THE Farndale Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Show, now in its 111th year, will take place on Monday, August 27 and schedules are out now.

The annual show, set at the Showfield in Church Houses, Farndale, deep in the North York Moors, attracts somewhere in the region of 3,000 visitors each year.

This year will see the return of main ring attraction Philippa Williams and her team from Dogs for Life, who are regular attendees at Crufts.

They will be demonstrating the skills of the dogs in a more natural environment, giving an insight into "reward-based" training methods, and Philippa and her team will also be on hand to answer questions throughout the day.

Show secretary Gill Little said: “Come and join the Commondale wool spinners and marvel at the skills of local talent as the show welcomes back the craft tent.

"Prove your strength in the ever popular bale-push or tug-of-war and see the agility of the birds of prey with Owl Adventures.”

Adam Collier will be taking to the PA system to guide visitors through the day and will be joined by David Hinde, Helmsley’s official award-winning town crier.

Schedules are out now - they are free and available from the usual outlets, including Pickering and Kirkbymoorside libraries and BATA in Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from the Farndale Show website at

Closing date for all entries is Saturday, August 11.

Entrance to the show is £5 for adults and £1 for children, with under fives going free.

Parking on the showfield is £3, and free parking will be available nearby. Gates will open to the public from 9.30am.