Malton Show 2017
Posted on 26th June 2017 at 17:08
Now in its 131st year, Malton Show will soon be upon us!
This year’s date is Sunday 2nd July at Scampston Park, near Malton.
Malton Show is on a more modest scale than the larger agricultural summer shows that take place in the area.
Often called ‘the friendly one’, Malton Show is a firm favourite and certainly attracts the crowds.
The show includes cattle, sheep and goats; the fascinating fur and feather section; show jumping; a miniature railway; sheep dog trials; craft tent; a horticulture section; farm machinery; heavy horses; trade stands; food stands and a public bar. You can take the dog too!
This year’s chosen charity is the League of Friends, now celebrating 40 years of raising funds for Malton Hospital.
Malton Show has experienced good weather over the last few years, and if the sun shines, remember to take the sun cream, as Scampston is a real suntrap and the temperatures can soar.
Tickets prices are £10 for adults, £8 for over 65s, kids aged 11 to 18 cost £5 while under-11s go free.
If you decide to take your car, parking is free. However, Station Taxis can also take you from A to B on what will be a busy day on the roads. Give us a call on 01653 696969.
Did you know …
• In 1874, the show was held at Orchard Fields in Malton, the year from which the event became known as Malton Show.
• Reverend C Peach was the very first president, and after his death in 1886, he was described at the Father of Malton Show.
• Malton Show was cancelled during the two World Wars. Livestock classes were also cancelled during foot and mouth disease outbreaks.
• The show used to be held at Showfield Lane, Malton. Due to lack of space, the show moved venues to Scampston in 1998.
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