BANK Holiday crowds flocked to the Fulford Show to enjoy an afternoon of fun.

The annual York event, which has been running for more than 100 years, raises money for local charities.

The show today (Monday, August 27) took place on the School Lane playing field and in the Social Hall in Fulford, with attractions including a tug-of-war challenge, a miniature railway ride and a beer tent.

The Lord Mayor of York Cllr Keith Orrell, and Lady Mayoress Judith Orrell, opened the show before joining the Tengu School of Taiko to try their hands at a spot of Japanese drumming.

Cllr Keith Aspden, councillor for Fulford and Heslington, said hundreds of people attended the show and added: “It was a really good day. The Japanese drumming was great and it attracts a lot of attention.

“This year in particular there were also a lot of entries for the fruit and vegetables in the exhibition, which was great to see.

“I’d also like to say thank you to the Fulford Show volunteers, particularly members of the field team who put up and take down all the gazebos and stalls.”

Youngsters enjoyed playing on the York City Knights giant inflatable obstacle and later in the afternoon residents teamed up for a tug-of-war.

The show also featured a tombola, charity stalls, face painting, family sports and refreshments, with musical entertainment by New Notes.

Visitors were invited to have a go on a miniature railway and there was a craft and produce exhibition at the Social Hall, with competitions open to adults and children.

Pamela Johnson won first prize in the flower arranging for her Vivienne Westwood-inspired display. And prizes were also handed out in categories including bakery, photography and painting, beer and winemaking, flowers, vegetables and arts and crafts.

Anyone interested in helping out at next year’s show should visit