Organisers Hope for big turnout at popular show

Hope Show......Heavy Horses
Hope Show......Heavy Horses
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Sheep dog trials, animal parades, horses, gun dogs and classic cars are just some of the attractions at this year’s Hope Show.

The annual event –which dates back 160 years – will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26.

Hope Show.........

Hope Show.........

The aim of the Peak District show, which is run by a dedicated army of volunteers, is to teach others about agriculture and the rural way of life.

The event also raises money for local societies and charities.

Ginny Priestley, show secretary, said: “There is something for everyone.

“Hope Show is a great day out.

“This year’s main ring attraction is Blazing Saddles, a unique group of experienced athletes and horsemen who perform amazing stunts on horseback.”

This year, farmers will be battling it out to get their sheep and cattle into the grand parade which takes place in the main ring.

Sheep shearing, vintage tractors and engines, a horticultural tent, arts, crafts and trade stands will also feature.

For the children, attractions include face-painting, archery, a circus workshop and a traditional Punch and Judy show.

And for hungry visitors, refreshments range from fast food to sandwiches made from locally-reared pork, waffles and ice cream or tea and home made cakes.

The show gates will open at 8am and the grand parade is at 3pm.

Tickets cost £9 for adults, £6 for concessions and £3 for children aged five to 16 – under-fives go free. Advance family tickets are priced £20.

n For further details and tickets, visit Hope Show