Messingham Show is back on Sunday 4 June 2017.
This year’s 112th Show sees the return of the successful Lamb National sheep racing.
And we have a brand-new layout to cater for the growing visitors of up to 7,000 people. We’re hoping just like last year thousands of people can enjoy ‘fun in the sun’.
For safety reasons to ensure separation of horses from those visiting the show, a new layout has been created. We’ve also a dedicated ring to provide more opportunities for displays from local groups.
The horse parts include British show jumping, gymkhana games and mounted fancy dress featured in our Show schedule. All of which can be viewed from a free to enter grandstand, introduced last year.
Other attractions include family fun fairs, inflatables, food court, picnic area, beer tent, Punch and Judy, and craft tent. Live music is provided by the Barnetby Silver Band and Ancholme River Jazz Band. There will be a wide variety of trade stands for visitors to enjoy. Plus also Humberside’s rescue services, classic cars and vehicles from the armed forces.
Like previous years FREE public parking will be available in the adjacent field.
We’re introducing a family ticket for two adults and up to three children costing £15 – saving up to £3. This year’s show entry will increase by £1- with £6 for adults and £3 for school children / concessions.
The Show admission has been frozen for the last three years and it needs to rise to recover the Show’s costs of up to £20,000 plus.
Messingham Show secretary Stephen Coulman said:
“Last year’s Show was one of the best ever attended. My highlight was watching the Lamb National and children getting involved in the event. It’s a great family day out with plenty of things to keep everyone entertained.
“For safety reasons because of its growing popularity we’ve decided to make some changes to the layout. This means we’ll have less show jumping and horse displays than previously. We know this is a disappointment to those who come year after year but we’ll review the new layout and if it works, we’ll look at re-instating the horse element next year.
“We have to strike a balance between our priority public safety and more activities to meet the growing visitor needs. I’m excited and looking forward to welcoming everyone on the 4 June and hoping for another fun day in the sun!”