Reeth Show is a traditional Dales Agricultural Show and has always
been a great family day out in the beautiful Dale of Swaledale.
As usual there will be a wide range of entertainments, shows, displays, stalls and refreshments.
The Great Fremington Edge Fell Race will be taking place as usual, a fixture of the national fell race runs every year.
There will be the popular Horse, Sheep, Cattle & poultry classes, sheep show and rabbit show, vintage tractors, vintage cars, vintage motorbikes, and vintage bikes on display from all eras.
There will be cooking & butchery demonstrations by McIntyre Meats, Wensleydale Butcher, & Chefs from CB Inn Ltd.
There will also be a walling demonstration by Otley and Yorkshire dales branch of dry stone walling,
Local trades will be selling their Fresh Dales produce and products as well as traders from further afield with something for everyone to purchase!
Children will have rides to try and stalls they can spend their pocket money on.
What To See
Reeth 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 sticks, 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 and dry stone walling demonstrations 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. Visit the BOFRA Website to find out more