KEIGHLEY & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW
due to be held on Saturday 5th September 2020
has unfortunately had to be cancelled
due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
As we are one of the last Shows to be held in the annual Agricultural Show calendar, we were hoping to be able to hold our Show as usual. However, it has become increasingly clear that staging an event which follows the Government advice and abides by whatever restrictions will be in place at that time, is going to be extremely difficult. Furthermore, the safety, health and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, members, volunteers and other supporters is paramount.
Whilst the Government’s plan from May into early July has been set out, the way forward for the following 6 - 8 weeks in the run up to show day is not as clear as we had hoped it would be by this stage. Even if there is more easing of restrictions over the summer, we would not have sufficient time to stage the show at such short notice.
As a registered charity, we also have an obligation to protect the Society financially and under the current circumstances cannot risk spending money to stage an event when our main source of income to offset the costs comes from people attending, exhibiting, sponsoring and supporting us on show day.
We shall not be seeking sponsorships etc for the 2020 show from our regular supporters, but we do have an online donation link if anyone would like to make a contribution, however small, to help offset the costs already incurred earlier in the year.
(The full press release can be downloaded below)
We send our good wishes to all our supporters; hope everyone stays safe
in the weeks and months ahead; and look forward to seeing you on:
SATURDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2021
If you want to be placed on the mailing list for information about any aspect of the
2021 Show, please send us your details and area of interest via our Contact Page.
We would like to thank all sponsors, members, exhibitors, and other supporters for their continued help and support, as without their contribution, we would not have a Show to present for the public’s enjoyment. Also a big thank you to all those who give up their time throughout the year to put together all the arrangements for the Show, and to those who spend a week setting up the show field and clearing up afterwards!
Enquiries about the Show can be directed via the
appropriate page of this website or via the Contact page
After the devasting floods in many parts of the country, the Shrewsbury & West Midlands Agricultural Society, (a registered charity such as ourselves) which organizes the Shropshire County Show at the the West Mid Showground, has put out an appeal to help them raise money to restore the Showground in time for this year's Show. We are happy to provide this link if anyone feels they would like to contribute:-