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June 2017

Howden Show 2017 is now less than three weeks away!

The final countdown to Howden Show 2017 has begun and further details of the action-packed programme of entertainment and attractions has been revealed.

As part of a rural crafts showcase, ceramicist Lee Steele of Holme on Spalding Moor – best known as The Potter Man – will be giving demonstrations and encouraging visitors to have a go themselves. Meanwhile, Mark Constable of Al Fresco Forge will be showcasing traditional blacksmith skills and Matthew Webster of Scrogs Willow will give interactive willow weaving demonstrations. Poet Anneliese Emmans Dean will bring her own unique brand of family ‘edu-tainment’ to the show and ‘Madame Zucchini’ will be making fun sculptures from fruit and vegetables.

There will be demonstrations by a pair of working Belgian Draft Horses, as well as an extensive display of classic cars, motorcycles and a vintage miniature traction engine.

Children will be entertained by Cool Pete and his fascinating scientific experiments, and visitors of all ages will be able to try their hand at circus skills with the team from Surefire Circus.

Foraging guru Mina Said-Allsopp will be among the chefs cooking up a storm in the outdoor demonstration kitchen as part of the hugely popular Food Festival, and she’ll also be leading wild food walks around the showground.

There will also be the usual mix of showing classes for cattle, dogs, horses, handicrafts and horticulture, as well as a wide variety of trade stands, refreshments stalls and other attractions.

As previously announced, headline attractions will include an appearance by the Welsh Axemen, who will demonstrate the little known sport of axe racing. This involves using razor sharp axes in competition to simulate the falling of a tree and cutting it up into lengths. Its origins can be traced back to the early lumber camps of Australia, New Zealand and Canada but it’s now spreading around the globe. Show-goers will be able to watch the Welsh Axemen compete in a series of events, including a tree climb, which involves scaling a ‘tree’ using boards inserted into notches and then cutting off the top, and a hard hit, the aim of which is to cut through a log in the minimum number of axe hits.

There will also be performances by The K92000 Dog Display Team, which is made up highly trained dogs of many different breeds.

In what promises to be a fun spectacle, six rare breed pigs, ranging from Tamworths and Gloucester Old Spots to Saddlebacks and Berkshires, will compete against one another over a series of hurdles in a race that’s sure to cause much amusement. Their handlers will encourage them down the track by shaking a bucket of food and the pigs will hurl themselves over the hurdles in their rush to be the first to the bucket!

A skate ramp will be provided by the Kings Ramps team, who will give awe-inspiring demonstrations and lead a series of fun workshops for people of all ages to take part in, and The Purple Pig Company with bring along their mobile petting farm.

Advance tickets are on sale now at a discounted price (£5 for adults, £2 for children under 14 years and £12 for a family ticket) from Parkin's Butchers, Annie's Fruit Bowl, Michelle Louise, California Gardens, Flourish & Prosper, The Wellington Hotel and Touchwood Homecare in Howden, and The Jug & Bottle in Bubwith.

Howden Show 2017 tickets go on sale

Tickets for Howden Show 2017, which will take place at The Ashes Playing Field on Sunday 2 July, are now on sale from a number of shops in and around Howden.

Prices have been frozen for the fourth year running. Tickets bought on the day will be priced at £7 for adults, £3 for children under 14 years or £17 for a family (for two adults and two children). As usual, discounts are available on tickets bought in advance, which are priced at £5 for adults, £2 for children under 14 years and £12 for a family ticket.

Advance tickets will be available from Parkin’s Butchers, Annie’s Fruit Bowl, Michelle Louise, California Gardens, Flourish & Prosper, The Wellington Hotel and Touchwood Homecare in Howden, and The Jug & Bottle in Bubwith. Please note that the only outlet selling advance tickets after 12 noon on Saturday 1 July will be Flourish & Prosper.

Copies of an informative programme for the event will also be available free of charge. The programme is a comprehensive guide to Howden Show 2017 and contains the timetable for the day; details of the broad range of attractions planned; schedules for the sheep, cattle, horse, dog, horticulture and handicraft showing classes; information about the trade stands attending and more.

It has also been confirmed that the show’s main sponsor will once again be Wren Kitchens, which has provided a generous donation towards the cost of staging the event.

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Media contact: For more information, please contact Lucy Oates at lucy@lucyoates.co.uk or telephone 01757 633833/07968 277218.

May 2017

Headline attractions for Howden Show 2017 announced.

A band of Welsh Axemen will be descend on this year’s Howden Show, but don't be alarmed – they'll be there to demonstrate the little known sport of axe racing!
Axe racing is a work-derived sport that involves using razor sharp axes in competition to simulate the falling of a tree and cutting it up into lengths. Its origins can be traced back to the early lumber camps of Australia, New Zealand and Canada but it is now spreading around the globe. Show-goers will be able to watch as the Welsh Axeman compete in a series of events, including a tree climb, which involves scaling a 'tree' using boards inserted into notches and then cutting off the top, and a hard hit, the aim of which is to cut through a log in the minimum number of axe hits.


Other headline attractions planned for this year’s show include performances by The K92000 Dog Display Team. The team was established 17 years ago and is made up highly trained dogs of many different breeds, which will wow audiences with their obedience and agility skills.


Meanwhile, six rare breed pigs, ranging from Tamworths and Gloucester Old Spots to Saddlebacks and Berkshires, will compete against one another over a series of hurdles in a race that’s sure to cause much amusement. Their handlers will encourage them down the track by shaking a bucket of food and the pigs will hurl themselves over the hurdles in their rush to be the first to the bucket!


A skate ramp will be provided by the Kings Ramps team, who will give awe-inspiring demonstrations and lead a series of fun workshops for people of all ages to take part in.



Howden Show 2017 will take place on Sunday 2 July and more details of the exciting programme will be announced soon.

Media contact: For more information, please contact Lucy Oates at lucy@lucyoates.co.uk or telephone 01757 633833/07968 277218.

Howden Show is organised by a committee of local volunteers.

News from the 2016 show is available at : The 2016 News page.

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Howden show 2017

The next Howden Show will be on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

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