Emley Show is back after a two-year break and show president and Huddersfield vet Martin Paterson wants to welcome visitors old and new.

The show – held “beneath the mast” at Factory Farm on Saturday August 6 – is a major event in the rural calendar and attracts around 12,000 people every year.

Mr Paterson, of Donaldson’s Vets in Almondbury, was elected president of the Emley Show Society in January 2020 but has yet to preside over a show!

The Covid-19 pandemic meant the shows in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled and Mr Paterson said: “It was a very great honour to be elected president for the show in August 2020. Little did we know how the following two years were to evolve.”

The show, sponsored by Donaldson’s Vets, is back this weekend on the iconic showground in the shadow of the Emley Moor TV mast and Mr Paterson is looking forward to welcoming people back.

“We have a fantastic family day planned for all visitors with a wide range of animal classes and competitions, equestrian eventing, main ring attractions, food, drink and shopping,” he said.

“All the volunteers on the organising committee have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the relaunched show serves as a celebration and an important link between the agricultural community and the wider public.”

Some of the main attractions include bird of prey displays, a vintage tractor parade and a ‘meet the hounds’ with Rockwood Harriers.

The gates are open to the public from 9am to 5.30pm and there will be an official welcome at 11am where Emley Band will perform.

Tickets for adults (16 and over) are £15 each (with free parking) and can be purchased on the gate. Entry is free for children (15 and under). A free shuttle service runs from the village cross to the showground from 9am with a regular timetable throughout the day.

Tickets can be bought in advance at £12 on the Emley show website HERE

For more information go to the Emley Show website HERE.