog show to a Prosecco bar and plenty of free family activities for this ultimate free day out. 

Visitors can watch flypast from a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane  fighter, performances by Westgate cheerleaders and meet Birds of Prey on display.  

“There’ll also be fairground attractions, a real ale bar, traditional Punch and Judy Shows and vintage classic cars. 

“There really is something for everyone,” said Mr Faulkner. 

This year the Horbury Show is being organised with the help of Edgeland Arts who will also be putting on a community Platinum Parade. 

Edgeland Arts’ Charlie Wells, said: “Edgelands Arts are working with local people to create a visual storyboard parade which tells the history of Horbury in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Local schools, community groups and members of the public are taking part in workshops leading up to the Show.”

The show which will be held on Sunday 26th June 2022 – 11 am to 4.30 pm at Carr Lodge Park, and the organisers are looking for stall holders and volunteers who wish to help their community to get involved. 

“Any money raised will help to fund the work of the Rotary in which we support local people, community groups and charities. 

“Horbury & Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club is not a commercial organisation, we don’t have funds of our own and therefore could not run the Show without the help and financial assistance of our sponsors and supporters – but most importantly the public who turn up on the day,” added Mr Faulkner.

It is the 38th year in which the Show and its predecessor, the Midgley Show, has taken place here in the centre of Horbury.

The Show regularly attracts several thousand people from Wakefield, Horbury, Ossett, Netherton and surrounding districts. 

Entrance is free to all visitors but donations and all the profits the Rotary Club makes from the Show are paid into their Charitable Trust Fund to be used mainly for local charitable causes.

To find out more or to get involved with the show, go to: https://www.horburyshow.co.uk

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