A slightly different Bishop Wilton Show will take place on Saturday 21 July, the 114th show that the village has seen since it started as a small flower show in 1897.
Disappointingly for many of the events visitors, it has been decided by the organisers that the main show field is too wet to use due to the unseasonable weather which also saw the recent unfortunate cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show.
Despite this cruel ‘summer’, some events have been able to remain. The Wolds Half Marathon will still take place as planned, and some of the children’s show classes will be relocated to Bishop Wilton Hall, including the traditional categories of handwriting, model-making, and art. Judging commences at 11am.
There is limited parking at the new eco-friendly, multi-purpose community hall due to a cricket match scheduled for the same day, so it’s recommended that visitors park in the village and arrive at the hall on foot.
The Morley Exotic Animal Rescue team will be a popular attraction at the show this year, bringing with them meerkats, spiders (I know which of those I’d prefer to see) and a host of different reptiles.
The organisers aim to keep the show as traditional as possible, usually with judged classes for rural crafts and interests such as flowers, produce, and the WI handicrafts and cookery categories. The Bishop Wilton Show Committee “would like to thank all our supporters of the show and hope that next year will be drier”.
Next year’s event will happen on 20 July, weather permitting!