Preparations are well underway for what promises to be the best Hope Show yet. After a gap of two years because of the Covid pandemic, the Hope Show committee are delighted to be welcoming exhibitors and visitors back to the show this August Bank Holiday Monday.

Hope Show is the premier agricultural show in Derbyshire and has the biggest sheep entry of any one day show in the North of England. And this year the show will be every bit as impressive, as sheep and cattle exhibitors across the north and midlands will be anxious to show the best of their flocks and herds after the forced hiatus.

Neil Priestley, Show Director, says the Hope Show team have started to plan for this year’s show to ensure that it is bigger and better than ever. He says:

“We have already secured the fantastic Jamie Squibb Motorbike Display team for the key attraction in the Main Ring and for the first time we will also have a Shire Horse Pageant.

“We will also have the usual favourites including the Grand Parade of all the Champions from the cattle, sheep and equine classes and the tractor display where we expect over 100 entries to be on show.

“The sheep dog trials will be running concurrently adjacent to the showground, and there will be all the usual craft and food tent, the horticultural exhibits and an array of trade stands reflecting the rural focus of our traditional show.”

Hope Show is run entirely by volunteers and this year the committee is looking for new volunteers to fill a range of roles including Treasurer and Programme Officer. The committee is a committed group of individuals who are very welcoming to those willing to help out with this great local event.

Interested persons should contact the Show Secretary on hopeshow.secretary@ gmail.comc