Rotherham getting excited for the big show!

Published Monday, 10th August 2015
Rotherham show crowd scene
Crowds at Rotherham Show

The Rotherham Show will be returning to Clifton Park this September for another 48 hours of fun and entertainment.

For nearly four decades, the annual festival, which retains its crown as the largest free land show in the north of England, has been a Rotherham tradition, entertaining tens of thousands of visitors of all ages.

Taking place on September 12 and 13 in the beautiful town centre park, the show, which this year is sponsored by Dearne Valley College, is set to bring a weekend of fun, music, excitement and entertainment to the borough.

The show, which is organised by Rotherham Council, will include perennial favourites such as the Vintage Vehicle Rally, Horticultural Show, the Fresh Produce and Craft Marquee and the Rotherham Diversity Festival.

Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, said, "The Rotherham Show is without doubt the most anticipated, and loved, event in the borough. It's an important event for us as a town and one which showcases the best of Rotherham.

"It's an event where thousands of people come together to enjoy two fantastic days of free entertainment in safe and beautiful surroundings.

"It takes a dedicated team of staff to make sure the Rotherham Show remains a weekend to remember each year, with months of planning to ensure that it's a welcoming and entertaining environment for families to have a great day out.

"They have outdone themselves this year, making sure the show remains fresh, whist retaining its traditional values.

"Fingers crossed for two days of sun, but, whether it's raining, warm, damp or dry, the Rotherham Show is always 48 hours of fun which the town can be proud of."

The Rother FM Music Festival, held at the bandstand, is an exciting new addition for this year and is set to bring sparkling tribute acts The Katy Perry Tribute Show, Take That 2 and Queen II, to the park on the Saturday for a day of classic anthems.

Sunday's music will be provided by both local and national renowned artists, including Steph Little, Colin Yates Big Band, Jez Lowe and Britain's Got Talent finalists, The Jive Aces.

The Yorkshire Strongest Man Competition is also new for 2015 and will take place over the two days, with the 'novice' competition taking place on the Saturday and the 'open' section, which will include a car and transit deadlift, monster log, loading medley, car carry and the fearsome Atlas challenge.

The Main Arena is returning, once again with exciting acts, including Reel Stunts in Action, K9 Freestyle Dog Dancing Display and Hulk's Strongman Division, which will feature car carrying and tug-o-war displays.

There is also all the fun of the fair to be had, as well as friendly competition at the Horticultural Show, which will be welcoming hundreds of green-fingered people as they enter their home-grown wonders, as well as their craft masterpieces, to compete for trophies and to show off the best the borough has to offer.

In the Rotherham Diversity Festival area, there will be something going on around every corner, including crafts, arts, workshops and plenty of live performances.

On Sunday the famous Vintage Vehicle Rally, which this year will include over 100 cars as well as a wealth of two-wheeled wonders, will give visitors a close look at vehicles ranging from a Bullitt-busting '68 Dodge Charger to an Simca 5 and for lovers of two-wheeled transport, a classic 1926 Royal Enfield.

As well as all this, there will be hundreds of stalls, all of who will be offering, fun, games, merchandise and information.

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