Rotherham Show gearing up
Published Wednesday 15th August 12
It just wouldn’t be September in the borough without the Rotherham Show.
For over three decades, the annual spectacular, which retains its prestigious crown as the largest land-show in the north of England, has grown from humble beginnings to become the behemoth it is today, entertaining visitors of all ages from far and wide.
Taking place on September 8 and 9 in the beautiful Clifton Park, the show is set to bring 48 hours of fun, music, excitement and entertainment to the borough.
The show, which is organised by Rotherham Borough Council, will include favourites such as the Vintage Vehicle Rally, Horticultural Show, the Main Arena and the One Town, One Community Stage.
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 1935 Austin 10 Colwyn Cabriolet to1982 Mercedes Benz and for lovers of two-wheeled transport, a classic 1967 BSA Barracuda Motorcyle.
The rally, which welcomes automotive dreams from across the country, has become a huge crowd-puller in its own right.
The Main Arena, hosted by Rother FM, will once again bring a wealth of action to the showground, including the Stannage International Stunt Team and the Kangaroo Gymnastics Display Team, who will be wowing the crowds.
It will be music to the ears all weekend, with Saturday's Folk Festival bringing together some of the finest talent on the international, national and local music scene, headlined by Elbow Jane.
Sunday's treat will be a day of Jazz, headlined by Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces - the UK's top jive and swing band.
For those who prefer the sound of the classic brass bands, Rotherham Town, Maltby Miners' Welfare, Thurcroft Colliery and Dinnington Colliery will be performing at the bandstand from 12 noon.
There is also all the fun of the fair to be had, as well as fierce competition at the Horticultural Show, which will be welcoming hundreds of 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 One Town, One Community area, there will be something going on around every corner, including crafts, arts, workshops and plenty of live performances.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Roger Stone, said: "The Rotherham Show has been the highlight of summer in the borough for over thirty years now and gets better and better each year.
"It takes a large team of dedicated people months to put the show together and ensure that it's a safe, welcoming and entertaining environment for families to have a great, and inexpensive, day out.
"This year offers new attractions and builds on the things that have made the Rotherham Show such a fantastic attraction, after all, there's a reason it attracts over 70,000 people each year.
"See you on the showground!"