Thousands expected at South Yorkshire agricultural show

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Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to a South Yorkshire market town for one of the UK’s largest agricultural shows.

The 143rd Penistone Show will take place on Saturday, September 12, with sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, horses and cattle set to be entered into hundreds of classes to compete for the coveted title of ‘best in show’.

Show jumping, live music, dog shows, arts and crafts events and vintage vehicle displays are among the other activities planned.

More than 200 trade stands, artisan craft, food and drink suppliers plus charity stalls will also add to the event.

Organisers expect the beer tent to prove popular.

Show manager Nicholas Hoyland said: “Penistone Show is an established part of Yorkshire’s rural calendar and we usually attract around 18,000 people a year depending on the weather, many coming back year after year.”

Penistone’s Show’s record crowd was 28,000 in 2012.

The show is organised by volunteers from the community who plan the event all year-round and up to 250 others help on the day.