6: Driffield Show - a big day out
Now approaching its 140th year, the Driffield Show combines the winning formula of celebrating the area’s agricultural heritage while also embracing new developments.
The Driffield Show continues to have something for everyone with a vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations designed to suit all ages regardless of interests.
Not complacent, each year the organisers strive to ensure that the show improves upon its successes and is proud to be one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country.
In 1854 when the Driffield Agricultural Society held the first Driffield Show, their main purpose for doing so was to educate as well as provide a meeting place for the local community.
Show organisers are always keen to ensure the general public have the opportunity to experience a traditional agricultural show with the livestock section and rural crafts, while also providing opportunities for people from all walks of life to learn something new about agricultural industries.
The Handicraft and Horticulture marquees provide many opportunities for everyone to ‘have a go’ by entering produce, crafts, vegetables and flower classes.
The rural craft demonstration area which has been included in the Show for a number of years now provides visitors with demonstrations of traditional crafts throughout the day with some providing hands on opportunities.
The Heavy Horse section also includes a demonstration area which will allow visitors to see the gentle giants of the farm at close range and watch them being prepared for the Show ring. And of course, it would not be the Driffield Show without the excellent livestock section that the Show always attracts – there can be very few greater opportunities for people from all sectors of the community to see, at such close proximity, such fine examples of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.