Rotherham Show 2018 – something for everyone!Published Monday, 9th July 2018
A combination of new attractions and old favourites will be on offer at this year’s Rotherham Show – still the biggest free-to-enter show in the North of England!
Taking place on the weekend of September 8 and 9, the Show promises to be jam-packed with fun for all the family!
New for this year will be the Show’s “Retro” area – which will include a large colourful marquee with stalls inside selling retro/vintage goods and tasty treats. There will also be a stage inside with live music over both days including performances from The Mersey Belles, Brandon Walton, Moonshiners and The Rodeos Duo.
Also new for this year, is a dedicated children’s area offering entertainment from The Maniax, a hilarious fast moving show with lots of tricks and gags, magic and silliness form Banana Brains Fun Show and fantastic activities including space hoppers, giant Jenga and more!
Live music will feature heavily on the menu of this year’s show, with the Music Marquee hosting performances from bands such as King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, At the Arcade, Tom Masters, Papa Legba’s, Julie Felix and The Fab4.
All the old Rotherham Show favourites will still be there, from the dog show to the horticultural marquee, the vintage vehicle rally to the emergency services and military displays, as well as numerous stalls, fairground rides and refreshment vendors.
Cllr Sarah Allen, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner, Greener Communities, said: “Rotherham Show attracts tens of thousands of visitors to what is an amazing free weekend of family entertainment.
“This year’s Show will have all the popular family favourites, plus some new attractions, such as the new Retro area. If you’ve never visited before, the 2018 Rotherham Show is not to be missed!”
To help cover the Show’s running costs, a £5 per car parking charge on Herringthorpe Playing Fields has been introduced for this year’s event.
“We want to continue running this great free show, which has delighted the public of Rotherham and beyond for almost 40 years, and this parking charge will enable us to help cover the costs of staging this event,” added Cllr Allen.
“By generating income in this way we can continue to offer free entry to the Show itself, while improving the variety of entertainment on offer year on year, to all who visit.”