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 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.


Gallery of images from previous shows.

Gallery of images from previous shows.


Howden show 2017

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


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