THE produce and handicraft section saw record entries with more people showing their talents.

In the children’s tent there was a wide display from unusual fruit and veg model to a “meal in a wheelbarrow”.

Secretary Janice Wilson said: “We have a bigger area than every this year and have introduced a number of new attractions, including face painting.

“We have 480 entries which is more than last year and a lot of entries in the handwriting section, which is helped by the schools.

“It is very good that young people seem so keen to get involved and the standard is so good.”

The Women’s Institute tent also saw a record number of entries, including two new groups.

Secretary Margaret Smith said: “The judges commented on the high standard of entries, it has been a really good year. We have friendship bouquets which we will be giving out later and baby bonnets which will be donated to the maternity unit at Scarborough Hospital.”

The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association also had a good turn-out.

Secretary Emma Smith said four branches were represented.

“We have the Thirsk Yarnbombers who are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and stitching for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance,” she said.

Judging in the Fur and Feather tent was Dennis Bulmer, from Saltburn.

“The standard of entries has been very good with some excellent entries,” he said.

“I have been judging for over 40 years and go to shows across the country, including London and the Royal Welsh.

“I love meeting people and the social side of the shows as well as judging the rabbits themselves.”

The dog show saw a record number of entries with 367 dogs.

Secretary Carol Welsh said: “We have changed to the group system this year and have introduced some extra breeds as well, The dog show is certainly getting more popular year on year.”