- Limited amount of Reeth Show Centenary Bone China Mugs are still for sale
Reeth Show is
a traditional Dales Agricultural Show and has always
been a great family day out in the
beautiful Dale of Swaledale.
There will be the popular horse classes,
and rabbit show,
walling competition open to all entrants on the day, vintage tractors
vintage bikes on display from all eras.This year there
will be a new section for
What To See
Show is a traditional Yorkshire Dales agricultural show held every year
for one day at the end of August in the picturesque surroundings of
Swaledale. It boasts a great selection of trade and entertainment
stands for all the family, from candyfloss and bouncy castles to
tractors and a licensed bar. The show gets underway when Reeth
Brass Band parade through the village, headed by the Show
Committee and Judges, to finish in the showground where the band
entertain the crowds for the day.
The show's largest marquee contains the hugely well attended
horticulture and produce classes as well as walking
handicrafts, handwriting, paintings
and photography competitions.
Other marquees hold the popular poultry classes
and an array of gifts and craft
stalls. Around the show field trade stands from the Dales
and around the county offer plenty of opportunity for purchasing
something original from rural crafts to excellent food.
The main show ring hosts large numbers of the customary horse
and pony classes throughout the day including the more
colourful categories of Open
Driving Competition and Mounted
Fancy Dress. Every year this main show ring also hosts a
special feature. Elsewhere in the show field the sheep section
showcases the best quality sheep breeds in the Dale, next to which
there is a display of vintage
tractors competing for best in show and during the day open
quoits and dry
stone walling competitions take place.
One of the main events of the day is the fell
racing competition. The race traditionally goes up
Fremington Edge overlooking the show field. The competitors are part of
the British Open Fell Runners Association with races for all classes.
Each year a prize is offered for breaking the course record.