Festival fun set to keep thousands entertained

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It’s the final countdown – to a weekend of fun for tens of thousands of people.

Rotherham Show, which has been running for 34 years, returns to Clifton Park this Saturday and Sunday.

The show – which is organised by Rotherham Council – includes all the old favourites such as the vintage vehicle rally, horticultural show, the main arena and the Rotherham Diversity Festival Stage.

Sponsorship for the show is coming from Dearne Valley College and Rotherham College of Arts and Technology.

The main arena, once again hosted by Rother FM, will be bringing a wealth of action to the showground, including the Jez Avery Stunt Show and the Company of Horsemen.

Musical entertainment involves a folk festival on Saturday and jazz on Sunday.

For those who prefer the sound of classic brass bands, Rotherham Town, Maltby Miners’ Welfare, Thurcroft Welfare and Dinnington Colliery will be performing on the bandstand on Sunday.

There is also all the fun of the fair to be had, as well as friendly competition at the horticultural show.

In the Rotherham Diversity Festival area, there will be arts and crafts displays, and live performances.

On Sunday, the show’s traditional vintage vehicle rally will include over 100 cars as well as classic motorcycles.

Rotherham Council leader Coun Roger Stone said: “Clifton Park has held almost every Rotherham Show since the very first one in 1979.

“The show is a real family favourite and something for Rotherham to be genuinely proud of.

“It’s two great days out in safe surroundings where there’s something to do around every corner.

“Everything is in place and ready and the park looks fantastic. Hopefully, we’ll be welcoming record numbers to keep Rotherham Show one of the best events in the country.”