THE annual Rosedale Show is set to take place on Saturday.

The show, which has been run since 1871 by the Rosedale and District Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society, will be held on the Milburn Arms Field at Rosedale Abbey, and will be open from 9am.

In addition to the various livestock classes, showjumping, produce, vintage tractors and sculptures, there will be fox hound and terrier shows, gundogs, terrier races, gymkhana, and, as last year, music from the Malton White Star brass band and the popular band Railroad Hobos.


New show secretary Allan Pennock said they have had entries from across Yorkshire, including Bradford and Leeds.

“The interest is far and wide - it’s pleasing to see,” he said.

Mr Pennock, who grew up in Rosedale and returned to the area following retirement from the steel working industry, stepped into the show secretary position following the difficulties last year which saw the show organised with no-one in the role.

“There’s a huge amount of work that goes on behind these shows,” he said. “It’s been good fun and an opportunity to give something back to the village that gave me so much as a kid.”

Refreshments - including a beer tent which wasn’t there last year - will be available on the showfield and in the village.

Admission is £5 for adults, £4 for senior citizens, £3 for children, with under fives going free.